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Last week was an exceptional show of solidarity for the Boycott Driscoll's campaign. Our organizers managed to turn out over 250 people to this year's...
WA State Initiatives Supported by Shoreline UUC CongregantsLast Updated on 2016-07-23 15:09:47
As we head into the season of political advocacy and campaigning for the November 2016 general election, here is a reminder of some important Washington State Initiatives. Members of Shoreline's Social Action Ministry have supported these initiatives with advocacy, signature gathering, and canvassing. If you would like to learn about these initiatives to decide on your voting -- and possibly to get involved in canvassing and publicity, click on the Initiative numbers in the list below for the related web sites. Or contact Bob Beekman, Bill King, or Cheryl Whitcomb.
I-732, Enact a WA state Carbon (CO2 emissions) Tax with revenue used to reduce state sales tax and to fund the WA state working families tax rebate.
I-735, Urges the Washington state congressional delegation to propose a federal constitutional amendment that constitutional rights belong only... More »
Shoreline Social Action Ministry Receives Economic Justice Leadership RecognitionLast Updated on 2016-07-23 14:09:41Shoreline UUC's Social Action Ministry received a certificate of recognition for Economic Justice Leadership from the Unitarian Universalists for Economic Justice (UUJEC) at the UUA General Assembly (GA) in Columbus, Ohio, this June. The certificate was awarded for the work of Shoreline's Social Action Ministry supporting the UUA's current "Escalating Economic Inequality" Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI):
Work on formulating the Economic Inequality CSAI and advocating for its adoption by the the 2014 GA.
Contributions to the UUA national staff's resource list and curriculum for this Inequality CSAI.
Creation of our own 6-week course of study on Economic Inequality, publication of the syllabus and lesson plans for this course on the UUJEC and the NWuuJN websites, and presentation of this course at Shoreline UUC... More »
Tom Neilson, Folk Guitarist and Social Activist, Coming to Northwest in October Last Updated on 2016-07-23 14:07:36I am a folk musician from Western MA who does satire and general social commentary. I have a long history of activism in the various realms of human rights, peace & justice, labor, and environment issues.
I have a grant through AFM Local 1000 that subsidizes school and community music programs. Through the Music Performers Trust Fund (MPTF) my fee is only $221.80 plus a place to spend the night. MPTF will cover the rest of the fee. The program must be educational, which all my concerts are, and be open to the public with no admission charge.
I have another grant that subsidizes my programs that has no stipulations or restrictions. With this option, my fee is just $350.00 and a place to lay my head. These grants are first come, first served.
My remaining open dates in the NW are:
Sunday, October 2 and following week days;
October 11-23. Please let me know if you want a show.... More »
A Personal Response to the Death of Philando Castile and an Invitation to Make a DifferenceLast Updated on 2016-07-22 17:44:45(Excerpted from a longer email)
This email was scheduled to go out July 7. It was delayed because Philando Castile was shot in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on July 6, 2016 by a police officer. I live about 6 miles away from where Philando was killed. I hope you'll forgive the length of this email, but at the CLF we felt it was necessary to acknowledge what's happening in our world and in our communities.
Falcon Heights, where Philando was shot, is a suburb situated in between a northern section of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the shooting was just a few blocks away from the St. Paul border. This is important to know because Philando was a part of my community, though I didn't know him personally. Some of you may know Pastor Danny Givens, Jr., who is part of our CLF Prison Ministry team. Pastor Danny was a close family friend of Philando's. Many of you know both... More »
Update on the Sakuma Boycott Last Updated on 2016-07-22 17:37:08
Last week was an exceptional show of solidarity for the Boycott Driscoll's campaign. Our organizers managed to turn out over 250 people to this year's march, which clearly came across as our most powerful yet. A delegation made up Familias Unidas por la Justicia members, National Farm Worker Ministry, Washington State Labor Council, and Portland Oregon's chapter of the Brown Berets knocked on the office door at Sakuma Bros. demanding a fair process as the FUJ works through a representation process at the farm.
In the news
Because of last Monday's march and the news around Sakuma's finally relenting to sit down with FUJ leadership to create a pathway towards a union contract, thanks to you and the courageous farm workers! FUJ was in the limelight quite a bit. Check out the following links to see what the media is reporting.
· PRI - The... More »
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