The Northwest UU Justice Network is a growing group of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and like-minded justice allies who are working to build a more just and sustainable world. We "do more, more easily and to greater effect" by working together.
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“This drought will have catastrophic far-reaching effects for many years to come.” – Scott Schuyer, Natural Resources director for the Upper Skagit Tribe
Shoreline UUC Social Action Ministry Priorities, Projects, and PeopleLast Updated on 2015-10-06 19:55:28Currently, the Shoreline UUC Social Action Ministry has these top priorities for addressing systemic social justice issues:
To reduce economic inequality, especially by reforming WA’s regressive state tax system, securing living wages and protections from unjust treatment for all workers, mending the shredded social safety net, and investing in the common good.
To eliminate the undue influence of concentrated financial power on elections and government policy, by working to counter recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including Citizens United and McCutcheon.
To establish environmental/green justice policies while working to prevent their economic burdens from falling on those least able to bear them. In particular, we will work for a state carbon emission reduction charge or for a carbon tax, with tax breaks or rebates... More »
Shoreline UUC Volunteer Service Project at Food Lifeline: Oct. 20Last Updated on 2015-10-06 18:41:49
Food Lifeline not only delivers food and supplies to 277 food banks and meal programs in western Washington, they are the primary source of research, data, and ideas on hunger issues. We do our part by helping in the food repacking program and would love to have you join us.
October Date: Tuesday October 20, 2015. The project begins promptly at 6 p.m. and ends at 8. (Please don't arrive after 6:05 because the doors lock and we won't be able to hear you knock.) Everyone welcome, please remember to wear closed-toe shoes.
Address: Food Lifeline is at 1702 NE 150th Street (near the former Fircrest School area). Turn east on NE 150th off 15th Avenue NE in Shoreline. Drive a short distance and watch for the driveway into the Food Lifeline parking lot and warehouse on the left. There's a small Food Lifeline sign to mark the turn.
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Interfaith Leaders Meet with the Washington State Governor Inslee on Greenhouse Gas EmissionsLast Updated on 2015-10-03 01:54:57On Thursday, September 17, Faith Action Network Co-Director Paul Benz and ten other faith leaders met with Governor Jay Inslee over lunch at the Governor's Mansion in Olympia. This meeting was called by the Governor to gain stakeholder input from various groups as to how we can together combat climate change in our state. Since that meeting took place, those faith leaders have drafted a short statement in support for government action that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, specifically through enforcing the state's Clean Air Act (which became state law in 2008) via a new rulemaking process that targets our state’s 30 largest emitters of carbon dioxide. Read the full statement here. For more information on the Governor’s rulemaking process, click here. In the coming weeks, the group also hopes to put together a more extensive statement, along with a collaborative,... More »
Speak Up About Housing Benefits for Medicaid Beneficiaries in Washington StateLast Updated on 2015-10-03 01:49:55For the last few months, Washington State has been in the process of applying to use Medicaid information to create a program that will offer housing support to those who are beneficiaries. Earlier this month, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) completed a preliminary review of that application and opened a 30-day federal comment period beginning on September 9.
Washington State’s Faith Action Network asks you to consider helping urge CMS to accept this proposal in order for a supportive housing Medicaid benefit to be created. All public comments to CMS must be submitted by Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 PM. Submit a letter of support to CMS using a letter template created by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, which you can download at this website. (Note that this is a new public comment period, so if you submitted comments to the state,... More »
Tell Wendy's: Join the solution to farmworker exploitation!Last Updated on 2015-09-30 14:58:09For decades, farmworkers have experienced rampant wage theft, sexual harassment, health dangers, discrimination, and poverty — but thanks to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Fair Food Program, a new day of human rights is dawning in Florida tomato fields and beyond.
Every major fast-food corporation has agreed to take responsibility for abuse in their supply chain by joining the Fair Food Program — all except one: Wendy's.
Wendy's is the only major fast-food chain still refusing to join the Fair Food Program — through which businesses partner with growers and farmworkers to ensure that the people who supply their produce are treated with dignity and respect.
Tell Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick to sign onto the Fair Food Program now.
UUSC has a long tradition of supporting workers' rights. That's why we're standing with the Coalition of... More »
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