The Northwest UU Justice Network is a growing group of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) 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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Who Left the Freezer Door Open?
Join NASA scientist Bob Bindschadler for a fascinating evening as he takes you to Antarctica to share his research, tales of adventures, and...
Climate Action Bills to Call Your State Legislators AboutLast Updated on 2015-03-05 02:43:46Concerned about climate change? There is something you can do that is easy: phone calls to the legislative hotline in Olympia (1-800-562-6000), open 8 A.M. until 8 P.M., M-F. There are three bills in the state senate and a companion bill to one of them in the state house. If you don't know your state legislative district, don't worry. The operator will ask you for your address and then tell you your legislative district and the names of your state senator and two state representatives.
*The first is SB 5735. Just say you OPPOSE this bill and hope that your senator will also do so. It weakens I-937 which voters passed in 2006. I-937 has ushered in a renewable energy boom, helping draw more $8 billion in investments to the state, creating thousands of jobs and generating nearly $150 million in public tax revenue, especially in more rural areas. It has helped push utilities to... More »
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (March 4, 2015)Last Updated on 2015-03-05 02:30:02
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice
Northwest UU Justice Network
March 4, 2015
NETWORK OFFICE NEWS
Organizational Development Grant Report – Curious about what it takes to develop and run the Northwest UU Justice Network? Take a look at our final report for our recent $12,815 grant from the UU Fund for Social Responsibility. More
Help the Northwest UU Justice Network Bloom – Your donation can help the network bloom this spring. It’s easy and tax-deductible. More
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
Interfaith Advocacy Day – The Faith Action Network thanks the nearly 250 advocates who turned out in Olympia, Wash. last month to tell legislators: Act on the Dream: Invest in the Common Good. Read their account and check out their Facebook photos.
Climate Change... More »
Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate RuleLast Updated on 2015-03-04 22:22:06Move to Amend is barnstorming across Washington with talks by former Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb on "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." Part history lesson and part heart-felt call to action, David tells the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution. Find the talk nearest you, fill up a car, and show up! - ready to be energized to reclaim our Democracy!
Click the links for each location, to find the addresses. More information can be found at this Move to Amend event page.
Sunday, February 8th 2015 - PORT ANGELES, WA - 2PM
Sunday, February 8th 2015 - PORT TOWNSEND, WA - 7:15PM
Wednesday, February 11th 2015 - EDMONDS, WA - 7PM
Thursday, February 12th 2015 - OLYMPIA, WA - 7PM
Monday, February 16th 2015 - COLVILLE, WA - 7PM
Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - SPOKANE, WA - 7PM
Thursday,... More »
UUSC Associate Visits Jailed Children – Calls for Our SupportLast Updated on 2015-03-04 19:01:40As a human rights lawyer and a mother of a toddler, I was personally struck by what I saw on my visit to Karnes detention center in Karnes City, Texas, this past week. Refugee women and children, who have come to the United States seeking asylum, are being held in jail-like conditions.
I traveled to Karnes on behalf of UUSC to investigate. Here are just a few of the things that I learned from interviewing women there and observing them and their children:
There are many sick children. But the children are only allowed to see a doctor once their fevers cross a certain threshold temperature.
When children do see a doctor, the mothers aren’t told what medications the children are given. It takes volunteers and legal representatives four to five weeks to get a copy of these medical records.
The refugees are offered unsuitable food, and children are not eating. As a result, a... More »
Dr. Bindschadler speaks March 9 at UUC on climate change Last Updated on 2015-03-04 00:58:16Who Left the Freezer Door Open?
Join NASA scientist Bob Bindschadler for a fascinating evening as he takes you to Antarctica to share his research, tales of adventures, and answers to the question, "Who Left the Freezer Door Open?"
Thawing permafrost, thinning sea ice, and retreating glaciers all signal changes that have become the "new normal" for the colder parts of our planet. These changes continue to affect the daily lives of antarctic residents, but now as the large ice sheets have also begun to lose ice rapidly, billions of people are being impacted through the acceleration of rising seas.
Dr. Robert Bindschadler's career spanned over 30 years at NASA when he retired in 2010. A past president of the International Glaciological Society, he has led multi-institutional and international research projects, most recently a major ice-sheet modeling study for... More »
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