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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Increased voter turnout from People of Color, young people, and low-income communities in elections over the past six years has changed political alignments and power across the...
Harvard Divestment: Hunger Strikers Request Your SupportLast Updated on 2014-10-24 02:37:03For 72 hours, since Monday, 10/20/14 the students, professors, and alumni of Divest Harvard have been fasting for fossil fuel divestment — and supporters from across the country will pledge to join them.
But student activism alone can’t move Harvard. In the 1980s, it took a solidarity movement from across the country to make Harvard’s administration take campus activism seriously and pull investments from South Africa’s apartheid regime.
Divest Harvard will be fasting and holding events throughout the week. Can you call Harvard President Drew Faust at (617) 495-1502 and show her that supporters across the country stand with them?
WHAT TO SAY
Here’s a sample script you can use:
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I live in [CITY, STATE]. I'm calling to tell you to divest Harvard's endowment from fossil fuel corporations.
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Carbon Pricing Legislative Candidates SurveyLast Updated on 2014-10-23 23:33:29Carbon Pricing Legislative Candidates Survey
Pricing carbon emissions is critical to slowing climate change.
In September 2014, the Climate Action Ministry at East Shore Unitarian Church (Bellevue) asked all legislative candidates in nearby districts if they would support legislation with either of the following carbon pricing options*:
(A) a regulated cap & trade carbon pricing system
(B) a revenue neutral carbon tax
(C) a carbon fee with proceeds returned to all citizens
The following 8 candidates responded saying they would support one or more of the above legislation options.
5th State Legislative District (House): Essie Hicks
37th State Legislative District (Senate): Pramila Jayapal
37th State Legislative District (Senate): Louis Watanabe
45th State Legislative District (Senate): Matt Isenhower
45th State Legislative District (House): Larry Springer
45th State Legislative... More »
Singer/songwriter Libby Roderick at 350seattle Fundraiser Nov. 8Last Updated on 2014-10-23 22:59:53Enjoy the music of Libby Roderick at a fundraiser for 350seattle.org, the local branch of Bill McKibben's 350.org that is mobilizing people to act on the issue of climate change.
Libby is an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, poet, activist, and lifelong Alaskan. Her song "How Could Anyone" has been sung around the world and in 2003, NASA played her song "Dig Down Deep" on the planet Mars as encouragement to the robot Spirit. She is a witty artist who offers a remarkable blend of passionate music, wry humor, and incisive commentary on social and personal issues.
Libby will be playing at University Christian Church, 4731 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, on Saturday, November 8, at 7 P.M. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at 350seattle.org. Tickets at the door are $25. There will be $2 event parking in the church lot or take one of the several buses that go... More »
Oregon UU Voices Board Selects Climate as 2014-15 IssueLast Updated on 2014-10-23 22:43:01
Global Climate Change is an issue area that affects all of us, and will profoundly affect our children and our childrenʼs children. It is huge. Being such a big issue makes it perhaps a bigger challenge to choose a way to work that feels effective - but it also erases doubt that this is of great importance to all. UUʼs throughout the state are thinking about it, and working on it, in many ways.
This issue was one of the three chosen last year at our annual meeting. (Along with Income Inequality and Freedom to Marry.)
Your UU Voices for Justice board has chosen Global Climate Change/Environmental issues as our Education/Umbrella issue for 2014-15.
Below is the proposal, including some of a the reasons the board selected it. Let others in your congregation and in this organization know what justice issues are close to your heart and what you want to do about them. You may have a... More »
UU Values and Oregon State Ballot MeasuresLast Updated on 2014-10-23 22:33:53
Being Unitarian Universalist informs our thinking on social justice issues. That includes consideration of this year’s state ballot measures. The election is just 3 weeks away as I write this. My voter pamphlet has arrived; my ballot will be in my mailbox soon.
Three ballot measures, in particular, speak to long standing Unitarian Universalist stances as exhibited by various UU Congregational Study Action Issues, Statements of Immediate Witness, significant projects undertaken by the Unitarian Universalist Association, and ongoing activities in our districts and congregations. We say these measures have “grounding” in our UU values.
Measure 88, Driver Cards: Provides Oregon resident “driver cards” without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States.
In 2012, in Phoenix, Arizona, the UUA devoted an entire General Assembly to justice work.... More »
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