Connect by Issue

UUs in the Pacific Northwest are working on a variety of social, environmental, educational and human rights needs and issues.  The topic tree below includes links to ISSUE GROUPS and topic information structured into our website. Additional areas and pages will be added whenever we have content and/or individuals to warrant development.*




Basic Needs

      Health, Health Care & Safety

           HOSPITAL MERGERS see Separation of Church & State


           Homelessness - an OUUC Report




Educational Needs            






Ethical Eating


Good Governance

      Connect to Advocate (Many Issues here!)


Separation of Church & State


Human Rights

FIRST/American Indian NATIONS (HUB)







Reproductive Justice


Palestinian-Israeli Peace & Justice (See Human Rights: PALESTINIAN RIGHTS)


* Please contact D D Hilke, Executive Director, at to suggest additional issue areas for our region or if you’d like to convene an issue group or support the creation of a new resource HUB online. 


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Yoga for People of Color: 8 Limbs Yoga Center - Capitol Hill Last Updated on 2018-03-22 17:23:14 8 Limbs Capitol Hill, 500 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122 (located on the second floor with stairwell access) Thursdays: 7:15 – 8:45pm (1st & 3rd Thursday of each month) This All Levels Hatha Yoga Class offers a healing space for those identifying as persons of color to help improve their physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. The Yoga for People of Color class is an entry point for people new to yoga, as well as a means for those with yoga experience to continue to evolve their practice. There will be an opportunity to listen to each other’s stories and learn how yoga, philosophy and its practices, can be used to reclaim personal power, and heal the experience of being a person of color in America. The ability to regularly come together – to move our bodies, breathe, and explore mindfulness teachings in a space that is both racially and culturally... More »
Help Build a Well in Support of World Water Day, March 22, 2018 Last Updated on 2018-03-22 17:07:29 On this World Water Day, we’ve set a straightforward goal that will have a huge impact: construct two wells for families in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Wells in two communities have broken or run dry, forcing residents, often women and children, to trek miles for water. With your help, we can change this by building two wells in two separate villages before the dry season sets in. Please join us with a donation of $25, $35 or $50 toward the construction of two solar-powered wells. On a recent visit to these villages, I saw firsthand how these villages symbolize hope and joy for displaced families who are rebuilding their lives after a devastating earthquake. Proximity to a well and access to drinking water is critical to their livelihood and success. Please join us on World Water Day to multiply that hope and joy with two solar-powered wells. Together, we can make a... More »
"America Will Be" Video Series: Uniting a Movement Last Updated on 2018-03-22 01:55:42 Today, we call you to witness the powerful organizing taking place to fight systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation. We’re so excited to share three videos from filmmaker Dara Kell, who has been capturing the stories of poor people, clergy and moral leaders joining together around the country to build the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Watch this video and share it with your community. Thanks for your support, The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival   More »
If Trump fires Mueller, Join a Rapid-Response Protest Near You Last Updated on 2018-03-21 17:46:50 A Civic Action: Donald Trump may be closer than ever to firing Robert Mueller and ending the Trump-Russia investigation. On Saturday, Trump's personal attorney called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, while Trump targeted Mueller by name for the first time on Twitter. If he does make a move, we'll be ready for him—because MoveOn members and our allies have already signed up to organize more than 800 rapid-response protests, with more than 250,000 MoveOn members pledged to attend—in the hours directly following a potential Mueller firing or a calculated move to stop the investigation. Click here to join a rapid-response protest near you if Trump fires Mueller or otherwise ends the independent investigation—and share it with your friends. This way, you'll receive notice within hours of where to... More »
Sanctuary Training & All-Issue Breakout Sessions, April 27 at Portland Regional Assembly Last Updated on 2018-03-21 17:18:21 Join UUs and Activists from across the Pacific Western Region at the UU Regional Assembly: April 27-29 in Portland, Ore.   Justice Training and Issue Networking When: ‚Äč   Friday Afternoon, April 27, 1 - 5 p.m. Where:   Double Tree in, Portland, Ore.   Conference ID for the Pacific Western Regional Assembly of the UUA NOT required to attend. Free and open to the public.   Gain important tools to better support Sanctuary efforts, learn about healthy partnerships, engage with Love Resists, connect with others, and make new friends.   Readying Ourselves for Solidarity with Sanctuary Efforts: Sanctuary has evolved to encompass more than just physical Sanctuary to now include, rapid response (Sanctuary in the Streets) and short-term Sanctuary. Both are grounded in a justice accompaniment approach. We will examine the role of criminalization in the... More »