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Call to Action: Support the Black Prisoners' Caucus Last Updated on 2017-06-16 01:39:50 The Black Prisoner's Caucus has asked supporting organizations and people of conscience to stand up to defend the Taking Education and Creating History (TEACH) program that has existed at Clallum Bay Corrections Center in Washington State for the last four years. TEACH is a university that was created by and for prisoners. Their teaching philosophy is one that moves at the pace of the slowest, and having each one teach one. The program has awarded 700 certificates of completion to participating students and awarded over 400 college credits. The program has reduced the amount of violent infractions by their participants by 99%, non-violent infractions by 88.4% and minor infractions by 83.4% (based on a survey of 60 participants conducted by the Black Prisoner's Caucus earlier this year). Further, they were able to double the number that experienced no infractions whatsoever... More »
Virtual Lobby Day for Climate Action - June 15th Last Updated on 2017-06-13 14:10:57 Hello, CarbonWA friends: Well, after the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, we've heard a lot of frustration, outrage, despair and pledges to take action from individuals and local political leaders. Now that the news has settled in, we've all talked the talk, now it's time to walk the walk. Read on, for ways that you can walk your walk and get Washington moving on climate. June 15th virtual lobby day - write, call, and post for climate action! We feel like we are beginning to sound like a broken record - once again there is no new news to report from the legislature. The carbon tax remains in play in part because no substantial progress appears to have been made that could rule it out and because the central problem for the legislature remains - they need to rewrite the budget to increase overall funding and don't appear to have a consensus on how to do so.... More »
Love Resists: Online Joint Initiative to Resist Hate Speech and Xenophobia Last Updated on 2017-05-10 16:21:13 Love Resists!   In January, the UUA and UUSC began an unprecedented level of collaboration to support a growing movement to resist hate speech and xenophobic policy actions at local, state, and national levels, fed by the Trump administration's dangerous and immoral policy agenda. Since then, thousands of individuals, congregations, and organizations have joined by adding their names to the "Declaration of Conscience," kick-starting the first phase in our recently named joint initiative, Love Resists. Over the past three months, that effort has continued to grow. Love Resists is now nearly 15,000 strong, and includes individuals and groups from all 50 states, as well as across the globe. UUs have joined in this work to resist the increasing criminalization of our communities and to support inclusive policies and strategies that will create safer, more just,... More »
A Farm to Table Mother’s Day Brunch on the Waterfront in Bellingham, Wash. Last Updated on 2017-05-03 21:40:50 ‘WE’ – A Farm to Table Mother’s Day Brunch on the Waterfront Benefit for Thunderbirds Raised Her (The Jefferson Sisters) Sunday, May 14 12-3:30 p.m. 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. in Bellingham. Wash.   You are cordially invited to a farm to table Mother’s Day Brunch in support of a debut album and video launch for Thunderbirds Raised Her (The Jefferson Sisters.) Lummi prepared salmon and crab, vegetable frittatas, mimosas, a dessert dash, and more! Join us in this beautiful opportunity to give back to these young women who have blessed the community with their gift and song! It is important for all of us to protect Mother Earth. Thunderbirds Raised Her use the gift the Creator gave them to inspire change. With the production of their album and music video they will be able to inspire a larger community with their words and song.... More »
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (April 27, 2017) Last Updated on 2017-04-27 20:40:50 Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice Download this Edition April 27, 2017     ADVOCACY ALERTS April 29 Climate Marches – To fight back against the Trump administration’s attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency, the People’s Climate Movement in Washington, D.C. calls on the public to join the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice. More Communities along the Columbia River plan an all-day event in Kalama, Wash. to oppose the Longview coal export terminal, the Kalama methanol refinery and export terminal and the Vancouver oil terminal. More In Bellingham, Wash. a march will highlight local struggles and efforts. More The Tri-Cities People’s Climate Festival happens in Richland, Wash. at John Dam Plaza (1815 George Washington Way.) More On Whidbey Island, a 10 a.m. Climate March begins at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (565... More »