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WHAT IS AN ISSUE HUB?  While the Northwest UU Justice Network supports work on more than 50 issues, there are some issues where our members' involvement spans so many individuals, congregations, events, actions, and states that we have recognized a need to increase our support with leadership development and expanded online resources and administrative services. 

ISSUE HUBs provide space for an expanded online presence for these growing inter-state issue networks.  Read more about our vision for issue networks.

These HUBs were officially launched at the 2016 Northwest Justice Summit.   More are in the works.  All are works-in-progress as are the issue networks they serve.  Please sign on to join these efforts on the individual HUB pages, or contact DD Hilke at NWuuJN.Exec@gmail.com to learn more.

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Voting Rights Session Report from the 2017 Summit Last Updated on 2017-10-19 20:34:59 2017 Breakout on Voting Rights Facilitator: Dave Speights                     Reporter: Nancy Johnson   Participants introduced themselves and described their interest and level of involvement in voting rights issues. Discussion regarding concerns followed: 1. Voter suppression Concerns regarding under-representation of low-income, homeless, and felons who have paid their debt to society. These people are assumed to vote primarily Democratic; thus it benefits Republicans to ignore these problems. A federal court recently ruled that Yakima, Washington's voting system discriminated against Latinos: https://www.aclu.org/news/federal-court-rules-yakimas-voting-system-violates-voting-rights-act . 2. Gerrymandering Proportional representation (see... More »
Tax Reform – Session Report – 2017 Summit Last Updated on 2017-10-19 14:41:46 2017 Breakout on Tax Reform Facilitator: Bob Beekman                Reporter: Zelda Foxall This session included discussion on both tax reform issues at a national level and at the state level. At the beginning of the session participants were surveyed on their interest and/or knowledge of tax reform in general. Their level of knowledge ranged from: Quite knowledgeable and served as a resource; Reasonable to moderate knowledge about tax reform; and Limited knowledge The group’s interest as it pertained to tax reform included regressive taxes, earned income tax credit (EITC) and fairer taxes. Discussion on the national tax reform included fake tax reform, i.e., repatriation of foreign assets, and real tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. The tax plan proposed by Republicans in the Congress and Trump is vague. However it is clear... More »
Online Advocacy Training Oct. 22 from Oregon UU Voices for Justice Last Updated on 2017-10-19 14:38:20 Join the Oregon UU Voices for Justice Legislative Focus Team (LiFT) ! The first of our advocacy training sessions begins this SUNDAY! Learn the secrets of legislative advocacy. Chris Vogel, our trainer, is a UU from Salem and a board member for Oregon UU Voices for Justice. She is an expert on the legislature. This will provide you with very strong grounding on working with the legislature. Open to ALL! Sunday, Oct. 22 6-7:30 p.m. Connection Information: Zoom video conferencing link: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/4249969892 Phone number: +1 408-638-0968, Meeting ID: 424 996 9892 The easiest and best way to participate is with your computer or Ipad, however if you have a slow connection call in by phone. With a phone connection and the links in this document -- you can follow along. Hope to see you on Sunday!     More »
Thinking Through the Unthinkable Last Updated on 2017-10-18 23:29:59   As the Las Vegas mass shooting leaves the front pages, please think about the evolution of "superior weapons" in our society related to the Doctrine of Discovery's mandate to "take dominion over the people, the lands, and the resources" of the Original peoples and nations worldwide. Following this are some links to current videos on the Doctrine of Discovery.   Thinking Through The Unthinkable Swil Kanim, member of Lummi Nation  (Oct. 4, 2017)   It is difficult for America to address the atrocities of [Las Vegas] when we don’t look at from where we have come. The word unthinkable haunts me. It is thinkable. We have, as a nation, slaughtered innocents as we have perfected genocide. Superior weapons of mass destruction are our invention. As is systemic freedom of expression. So, let’s do this. Let’s... More »
Beacon Press Offers Resources to Dismantle White Supremacy and Violence Last Updated on 2017-10-18 22:01:58 The events in Charlottesville, Virginia are a frightening and disheartening reminder of how hate and intolerance in the US resurface when bigots feel empowered to act on their prejudice. Cornel West described the rally that took place on Aug. 12 as “the biggest gathering of a hate-driven right wing in the history of this country in the last 30 to 35 years.” Watching the violence unfold left us feeling sorrowful and horrified. We at Beacon Press believe in promoting anti-racism, religious pluralism, and respect for diversity in all areas of life. We work to lift up the voices that speak to urgent social issues. In today’s politically fraught climate, we find ourselves face-to-face with these issues, which is why Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II has rightfully declared that,... More »