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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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Cruel Move: US Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Has Delayed the "Trial of the Century" Last Updated on 2018-10-24 14:49:20 “We are 6 business days from a trial we have been preparing for for 3 years. The lengths my own government is going to to get this case thrown out and avoid trial is absurd and offensive. This case is not about money...This is about my future and the future of our youngest generations. This is about fundamental constitutional rights of children.”Vic Barrett​​, 19-year-old plaintiff Juliana v US Youth Plaintiffs File Response with Supreme Court Pointing to the Government’s Serious Mischaracterization of Juliana v. United States Eugene, Oregon -- Today, 10/23/18, attorneys for youth plaintiffs in the landmark climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, filed their response with the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, requesting that the Court allow their trial to proceed on October 29 and pointing to numerous mischaracterizations of the lawsuit by... More »
Responding to Maas's "Vote No on 1631" Last Updated on 2018-10-22 22:15:01 Even as the number of endorsements grows for I-1631, including heavy weights Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, and cities across the state like Seattle, Tacoma, Mercer Island and little Langley on Whidbey Island, the anti-campaign heats up driven by millions of dollars from oil companies in Texas. Up to now, spending more than 21 million dollars.  One of the lead stories in this campaign concerns weather celebrity and University of Washington professor Cliff Maas, co-author of the "No on 1631" response in the voters pamphlet. Here we respond to Maas's assertions. “If you care about the environment, if you worry about global warming, and if this summer's smoke is of concern, you should vote against Washington State Initiative 1631.” Cliff Maas Blog 10/14/18 Cliff is a great meteorologist, but, has always had disturbing attitudes about climate change... More »
Shocking Signs of Impending Peril Last Updated on 2018-10-20 03:08:35 Did we leave this on the back burner too long?  IPPCC says we have 12 years left to get to carbon neutral.  “It’s like a deafening, piercing smoke alarm going off in the kitchen. We have to put out the fire,” said Erik Solheim, executive director of the U.N. Environment Program  The bottom line, the report found, is that the world is woefully off target. “Net zero must be the new global mantra”- To avoid surpassing 1.5 C rise we must reduce GHG emissions precipitously by 2030. We have two choices: stop emissions entirely by 2050 or remove the amount of carbon dioxide from the air which humans put there since the industrial revolution. “What is needed is a WWII like mobilization.” Lester Brown Earth Policy Institute, 2007“ 1.5 degrees is the new 2 degrees,” said Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace... More »
New Online School for Activist Organizers and Trainers Last Updated on 2018-09-14 19:01:58   A little over 20 years ago, a small group of us, working out of a rented basement, launched YES! Magazine. Eighty-some issues later, YES! is still a powerful force for positive change. I’m writing to invite you to join me and a team of organizers and trainers from around the country for the launch of another project — PeoplesHub, a new, online movement school. I hope you’ll join us for a live, online gathering, a “PeoplesHub Circle,” on September 11, to learn how you can be part of it. Just register for free at this link. It may sound familiar — PeoplesHub, like YES!, is about supporting you in creating a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. What PeoplesHub offers that's new is online programs with skilled facilitators and organizers to support you in making your dreams for a better world a reality. All of our programs are... More »
The 2018 Justice Summit - Evolve with us! Last Updated on 2018-09-05 16:42:12   These are not ordinary times. So, this year, Northwest UU Justice Network and Washington UU Voices for Justice are planning a justice summit targeted towards evolution — organizationally and individually. The 2018 Summit will be: A summit designed to bring together activists and representatives from UU congregations across Washington State and beyond. A summit for us to rekindle and recommit to both our individual and collective work for justice. A summit to launch a new organization, JUUstice Washington, that will: Emphasize advocacy and action. Promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our justice work, through our educational efforts, and in the very fabric of our organization. Understand and effectively respond to the intersectionality of issues. A summit to forge strong, new working relationships and develop state-wide Issue & Advocacy teams. A... More »