Economic Justice HUB

Economic Justice encompasses privation – some people’s lack of the necessities of human life and well-being -- food, shelter, health care.

However, economic justice is about more than poverty.  It’s also about America’s alarming widening of economic inequality since the 1970s. The problems go beyond the obvious grinding problems of the poor --- to the struggles, insecurities and frustrations of the middle class -- and the alienation and false consciousness of the rich.

And economic justice is not just about the economy. It’s about the corrosive effects of extreme income and wealth disparities on the health of our entire society, our country’s political life, and our individual interpersonal relations.

UUs working on these problems look at their interdependent effects and causes. We also examine alternative ways of ordering our society and economy. And we look for specific policies we can support and specific actions we can take. 

Please look at the links below and then join us.

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Shoreline UUC All-Ages Volunteer Sunday at Mary's Place North Shelter, Oct. 8 After Worship Last Updated on 2017-09-24 22:34:36   Shoreline UUC congregants -- interested in all-ages volunteering for homeless families? Join us October 8th + take a survey!   It's time to put our great intentions into action. We're resuming our all-ages volunteer project with the Mary's Place north shelter. Join us on Sunday, October 8th after church (lunch, then volunteer 12:30-3:00). Advance online registration with Mary's Place is appreciated (use code SHORELINEUU). Children are welcome!   We'd like your feedback in this survey about the congregation's interest in this volunteer project. Contact Corinne Sherry with any questions at csherry@gmail.com   More »
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Will be Shoreline UUC PlateShare Recipient on October 8 Last Updated on 2017-09-24 22:17:57   Shoreline UU Church's PlateShare Offering during the worship service on Sunday, October 8, will be for the benefit of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). NWIRP is a social services nonprofit agency is a non-profit legal services organization in Washington State. NWIRP's mission is to promote justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Based on congregant polling each January, nine Shoreline UUC Plate Share offerings are scheduled for the year. On each PlateShare Sunday, 75% of the offering collected is given to a highly effective local non-profit serving people in need. More »
Register today for the 2017 Justice Summit, October 7, 2017, Seattle, Wash. Last Updated on 2017-09-24 21:11:32 Reserve your place now! 7th Annual UU Justice Summit Saturday, October 7, 2017 Download the Brochure Check out the all-day program Register for the Summit Extras: Pre & Post Events; Homestays Sponsors of the 2017 Summit University Unitarian Church Seattle, Washington Register today to connect for issues that matter to you. ​Online registration closes Sunday evening, October 1 Now more than ever!  For many of us, our call to pursue justice has never been more urgent. We find ourselves in challenging times, often less sure of the road ahead, but at the same time more committed to take action than ever. This year we come together, acknowledging this unique time in which we live and our role in it. We gather to hear our own calls more clearly, to broaden our understanding, to consider the challenges, to develop new tools, and to inspire and be inspired by others. The... More »
Bernie Sanders Introduced Single-Payer Bill in the Senate Last Updated on 2017-09-24 20:48:57   Along with 15 co-sponsors, Bernie introduced Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care legislation in the U.S. Senate today. There is more support right now in Congress (the House and the Senate) than at any time in history.   Co-sponsoring the bill with Bernie Sanders are the following. If your Congress persons are not on this list call them and ask them why not and when they will be. Cory Booker (NJ) Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) Kamala Harris (CA) Elizabeth Warren (MA) Patrick Leahy (VT) Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) Jeff Merkley (OR) Ed Markey (MA) Martin Heinrich (NM) Tom Udall (NM) Brian Schatz (HI) Mazie Hirono (HI) Richard Blumenthal (CT) Tammy Baldwin (WI) Al Franken (MN)   If you’ve... More »
Real Change 23rd Anniversary Breakfast, Sept. 19 in Seattle Last Updated on 2017-09-07 17:14:22 Shoreline UUC congregant and activist Nancy Curtis has brought this event to our attention: What: Real Change 23rd Anniversary Breakfast When: Tuesday, Sept.19,  8-9 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.) Where: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Sixth Floor, West Lobby, Seattle Keynote Speaker: Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University Cost: Attendance is free for everyone. There will be an opportunity to make a donation during the event. Register for attendance on-line  You may also make an online donation there whether you will be attending the breakfast or not.   Real Change is a weekly progressive street newspaper based in Seattle, Washington, USA written by professional staff and sold by self-employed vendors, many of whom are homeless. The paper provides them with an alternative to panhandling and covers a variety of social justice... More »