Marriage Equality Bills Introduced

In the new legislative session beginning in January 2012, the very first bills posted in the Assembly and Senate (A.1 and S.1 respectively) would establish marriage equality in New Jersey.

Check back for more information – we’ll keep you posted.

A Senate hearing is being held on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00am in the State House in Trenton.  Join fellow UULMNJ members at the hearing – make sure to get there early!

You can also contact your legislators, see  www.njleg.state.nj.us/ for contact ...

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Marriage Equality – Senate Hearing Jan. 24, 2012

In the new legislative session beginning in January 2012, the very first bills posted in the Assembly and Senate (A.1 and S.1 respectively) would establish marriage equality in New Jersey.

A Senate hearing is being held on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00am in the State House in Trenton.  Join fellow UULMNJ members at the hearing – make sure to get there early!

You can also contact your legislators, see  www.njleg.state.nj.us/ for contact information.

And let us know if you would like to be ...

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Senate Hearing – January 24 – We Need You

Garden State Equality is compiling witnesses to testify at the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00 am on S.1, the marriage equality bill.  The hearing will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at the State House, though people will be meeting earlier to get seats.

They are specifically seeking:

  • Civil union couples who have faced difficulties with the civil union law.
  • Civil union couples who want to talk about what the deprivation of marriage equality means to them.
  • Clergy.
  • LGBT ...
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Cherry Hill: Gearing Up for Marriage Equality

Two years ago, the UU Church in Cherry Hill, under the leadership of our Social Justice Committee, put out an enormous effort to support marriage equality. Sadly, the bill before the legislature was defeated. We stood proudly along with other advocates of marriage equality doing our part. We wrote letters, volunteered time, and created a legislative brigade through which we were able to send about a dozen people (different people for different hearings depending on the individual availability of our church community ...

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday evening, January 16, I was  participating in a conference call with our congregational liaisons.   I mentioned a reading, a sermon by Martin Luther King, Jr. I heard at the Summit MLK service.  I thought I would pass it on to you.  Although it was written 50 years ago, it still rings true.

 

Paul’s Letter to American Christians
– Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956

 

And here’s an article from the local press, Unitarians to ...

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Health Insurance Exchange Forum at UU Princeton

What is the NJ Health Insurance Exchange and What Does It Mean for You?

A Forum on NJ Health Insurance Exchanges will be held on Sunday, February 26 after the second service at 12:30 pm in Fahs Theatre at the UU Congregation of Princeton, located at 50 Cherry Hill Road in Princeton.

The national Affordable Care Act requires the implementation of an Exchange in each state during 2014 to assist individuals and small employers in purchasing health insurance.  This Forum will discuss ...

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Ridgewood: Films and Discussions: 1/13/12 and 2/3/12

Friday, January 13: The film “Which Way Home” shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face many dangers as they try to get to the U.S. to work or to join their families, on top of a freight train they call “The Beast.”

Friday, Feburary 3: “Lost in Detention” , Frontline film, investigates President Obama’s enforcement strategies and journeys into the secretive world of immigrant detention, with a penetrating look at who is being detained and ...

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Vote to Override Fracking Ban Veto

On January 9 there will be a chance to override the Governor’s veto of New Jersey’s fracking ban, but we need your help to do it.  If the legislators in both houses, who originally supported the ban, vote to override the veto, it will pass with a significant majority.

Please contact Senator Sweeney’s office the first week in January, and ask Senator Sweeney to hold a vote to override the Governor’s veto of the fracking ban.  See http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ for contact information.

For ...

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Sussex Co: Join us in protecting our parklands

This month the National Park Service will be accepting public input regarding the Susquehanna to Roseland 500 kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit.  The Green Sanctuary Committee of the UU Fellowship of Sussex County (Newton) has been opposing this expansion proposal for the past two years because of the harm it will do to the environment of northwest New Jersey and to our treasured parklands.

We’ve provided information the UULMNJ’s Environment Task Force, asking other New Jersey UUs to ...

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National Park Service seeking input on Susquehanna-Roseland 500 kV power lines

The following information is being forwarded from the UULMNJ Environmental Justice Task Force. It has particular implications for our northern New Jersey congregations.  Comments are being accepted until Jan. 31st.

This month the National Park Service will be accepting public input regarding the Susquehanna to Roseland 500 kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit.  The Green Sanctuary Committee of the UU Fellowship of Sussex County (Newton) has been opposing this expansion proposal for the past two years because of the harm ...

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