UULMNJ Fall Issues Conference – October 19, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 9:00am – 2:30pm

Hosted by the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield
724 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ
(see www.fusp.org for directions)

This gathering will be a working session to:

  • Discuss the determine UULMNJ focus issues for the coming year
  • Learn how you can work with UULMNJ in your home congregation
  • Meet with justice leaders from other congregations

Special Guests

  • Keynote speaker, Sue Fulton, a 1980 West Point graduate and part of the first ...
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Job Announcement – Faith Organizer for Marriage Equality

The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey in collaboration with New Jersey United for Marriage, is offering a full-time 3-4 month organizing position to bring about Marriage Equality in New Jersey by the end of this legislative session (January 2014).  The position description is below, and may also be downloaded here.  Priority will be given to applications received by Sept. 6.   Please distribute as widely and as quickly as you can to anyone interested.  For more information, ...

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March on Washington – August 24

From Standing on the Side of Love

On Saturday, August 24th, activists from all over the country will gather in Washington, DC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic I Have A Dream speech.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act and the acquittal of George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin’s death, it has become clear that our work for ...

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Exploring a Renewable Energy Coalition

A meeting was recently held at the Princeton UU Church regarding the proposed formation of a coalition to push for renewable energy in New Jersey. Led by Bill Potter, a new member at Princeton, who was once the Public Advocate for the State of NJ, the group is seeking supporting organizations that would contact legislators to sponsor a bill that would require that the state achieve 80% Renewable Electricity by 2050, with an intermediate requirement of 30% Renewable Electricity by ...

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Policy Brief – Marriage Equality

The Legislative Ministry of New Jersey supports full marriage equality legislation in New Jersey.  Unitarian Universalist support for marriage equality stems from the belief in respecting “the inherent worth and dignity of every person” and in “justice, equity and compassion in human relations” – beliefs we share with many outside our faith tradition.  These beliefs apply equally to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and lead us to not only support, but embrace, marriage equality.

Unitarian Universalist congregations and ...

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Policy Brief: Fracking Waste

As Unitarian Universalists, four of our core principles are:

  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part;
  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equality and compassion in human relations;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.

The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey calls on the State Legislature to override Governor Christie’s veto of A575/S253 that bans the transportation in New Jersey of ...

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Post Sandy Recovery Assistance for Renters

The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey, representing members of the Unitarian Universalist communities of New Jersey, urges that the State allocate a fair share of Sandy relief funds to renters. Unitarian Universalists believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. We have been advocates for affordable housing for decades. In many New Jersey shore communities, finding affordable rental apartments has always been difficult. Now, with the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, providing affordable rental housing ...

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UUSC: Social Justice Opportunities for Your Congregation

From the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee:

UUSC is committed to providing you with engaging opportunities for your congregation and its members to advance justice in the year ahead. If you are already starting to look at your congregation’s activities for August and early September, here are some helpful resources and upcoming events:

2013–2014 Calendar of Social Justice Opportunities: UUSC’s action calendar, running through July 2014, explains the how individuals and congregations can connect with UUSC’s justice work at different points in ...

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