Tuition Equity Compromise: December 20, 2013

Dear friends,

Politics is indeed strange.  And often enough it can leave us a bit dispirited, even when public policy indeed advances toward a more progressive outcome.  It’s just not very satisfying a lot of the time.

As you probably heard , on Thursday, December 19, 2013, the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor reached a “compromise” on tuition equity for DREAMers — the number one bill of the Lame Duck session and the thing we’ve been going back to you again and ...

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Tuition Equity Action Alert December 17, 2013

Action Alert   •   Tuition Equity

The UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey is asking you to act now.  The NJ Tuition Equity bill, Assembly Bill #A4225, will probably be coming up for a vote as soon as this Thursday, December 19, 2013.  This proposed legislation, which provides instate tuition for undocumented youth in New Jersey and access to financial aid, is a matter of simple fairness and justice.  The students for whom it makes a difference are New ...

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The Spirit of Humanity Shines

On April 2 , 2011, Senator Loretta Weinberg and Rev. Bruce Davidson were recipients of the first Spirit of Humanity Awards, given by the UULMNJ Public Policy Network for exemplifying a commitment to justice, compassion and equality in New Jersey public affairs.

The beautiful etched glass awards were given at a Champagne Reception, where both Rev. Davidson and Senator Weinberg noted that our organization has made a large impact in a short period of time.

Senator Weinberg urged us to continue to provide ...

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Report on Affordable Health Care Realities in New Jersey

Our friends at NJ Policy Perspectives have put together an excellent report for those trying to understand the Affordable Care Act realities in NJ. The news release is below.  I would strongly suggest clicking on the link and reading the full report.  This would be a good thing to have at our coffee tables and to distribute to those who are concerned about the Affordable Care Act.

Thanks,

Craig

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Maura Collinsgru, NJ Citizen Action: 609-519-0408

Jon Whiten, NJPP ...

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New Jersey Dream Act: Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Jersey Dream Act: Assembly Vote Imminent

Dear friends,

We have about ten days more to work on the NJ tuition equality bill — the DREAM act.  Below is good information that I’d like to share.  (Wind of the Spirit, which Ilana Rossoff helps to lead, did much of this work, or at least was very much involved in this work.)  Anyway, the data below shows that a majority of Assembly members are on board to vote for the NJ DREAM act when it comes to a vote ...

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Policy Brief: NJFree – Renewable Energy Policy

Position: In a 2006 Statement of Conscience the Unitarian Universalist Association stated: “Earth is our home. We are part of this world and its destiny is our own…. As Unitarian Universalists, how can our faith inform our actions to remedy and mitigate global warming/climate change? We declare by this Statement of Conscience that we will not acquiesce to the ongoing degradation and destruction of life that human actions are leaving to our children and grandchildren. We as Unitarian Universalists are ...

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