Registration is Open for the 2014 Annual Plenary

UULMNJ 5th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Plenary
Saturday, April 5, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

                                                                                                                                   

Hosted by the UU Congregation of Princeton
50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
(see
www.uuprinceton.org
for directions)

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Gordon MacInnes, President
New ...

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Action Alert Feb. 18, 2014

The UU Legislative Ministry is asking you to act now! In 2011, Governor Christie announced that he was pulling New Jersey from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Environment New Jersey has been working exhaustively to ensure New Jersey’s participation in the program.

From Doug O’Malley, Environment New Jersey Director:

“We took the Christie administration to court to hold them accountable for their illegal removal from the rules setting up the landmark ...

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Sandy Aid Action Alert Update February 18, 2014

Last week we sent you an email with information about New Jersey public hearings regarding the allocation of the next round of Sandy Relief Aid ($1.46 billion).  If you were unable to make it to the first two hearings, there’s good news: due to inclement weather, the third hearing (originally scheduled for Thursday, February 13) has been rescheduled.

Date: Friday, February 21 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Place:  Brookdale Community College, Robert J. Collins Arena and Recreation & Events Center, 65 ...

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Action Alert Feb. 18, 2014

The UU Legislative Ministry is asking you to act now! In 2011, Governor Christie announced that he was pulling New Jersey from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Environment New Jersey has been working exhaustively to ensure New Jersey’s participation in the program.
From Doug O’Malley, Environment New Jersey Director:

“We took the Christie administration to court to hold them accountable for their illegal removal from the rules setting up the ...

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Sandy Bill of Rights Public Meetings

The Anti-Poverty Network, of which UULMNJ is a member, is working with Senate President Sweeney on legislation for a Sandy bill of rights.  As part of that effort we are coordinating visits of three communities.  All events are open to the public.  Please help us spread the word.

Residents who believe they have wrongly been denied Sandy aid and/or have failed to get answers from the administration as to why they were denied are encouraged to attend and share their ...

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Reproductive Justice Workshop – Plainfield, March 1

The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (FUSP) I would like to invite you and members of your congregation to attend our 4th Annual Social Action Weekend.

On Saturday March 1st, 2014 we are planning a one day workshop on Reproductive Justice (RJ) called “From Rights to Justice” 9:30am-3:00pm.  The program is adapted from the six-week UUA curriculum “Reproductive Justice: Expanding our Social Justice Calling” concentrating on the human rights aspects of RJ.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to get a foundation in ...

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“Ban the Box” Fact Sheet

 

What Are “Ban the Box” Laws?

Under a Ban the Box law, criminal background checks are delayed until later in the hiring process, encouraging employers to focus on the current skills and qualifications of a candidate, rather than on past mistakes. Ban the Box laws have been in effect since 1998, and have been adopted by 38 jurisdictions throughout the United States, including the District of Columbia and five states: Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Mexico.

Ban The Box laws do ...

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Gun Violence Prevention: Request for Information

Dear Liaisons – The UULMNJ Gun violence Prevention Task force is proposing that NJ UU’s join in a campaign that has been initiated by a community organizing group called NJ Together.  This group is part of a national organization called Industrial Areas Foundation which originated with Saul Alinsky.  Here is a link to their web page regarding this issue:  http://metro-iaf.org/content/covenant

This current strategy is based on the idea that, since it is the gun manufacturers who profit from the ...

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Sandy Aid Action Alert February 10, 2014

Dear UULMNJ Liaisons and friend,

If you have been paying attention to the news, the award of Sandy Relief Funds have by most accounts have been mismanaged and skewed.  The new round of funds are becoming available without much change in the allocation plans.  We need to speak up now.  Public hearings are this week.  If you would like to testify, see below.  Registration is required to speak at the hearings.  UULMNJ will be submitting testimony and we have several volunteers attending ...

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