Action Alert March 11, 2014: Fracking Waste Ban Hearing on March 17

This just came in from our friends at Food and Water Watch.  Please take some time to make a few calls to prevent fracking waste in NJ.

Thanks,

Craig

Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Director

UULMNJ Public Policy Network

director@uulmnjppn.org

 

Fracking Waste Ban Hearing Scheduled for Monday!

Here is an update on the Fracking Waste Ban. We are making progress on fracking waste dumping, so have some exciting news to report.

First, the Senate Environment Committee is scheduled to hear the fraking waste ban on Monday, March 17 ...

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Protect Children Not Guns–Three Presentations

Knowledge and Action Now

Hear Leading Experts Speak

Three Sundays on Gun Violence Prevention 1:00 P.M at
The Unitarian Church in Summit
4 Waldron Avenue (Corner Waldron &Springfield Aves)
Summit, NJ 07901

March 23–Protect Our Children From Gun Violence

Rev. Shannon Daley-Harris, for 24 years, Senior Religious Advisor of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) in Washington, DC. Author of dozens of publications on advocacy for children

Robert Tessaro, former director of Law Enforcement Relations, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

April 27–Understanding Guns & Firearms Safety

George ...

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Princeton: Gasland II – March 30

Get a broader look at the dangers of “fracking” in this documentary film as it demonstrates the myths of natural gas as a clean and safe energy source. Learn how fracking impacts our water, air, health, communities, and our democracy, and join in a discussion with a representative of Food & Water Watch.

UU Congregation of Princeton

www.uuprinceton.org/cpt_events/gasland-film-screening/

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Ridgewood: Self and Society – April 3

Self and Society: An Emersonian Reflection – A Talk by John Matteson

In our own time, when debates that pit radical individualism against the common good have grown especially fierce, we would be wise to consider what American writer, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, who stood between the two extremes, had to say about his own “age of the first person singular.” John Matteson is a Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College in the City University of New ...

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Summit: Heal the World – April 1

Innovative political activist Jeremy Heimans will bring his 21st century model of mobilization for social causes to UCS’s Heal the World speaker series. Jeremy first founded Get Up! to impact social policy in his native Australia. In 2007, he launched Avaaz.com to give people all over the world a voice on issues like climate change and global government.  Jeremy and his organization, Purpose.com, use cutting-edge technology and social media to mobilize people internationally to make the world a better place.

Unitarian ...

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Morristown: Jewish Voices in UUism – March 14-16

“Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism” will feature the editors and contributors to the upcoming book by the same name (Skinner House January 2014) in conversation about Jewish identity, Judaism as a source tradition, Tikkun Olam and social justice, and the pluses and challenges of this hyphenated status in UU communities. The gathering will also include small havarot or spirituality groups, worship, a Purim celebration, special foods, and fellowship.

Hosted by the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship.

To register and for more information go to ...

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Mar 2014

UULMNJ is gearing up for the new legislative session. Here are a few of the highlights this month:

  • A new task force Criminal Justice: Ending the New Jim Crow was approved by the board at its February meeting. The chair is Al Stawsky from our Palisades congregation. If you would like to get involved on this active task force, contact Al at alynways@gmail.com. To view the UULMNJEnding Jim Crow policy brief,Go to the UULMNJ website www.uulmnj.org.
  • The immigration task force ...
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Action Alert March 3: Prevent Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

It is time to rally the troops again against fracking in the Delaware River Basin.  We are joining Environment New Jersey in the campaign below.  Please link and send a message to President Obama asking him to keep fracking out of NJ.  And then, send this email to as many environmentally concerned people as you can.  Time is of the essence.  The Delaware River Basin Commission is meeting March 11.

Thanks

Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Director

director@uulmnj.org

 Environment New Jersey

The Delaware River Basin Commission is ...

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Action Alert March 3, 2014: Immigration Task Force Letter Campaign

The Immigration Task Force is calling for a 1000 letter campaign to call attention to immigrant detention conditions in New Jersey. The Task Force has drafted a proposed letter. We are asking each congregation to collect signed copies of the letter every Sunday during March.  Please bring the letters to the Plenary on April 5 (or send them if you are unable to attend).  At that meeting, with letters from all around the state, we will take a photo ...

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