YUUR Voice in Trenton: June 2014

Save the date for our 2014 Fall Issues Conference!  Udi Ofer, Executive Director of ACLU of New Jersey will be our Keynote Speaker on September 27, 2014.  This year’s conference will be held at Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, NJ.

June has been a very busy legislative month.  Here is a brief look at some of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ’s activities:

  •  After first being introduced to the Assembly on January 16, 2014 and ...
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Action Alert June 20, 2014: Fracking Waste Emergency Lobby Day

Help the fracking waste legislation get to the Assembly floor.  Attend an Emergency Fracking Lobby Day this Monday!   See below from our friends at Food and Water Watch.
Emergency Lobby Day to Ban Fracking Waste Dumping!

What:  Lobby Day for Fracking Waste Dumping

When: Monday, June 23 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Where: State House Cafeteria at 10:30 or meet us in the long hallway that connects the State House and ...

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Action Alert June 20, 2014: Call the Governor

As we enter into the last week of this NJ Legislature Session,  your voice is needed to move some things along:

Call the Governor’s office, (609) 777-2500 and ask him to sign two pieces of legislation:

  • Reducing ammunition magazine rounds to from 15 to 10 rounds,  and
  • Sign the tax lien bill, a priority of our Anti-Poverty Network coalition.  The bill does the following:
  1. Helps towns generate revenue when the tax liens are redeemed by the current owners. Fines and interest will be collected by ...
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Action Alert June 19, 2014: Fracking Waste Ban

We need your immediate help to keep fracking waste out of our state!!!

Last month we had a really exciting win as the NJ Senate voted to pass legislation that would prevent New Jersey from becoming a dumping ground for toxic and radioactive fracking waste. But right now, the Assembly leadership is undecided as to whether or not it will even consider the bill for a vote.

We need your help to ensure that our voices are louder than any pressure the ...

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Action Alert June 11, 2014: Make a call to keep Fracking waste out of New Jersey

From our friends at Food and Water Watch:

We need your immediate help to keep fracking waste out of our state!

Last month we had a really exciting win as the NJ Senate voted to pass legislation that would prevent New Jersey from becoming a dumping ground for toxic and radioactive fracking waste. But right now, the Assembly leadership is undecided as to whether or not it will even ...

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Action Alert: June 3, 2014: Register for June 12 Fracking Lobby Day and Rally

Join with people from across the state to ban fracking waste dumping in New Jersey!

Fracking waste containing radioactive elements, heavy metals, and known carcinogens has already come to New Jersey, threatening our drinking water, our environment and public health. The legislature acted to ban fracking waste dumping, but Governor Christie vetoed that bill, and the legislature must act again in the new legislative session. Geological surveys show large shale deposits under portions of Central and North Jersey. Fracking waste produced ...

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