COAH Rejects Christie Administration Rule Proposal

The Council on Affordable Housing last week rejected rules proposed by the Christie Administration to guide municipalities in meeting their affordable housing obligations. The proposed rules were criticized on the grounds that they would lead to thousands fewer affordable homes. Lorraine Wearly, chair of the UULMNJ Economic Justice Task Force testified in opposition to the proposed rules. Kudos to the work of Fair Share Housing and HCDNNJ.

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Oct. 2014

UULMNJ’s 2014 Fall Issues Conference, held Sept 27 at CUC (Paramus) was a huge success, with over 100 attendees representing sixteen of NJ’s UU congregations. Thank you to all who came out to help make the day a success, and a special thanks to our friends at the Paramus Congregation.    ACLU-NJ executive director, Udi Ofer was the keynote speaker (watch it here).  Task forces convened and set this year’s priority agenda:

  • Environmental Protection:  Environmental Sustainability with a goal of ...
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Action Alert October 15, 2014: Let’s Get People to the Moral Monday Rally on Oct. 27.

Monday, October 27  is the Moral Monday Rally In Trenton  from 12-2 in support of Mass Incarceration Reform.  This is a call to get UU’s there.  Please consider joining  UULMNJ and other supporters across the state for this demonstration. Please talk this up with your congregations, include notices in your bulletins and distribute with e blasts.  The most recent flyer is here. This is the time to stand up with our coalition.

See you in Trenton on the 27th.

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October Action Agenda – End Mass Incarceration

The month of October is a focus for activity to protest, educate and advocate for an end to this critical racial and social justice issue of our era.  There is still time to participate and join in.  Here are some of the activities planned by UUs and others.

  • October 12 – Silent March for Lives Lost, 11AM;  Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood.
  • October 13 – “Moral Monday Civil Disobedience Action” in solidarity with people of Ferguson; North Carolina NAACP; ...
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2014 Ballot Question #1: Important Information for Liaisons

Attached are important Bail Reform materials for your use in educating everyone about the constitutional amendment, Question 1 that will be on the ballot Nov. 4 :

Ballot Question #1 Letter to Editor

UULMNJ Ballot Question #1 Fact Sheet

UULMNJ Ballot Question #1 Get Out the Vote Flyer

Please organize a major letter campaign to your local newspapers. Time is of the essence, and the way the question is worded, it would be easily misconstrued.

The UULMNJ board maintains its position as ...

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Constitutional Amendment: Vote November 4th!

Question #1 is Critical to Enact Real Bail Reform in NJ!

At any given time up to 15,000 individuals in New Jersey jails are awaiting hearings on their cases.  More than half of these individuals are being held on charges for nonviolent offenses.  Many of them could be released on bail pending trial but lack the financial resources to pay the arbitrary bail amounts set by the current NJ bail schedule.  Over 40% of those held in county jails are there ...

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Criminal Justice Reform October Action Agenda

The month of October is a focus for activity to protest, educate and advocate for an end to this critical racial and social justice issue of our era.  There is still time to participate and join in.  Here are some of the activities planned by UUs and others.

  • October 12 – Silent March for Lives Lost, 11AM;  Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood.
  • October 13 – “Moral Monday Civil Disobedience Action” in solidarity with people of Ferguson; North Carolina NAACP; ...
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