Action Alert May 31, 2015: Register for HCDN Annual Lobby Day June 15, 2015

Housing and Community Development Network (HCDN) of New Jersey Annual Lobby Day

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Trenton State House ANNEX, Committee
Room 3.
Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Every year UULMNJ joins our housing partners at the HCDN Housing Lobby Day. You are invited to join us in Trenton to show our legislators that affordable homes and strong healthy communities matter.

Lobby Day is an opportunity to:

  • Speak with your representatives about supporting public policy that improves our ...
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YUUR Voice in Trenton: May 2015

 

It is hard to believe that Memorial Day is around the corner.  Where did the month of May go?

Here are some things that are happening at UULMNJ this month:

  • The Legislative Ministry has a new, mobile friendly website! Explore and learn at UULMNJ.org. While you are there click around and see what we’re up to on social media!
  • Write to your NJ Assembly representative as soon as possible to ask them to put forward the bill allowing for earned paid sick ...
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Action Alert May 20, 2015: Fair Share Housing in Your Municipality

As the result of a recent NJ Supreme Court decision, New Jersey municipalities have to comply with the mandates of creating their fair share of affordable housing in their towns. Here is a letter that can be filled out by you or members of your congregation to send to your municipality’s mayor.  The letter will help make them aware of the Supreme Court decision requiring every municipality to have an affordable housing plan by July 8th.  You do not need to meet with the mayor ...

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UULMNJ is Hiring Summer Interns!

Internship Program

The UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (UULMNJ) is a State Advocacy Network whose mission is to be a courageous voice for justice, equality and compassion in New Jersey Public Policy through research, education, witness and advocacy. A largely volunteer organization, issues are addressed through six task forces and 21 congregations. UULMNJ addresses current legislation in the areas of immigration, ...

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Action Alert May 15, 2015: Assembly support Earned Sick Days

We recently received the information below from our NJ Time to Care coalition asking us to organize Assembly support Earned Sick Days.  Many in NJ can not afford to be sick, literally.  If they miss a day of work, they miss a day of wages.  This bill will allow the accumulation of earned sick days.  The announcement below is designed for electronic advocacy.  If you would like to do a letter campaign on Sunday mornings, here is an Assembly support Paid Sick ...

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UULMNJ Board Statement on Dismantling Racism

Unitarian Universalists have long been spiritually and morally committed to the elimination of racism and oppression.  We have a long history of coming forward to answer the call for racial justice, and UUs have shed their blood in these struggles.  In this we are motivated by the moral imperative of our covenant to affirm and promote the principles that are the uniting basis of our faith community.

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations

The ...

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Central Unitarian Church Social Action Film Series: May 15 Inequality for All

The Social Action Committee of the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus presents the film Inequality for All, on Friday evening, May 15 at 7:30.

This 2013 documentary follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap. Directed by Jacob Kornbluth, the 89-minute film is rated PG.

Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts research on public policy issues in New Jersey, introduces the film and ...

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