ACTION ALERT July 29, 2015: Tell Rep. Smith and Garrett to Rescind FADA support!

A bill has been introduced in the US Congress, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which would allow entities, such as universities, to receive federal benefits even if they discriminate against people in same-sex marriages. On June 26, 2015 we all celebrated as the Supreme Court of the United States made same sex marriages legal in all 50 states. This bill would legalize discrimination and two New Jersey congressmen have signed on as sponsors. ...

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Executive Director, Rev. Craig Hirshberg Joins Criminal Justice Panel

Please join Senator Cory Booker and esteemed guests for a stimulating Forum on Criminal Justice Reform. The event will take place on August 11th from 6PM – 8PM at Christ Church in East Orange, NJ. Please feel free to share the invitation with your networks. Additional details available in the flyer below.  Please RSVP and submit a question for our panel.

The program will feature a panel, that will include UULMNJ executive director, Reverend Craig Hirshberg.

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Responding to Attacks on Planned Parenthood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

UULMNJ Reproductive Justice/Health Task Force Responds to Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Summit, NJ, July 21, 2015

As Unitarian Universalists we are called to protest violations to basic human rights and support reproductive health/abortion clinics that are experiencing intimidation and spiritual or physical violence. The current attack on Planned Parenthood is deeply disturbing, troubling and misleading. Anti-abortion activists from a group called the Center for Medical Progress recently released a video showing Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical ...

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Latest News on the Million People’s March

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Will you be one of the New Jersey UUs in Newark this Saturday?  So far we have 12 congregations being represented! Here is the latest information:

  • The March will begin with speakers at 12:00. The march will step off at 1:30 PM. It will be followed by more speakers at the end. If you have trouble standing for long periods ...
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UULMNJ Update on the Million People’s March

Are you planning on marching with UULMNJ at the Million People’s March on July 25th in Newark?  Here is important updated information:

  • The March will begin with speakers at 12:00.  The march will step off at 1 PM.  It will be followed by more speakers at the end.
  • If you are taking the train, the site is approximately a 6 block walk from Penn Station.
  • Another option is to park at the Grove Street Park n Ride lot in Bloomfield then take the ...
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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Summer 2015

 

Congratulations to Rev. Alison Miller (Morristown), the President of the UULMNJ Public Policy Network, who led the Sunday service at the 2015 General Assembly in Portland! UUA President, Rev. Peter Morales commended Rev. Miller’s work with UULMNJ in his introduction. Watch the sermon.

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July 25, 2015 Million People’s March Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice, and Economic Inequality. Begins at ...

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UULMNJ Statement on the Marijuana Laws

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The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry has joined New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform. The board released a statement supporting the decriminalization/legalization of marijuana at the 2015 Spring Plenary in Montclair. UULMNJ will be joining forces with ACLU-NJ, NAACP, Garden State Equality, and others to pursue this important social justice issue. To learn more visit www.NJUMR.org. Read the UULMNJ statement below ...

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Gov. Christie Must Sign S2381 and Save Hundreds of New Jerseyans from Heroin Addiction

Heroin-Related Overdose Deaths per 100,000(1)

UPDATE: Governor Christie signed this bill into law on August 10, 2015!

According to CDC director Thomas Friedan, “heroin use is increasing rapidly across all demographics.” Roughly 1 in 50 heroin users will die of overdose each year. In New Jersey, death by heroin overdose is more common than homicide, suicide, or even death due to car accidents. The ...

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