YUUR Voice in Trenton: October 2015

UULMNJ Statewide Issues Conference Oct. 17th

REGISTER TODAY for the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ’s Statewide Issues Conference Oct. 17th at the Summit Church, 4 Waldron Ave, Summit. NJ. Here is a chance to put your faith into action! Help set the year’s legislative priorities in Economic Justice, Mass Incarceration, Environment, Immigration and Health/Reproductive Justice.  Collaborate with UUs from across New Jersey.  Join for a Wine and Cheese reception afterward.  You won’t want to miss Special Guest and Keynote ...

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Food and Water Watch Ramapo Forum Event: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Below is an excellent opportunity provided by Food and Water Watch this Saturday.  It will be a great opportunity to organize environment activists from around the state.  Hopefully our UU’s can be there to help in the organizing efforts.


 

Here are the details of the event this Saturday; please feel free to spread the word!

Hello there — This Saturday please join Food & Water Watch, the Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College, and our grassroots allies at a one-day energy forum ...

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ACTION ALERT October 28, 2015: State House Rally for Justice on November 16, 2015

At the UULMNJ Issues Conference our Criminal Justice Reform Task Force called for better police practices. Here is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to more just practices in New Jersey:

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This rally is to call for legislation insuring better police practices in our state. Please encourage all who can  to come to Trenton this day.

We’ll see you on the capital steps in Trenton on November 16th.

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Issues Conference 2015 – Immigration Reform Priorities for 2015-16:

1.       Police/ICE relationship: find out what is going on in your county regarding this situation

2.       Local ID’s: urge your county or city governing body to issue an ID card and promote its benefits to all residents of the municipality.

3.       Wage theft: especially in large towns and cities, work with the business community and elected officials to establish wage theft laws.

4.       Driver’s licenses: Contact your state senator now and ask for support of any upcoming action on this. When the new ...

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Issues Conference 2015 – Economic Justice

Priorities for 2015-16:

  • S2867/A4248 Permits municipal land banking in conjunction with online mapping. 3/16/2015: Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading. 6/15/15: Passed Senate.
  • S2577/A4139 Provides 3-year protection against foreclosure to owners of real property damaged during Superstorm Sandy. This bill would prevent the foreclosure of any mortgage obligation on any real property that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy for thirty-six months. 12/18/14: Passed Sen. Urban and Community Affairs Committee. 6/25/15: Assembly Floor Amendment Passed.
  • S2679/A4075 Provides expedited procedure for foreclosing ...
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Issues Conference 2015 – Criminal Justice Reform/Ending the New Jim Crow

Priorities for 2015-16:

A4162/S2718 “Special Prosecutor Bill”; requires the Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate law enforcement officers against whom a criminal complaint has been filed……and prosecute charges of misconduct and brutality. This bill gives a Special Prosecutor all the powers traditionally exercised by the County Prosecutor and explicitly addresses the danger of bias due to the working closeness of County Prosecutor to police. 2/6/15: Introduced, referred to Assy. Judiciary Comm. and to Senate Law & Public Safety ...

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Issues Conference 2015 – Health Care & Reproductive Justice

Priorities for 2015-16:

UULMNJ HEALTH/REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE TASK FORCE

UULMNJ Issues Conference – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015

Task Force Session Summary Report

  • Nine people attended the task force meeting. Most people had not been to a Health/RJ task force meeting, therefore the meeting began with people introducing themselves and explaining their interest in Reproductive Justice.
  • Materials were available both in the conference packet and at the task force meeting. Of particular interest were the materials from the UUA: The Statement of Conscience that was approved by ...
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Invitation to March Together at #RiseUpOctober

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UULMNJ allies!  Here is an opportunity to join other UU’s and stand together for racial justice.  Please join members of the Fourth Universalist Society, All Souls Unitarian Church’s Racial Justice Initiative, and First UU Brooklyn at the #RiseUpOctober March on Saturday, October 24th.  We will join with protesters from around the country in resistance to the mass incarceration and continued violence ...

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Concerts to Benefit UULMNJ

Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse is a contemporary folk music series at the Old Stone Church. Sponsored by the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County, Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse spotlights nationally renowned musicians playing in a historic building with superior acoustics. The concert series will benefit organizations that promote social justice. The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ will be the beneficiary of two concerts this year!

The Appleseed Collective – October 16, 2015  7:30 (doors open at 7:00)

Formed in 2010, The ...

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