ACTION ALERT: Over-ride Veto of S2360/A359

Earlier this year, a common sense gun violence prevention bill passed the Assembly by a 74-0 vote (with six lawmakers not voting on the bill) and it cleared the Senate by a 38-0 (with two senators not voting).  S2360/A359 would require local law enforcement officers to be alerted when people who have been committed to a psychiatric facility ask a judge to expunge the record of treatment from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System so they may buy a ...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell Gov. Christie to Welcome Refugees!

This isWithin minutes of last week’s attacks on Paris, U.S. politicians were starting to turn their backs on Syrian refugees. Since then, governors from Texas to Massachusetts have announced they won’t allow any Syrian families into their states. Our own Governor, Chris Christie, has vowed to refuse entry of any refugees, “I don’t think that orphans under 5 should be admitted ...

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First Legislative Hearing on Marijuana Legalization

2015_11_16_mj_pressWhile protesters gathered on the State House Steps to Rally For Justice with the New Jersey Clergy Association and later to demand driver’s licenses for undocumented workers with Drive Safe NJ, the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first ever hearing on the legalization of recreational marijuana. In May of 2015 the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ released a statement announcing ...

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

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We have been called again to show the State of New Jersey that Black Lives Matter to Unitarian Universalists. Please join us on the steps of the State House next Monday, November 16 to demand that:

  • New Jersey legislators pass laws that are proactive and protect innocent lives;
  • Mandatory body cameras for ALL officers in New Jersey;
  • Proper education and training for law ...
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