Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children

Nearly 50% of U.S. children have one parent with a criminal record. A report by the Center for American Progress, “Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children,” argues that parental criminal records significantly exacerbate existing challenges among low-income parents and their families and explores the intergenerational effects of criminal records. Read more and download the full report.

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We Believe

We Believe Holiday

Dear UULMNJ Family,

The fifteen-foot sign on the front of Macy’s flagship store says “Believe.” It doesn’t indicate what we should believe, just believe. Perhaps it is in response to the season, but despite the commercialism, the sign does make me pause and reflect. One belief I hold most dear is that our role as people of faith is to be a ...

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ACTION ALERT: Bills for Criminal Justice, Immigration Reform, Environmental Protection and Afford Housing!

Dear Friends,

With the holidays quickly approaching there is a race to pass important bills before the current legislative session expires. Your action is needed to ensure that legislation UU task forces have worked on this year don’t expire along with the session. Bills will be coming up for a vote very soon, some tomorrow, from many of our task forces. Contact your elected representatives today!

State Senate President Steve Sweeney will post S2444, the Renewable Energy Transition Act (RETA) for a ...

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2015 Top 10 UULMNJ Moments

It has been a red letter year for UULMNJ! Despite a fairly inactive legislative year, the Legislative Ministry remained hands on in advocating for a more just New Jersey. Take a look at some of our Top 10 Moments of 2015:

Joint Boards Release Statement Dismantling Racism

The UULMNJ is committed to the Black Lives Matter movement and to ending the systematic oppression faced by people of color in our country and the State of New Jersey. In this we are ...

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Providing Testimony in Support of S2806

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey In Support of S2806

Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

December 10, 2015

 

Thank you for the opportunity to address this Committee in support of S2806.  My name is Deb Ellis and I am testifying on behalf of Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (UULMNJ), who unfortunately could not be here today. I represent Unitarian Universalist congregations throughout the State of ...

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A Meditation for Our Planet

The greatest threat to our planet quote image (600x300)

As we gather here in this loving and peaceful place, let us remember that in Paris, leaders from approximately 200 nations of the world have gathered in that city of light which was so recently wracked by terrorist violence, to do something which has never happened before in the history of the planet but which ...

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