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Bail Reform Measure Approved in New Jersey

Yesterday, New Jerseyans showed up at the polls in strong favor of reform to New Jersey’s broken bail system.  Thank you to all of those who worked tirelessly to get this Constitutional amendment passed. A special thanks to task force chair, Al Stawsky, for his passionate dedication to this issue.

The work is not done.  Our Ending the New Jim Crow task force continues to move forward.

Yesterday we proved Margaret Mead right, a small group of committed people ...

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Action Alert October 15, 2014: Let’s Get People to the Moral Monday Rally on Oct. 27.

Monday, October 27  is the Moral Monday Rally In Trenton  from 12-2 in support of Mass Incarceration Reform.  This is a call to get UU’s there.  Please consider joining  UULMNJ and other supporters across the state for this demonstration. Please talk this up with your congregations, include notices in your bulletins and distribute with e blasts.  The most recent flyer is here. This is the time to stand up with our coalition.

See you in Trenton on the 27th.

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October Action Agenda – End Mass Incarceration

The month of October is a focus for activity to protest, educate and advocate for an end to this critical racial and social justice issue of our era.  There is still time to participate and join in.  Here are some of the activities planned by UUs and others.

  • October 12 – Silent March for Lives Lost, 11AM;  Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood.
  • October 13 – “Moral Monday Civil Disobedience Action” in solidarity with people of Ferguson; North Carolina NAACP; ...
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2014 Ballot Question #1: Important Information for Liaisons

Attached are important Bail Reform materials for your use in educating everyone about the constitutional amendment, Question 1 that will be on the ballot Nov. 4 :

Ballot Question #1 Letter to Editor

UULMNJ Ballot Question #1 Fact Sheet

UULMNJ Ballot Question #1 Get Out the Vote Flyer

Please organize a major letter campaign to your local newspapers. Time is of the essence, and the way the question is worded, it would be easily misconstrued.

The UULMNJ board maintains its position as ...

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Constitutional Amendment: Vote November 4th!

Question #1 is Critical to Enact Real Bail Reform in NJ!

At any given time up to 15,000 individuals in New Jersey jails are awaiting hearings on their cases.  More than half of these individuals are being held on charges for nonviolent offenses.  Many of them could be released on bail pending trial but lack the financial resources to pay the arbitrary bail amounts set by the current NJ bail schedule.  Over 40% of those held in county jails are there ...

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Criminal Justice Reform October Action Agenda

The month of October is a focus for activity to protest, educate and advocate for an end to this critical racial and social justice issue of our era.  There is still time to participate and join in.  Here are some of the activities planned by UUs and others.

  • October 12 – Silent March for Lives Lost, 11AM;  Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood.
  • October 13 – “Moral Monday Civil Disobedience Action” in solidarity with people of Ferguson; North Carolina NAACP; ...
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Action Agenda: Justice for Michael Brown & Criminal Justice Reform

UULMNJ Criminal Justice Reform: Ending the New Jim Crow Task Force,

ACTION AGENDA

Justice for Michael Brown & Criminal Justice Reform

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri are exposing more than ever the continued oppression and killing of people of color by police and vigilantes and the injustice of a broken policing and criminal justice system.

Many varied religious, grassroots and advocacy groups across the country are responding with actions calling for justice and meaningful change.  A ...

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