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“Ban the Box” Fact Sheet

 

What Are “Ban the Box” Laws?

Under a Ban the Box law, criminal background checks are delayed until later in the hiring process, encouraging employers to focus on the current skills and qualifications of a candidate, rather than on past mistakes. Ban the Box laws have been in effect since 1998, and have been adopted by 38 jurisdictions throughout the United States, including the District of Columbia and five states: Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Mexico.

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Sandy Aid Action Alert February 10, 2014

Dear UULMNJ Liaisons and friend,

If you have been paying attention to the news, the award of Sandy Relief Funds have by most accounts have been mismanaged and skewed.  The new round of funds are becoming available without much change in the allocation plans.  We need to speak up now.  Public hearings are this week.  If you would like to testify, see below.  Registration is required to speak at the hearings.  UULMNJ will be submitting testimony and we have several volunteers attending ...

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Tuition Equity Action Alert December 17, 2013

Action Alert   •   Tuition Equity

The UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey is asking you to act now.  The NJ Tuition Equity bill, Assembly Bill #A4225, will probably be coming up for a vote as soon as this Thursday, December 19, 2013.  This proposed legislation, which provides instate tuition for undocumented youth in New Jersey and access to financial aid, is a matter of simple fairness and justice.  The students for whom it makes a difference are New ...

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Anti-Poverty Network Summit

The Anti-poverty Network of New Jersey is holding a state-wide summit on December 3rd in Jamesburg. APN has identified four target issues as its focus: hunger and food, housing, health care and economic opportunity. APN is one of UULMNJ’s collaborating organizations and an essential voice for poverty issues in New Jersey. For more information on the summit click here . If you would like to attend and represent your congregation at this summit, visit APN’s website www.antipovertynetwork.org ...

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Post Sandy Recovery Assistance for Renters

The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey, representing members of the Unitarian Universalist communities of New Jersey, urges that the State allocate a fair share of Sandy relief funds to renters. Unitarian Universalists believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. We have been advocates for affordable housing for decades. In many New Jersey shore communities, finding affordable rental apartments has always been difficult. Now, with the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, providing affordable rental housing ...

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Morristown: Microloans Change Lives

40 Lives Changed by MUF Sponsored KIVA Micro-loans

In May 2011, the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship initiated a series of micro-loans with $1,165 raised through a dedicated collection. This allowed them to provide loans to 14 individuals in 8 countries. Once the first round of loans was repaid, 20 additional people in 17 countries were provided loans in 2012. Then timely repayment of these loans has enabled them to extend loans to six additional individuals in five countries.

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Increase the Minimum Wage

The Economic Justice Task Force would like people to send letters to our Governor asking him to sign the minimum wage increase bill on his desk.  The New Jersey State Legislature has approved legislation (A2162) raising the state minimum wage and linking it to annual increases in the cost of living (also known as the Cost of Living Adjustment, or COLA).   The bill calls for an increase to $8.50 per hour from the current $7.25 per hour and an annual ...

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Raise the Minimum Wage in New Jersey

The Economic Justice Task Force would like people to send letters to our Governor asking him to sign the minimum wage increase bill on his desk.  The New Jersey State Legislature has approved legislation (A2162) raising the state minimum wage and linking it to annual increases in the cost of living (also known as the Cost of Living Adjustment, or COLA).   The bill calls for an increase to $8.50 per hour from the current $7.25 per hour and an annual ...

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