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Affordable Housing Action Alert – Nov. 28

Fighting Poverty With Faith Building Opportunity Through Affordable Housing for All

Call to action

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

NJ State House Annex, Committee Room 4 
155 West State Street, Trenton NJ

For millions of Americans, safe and decent housing is unaffordable and unavailable. The faith community cannot stand idly by as too many of our neighbors are forced to make impossible choices among necessities such as food, rent, and medicine. ...

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ALEC Action Alert

UULMNJ’s Economic Justice Task Force as been looking at the corporate influence of ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) in our legislative process.  The laws ALEC promotes stand in stark contrast to several of our Unitarian Universalist principles.  For example, they  have drafted the following legislation:

  • SB 1070 and its anti-immigrant copycats violate the spirit of “The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
  • Voter I.D. proposals that disproportionately disenfranchise minorities fly in the face of “The right of conscience and the use of the ...
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Webinar – March 27

The Impact of the Citizens United Decision on the Democratic Process
Featured speaker Greg Nagy

The disparity between the rich and the middle class is greater, and upward mobility lower, in the US than in any other major industrialized country in the world. There are now 45 million Americans living below the poverty line, the most in 50 years.  Undisclosed Super Pac spending is already swaying voters in the primaries. Does this sound like democracy in action to you?

Citizens ...

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Statements on Occupy Wall Street and a Faithful Budget

UUA President the Rev. Peter Morales issued a statement on Occupy Wall Street and accompanying protests around the country. The statement says, in part: “Unitarian Universalism embodies a long tradition of working for economic justice and workers’ rights. Today is another opportunity for us to live our faith, and the Occupy protests are a first step on the road to repairing our country. “I reach out to Unitarian Universalists everywhere to consider how you might be of service to any ...

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Occupy Wall Street Statement

The 99% of Us are 100% Committed to Change

In just two months, the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread across the country and across the globe, a public outcry of frustration and anger. Thousands have taken to the streets to protest an economic system that has cast most people aside – from the weakest and most vulnerable to the ever-shrinking middle class – while showering exorbitant profits on an elite few.

Some have tried to portray OWS as a rag-tag group ...

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Fight Tax Giveaways to Corporations

This issue is before us as a result of concerns that valuable “social safety net” programs in welfare, health, education and affordable housing may suffer funding cuts as new line items aimed at reducing taxes to corporations are promoted. Based on the history of the Christie administration’s approach to fiscal matters, if certain proposed bills are enacted into law the consequences for state funding on issues that matter to UULMNJ can be serious. In the short term Governor Christie may ...

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UUSC: Put a Ribbon on Your Values

If each person who has expressed support for UUSC’s economic justice initiatives were to spend 10% of their holiday budget on ethically produced gifts, together, we could direct hundreds of thousands of dollars in holiday shopping towards values-driven organizations and companies.

Pledge to spend 10% or more of your holiday shopping budget on products that reflect your commitment to social responsibility. If we commit to choosing gifts with our values in mind, together we can make an impact!

Imagine how wonderful it ...

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Poverty: An Issue of Justice – May 23

There will be a public regional forum, orgainzed by the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey and presented by our partners in the Anti-Poverty Network, to discuss poverty in Morris and Union Counties.  Conversation will center on statistics reported in the 2011 Poverty Benchmarks Report, the fifth annual report on poverty by the Poverty Research Institute, Legal Services of New Jersey.

This regional forum on poverty is part of an ongoing project to present this report in diverse areas of ...

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Economic Justice Update – Sept 2011

The main focus of the Economic Justice Task Force has been working for affordable housing, advocating for those in need of affordable housing in the following ways:

After conditionally vetoing legislation pertaining ...

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