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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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A Meditation for Our Planet

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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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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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Issues Conference 2015 – Economic Justice

Priorities for 2015-16:

  • S2867/A4248 Permits municipal land banking in conjunction with online mapping. 3/16/2015: Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading. 6/15/15: Passed Senate.
  • S2577/A4139 Provides 3-year protection against foreclosure to owners of real property damaged during Superstorm Sandy. This bill would prevent the foreclosure of any mortgage obligation on any real property that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy for thirty-six months. 12/18/14: Passed Sen. Urban and Community Affairs Committee. 6/25/15: Assembly Floor Amendment Passed.
  • S2679/A4075 Provides expedited procedure for foreclosing ...
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Criminal Justice Reform Panel with Senator Cory Booker and Rev. Craig Hirshberg

 

Close to three hundred people gathered at Christ Episcopal Church on Tuesday evening, August 11, 2015. They came to hear a panel of experts discuss race, mass incarceration, and the role of faith in addressing these issues. Providing the keynote address and sitting on the panel was U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

Also sitting on the panel were U.S. Attorney for the District of NJ, Paul Fishman, Rev. Charles Boyer of Bethel AME Church, President of the ...

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Executive Director, Rev. Craig Hirshberg Joins Criminal Justice Panel

Please join Senator Cory Booker and esteemed guests for a stimulating Forum on Criminal Justice Reform. The event will take place on August 11th from 6PM – 8PM at Christ Church in East Orange, NJ. Please feel free to share the invitation with your networks. Additional details available in the flyer below.  Please RSVP and submit a question for our panel.

The program will feature a panel, that will include UULMNJ executive director, Reverend Craig Hirshberg.

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Responding to Attacks on Planned Parenthood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

UULMNJ Reproductive Justice/Health Task Force Responds to Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Summit, NJ, July 21, 2015

As Unitarian Universalists we are called to protest violations to basic human rights and support reproductive health/abortion clinics that are experiencing intimidation and spiritual or physical violence. The current attack on Planned Parenthood is deeply disturbing, troubling and misleading. Anti-abortion activists from a group called the Center for Medical Progress recently released a video showing Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical ...

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UULMNJ is Hiring Summer Interns!

Internship Program

The UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (UULMNJ) is a State Advocacy Network whose mission is to be a courageous voice for justice, equality and compassion in New Jersey Public Policy through research, education, witness and advocacy. A largely volunteer organization, issues are addressed through six task forces and 21 congregations. UULMNJ addresses current legislation in the areas of immigration, ...

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UULMNJ Board Statement on Dismantling Racism

Unitarian Universalists have long been spiritually and morally committed to the elimination of racism and oppression.  We have a long history of coming forward to answer the call for racial justice, and UUs have shed their blood in these struggles.  In this we are motivated by the moral imperative of our covenant to affirm and promote the principles that are the uniting basis of our faith community.

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations

The ...

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