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Article: “Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed”

Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed

By Ijeoma Oluo 

Ed. remarks: This isn’t an easy article but it is a very smart one, and hits home for many but perhaps especially for those among us who recognize ourselves as “well meaning white liberals” (or “well meaning white conservatives/independents” though you are not mentioned very much in this article) who are beginning to see ...

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Sanctuary/Fair and Welcoming Congregations: Rapid Response Teams

How to Form a Rapid Response Team in Your Congregation

From An interview with Pedro Sosa, director of AFSC’s Project Voice Immigrant Rights Program in Oregon and Washington state
With thanks to Clara Haignere, editor
May 18th, 2017

https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/responding-to-immigration-enforcement-under-trump

Each team is made up of five smaller teams:

  • The legal team works with lawyers and does intake with people who are victims of raids. They are trained as legal observers, and they document any violations ...
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What is the 287(g) policy and why is it bad for New Jersey (and the nation?) (RG May 2017)

Thanks to Steve Ramshur and the Hudson Civic Action Group for this excellent discussion of the immigration policy–called “287(g)” in government speak–that pays counties to do the work of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency–by providing local jails and detention facilities.

287(g) is a totally voluntary program.  Hudson County is now one of only 41 counties in the entire country (out of 3,144) to sign–effectively putting greed for dollars before the necessary boundary between local law enforcement and national immigration ...

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Reproductive Justice: Interfaith Letter to Congress

View Interfaith Letter to Congress here: 2017426FaithGroupsforPPFINALLetter

Information provided by Carol Loscalzo, Reproductive Justice Task Force Chair

Additional note from Glenn Northern, Domestic Program Senior Associate, Catholics for Choice:

The final interfaith letter that is being sent to Congress tomorrow morning.  The faith community came out in force.  Thank you very much. We are proud to stand together with you.   More than 60 national, state and local organizations signed onto the letter demonstrating their support for Planned Parenthood.  That might be the ...

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ACTION ALERT: Ask Gov. Christie to Restrict Solitary in NJ!

In January, President Obama put major limits on solitary confinement in federal prisons. But New Jersey is still lagging far behind.

The Governor currently has a bill on his desk, the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act, that could change that. The Senate bill, S51, passed by a vote of 23-16 on June 23, 2016. The bill passed the Assembly, A547, on October 20 with a vote of 45-26-1.

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ACTION ALERT: Senate Vote on S2469 for Independent Prosecutors this Thursday

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The New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on Thursday, October 20th, on S2469, the legislation to require independent prosecutors when there is a killing by police or a death in police custody. We have just the next 24 hours to make our voices heard…. please TAKE ACTION and write to your State Senator urging them to VOTE YES on this important legislation.

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ACTION ALERT: Limit Solitary Confinement By Voting YES This Thursday!

In January, President Obama put major limits on solitary confinement in federal prisons. But New Jersey is still lagging far behind.

The Assembly will vote on the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act this Thursday The Senate bill, S51, passed by a vote of 23-16 on June 23, 2016.

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This bill, S51/A547, would dramatically limit when New Jersey subjects people to extreme isolation for long periods of time and create a total ban on ...

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ACTION ALERT: Support A547 Limiting Solitary Confinement

In January, President Obama put major limits on solitary confinement in federal prisons. But New Jersey is still lagging far behind.

The NJ Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on a bill to restrict solitary confinement this Thursday, September 22. The Senate bill, S51, passed by a vote of 23-16 on June 23, 2016.

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This bill, S51/A547, would dramatically limit when New Jersey subjects people to extreme isolation for ...

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Members of the Boards of UULMNJ and UULMNJ-PPN support Alison Miller for UUA President

Members of the Boards of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ (UULMNJ) and the Unitarian Universalist Ministry of NJ Public Policy Network (UULMNJ-PPN) support Alison Miller for UUA President. Alison’s unique experiences and skills will add much to the governance of the UUA. Alison’s experience as the minister of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship provides her with an understanding of the day to day issues of UUA ministers, parishioners, and governance of a congregation. Serving as a ...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell Gov. Christie to Support Prison Phone Justice

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S1880/A1419 passed both houses of the NJ legislature on June 27. The vote was 57-21 in the Assembly and 35-2 in the Senate. This bill passed both houses in January of this year (S1771/A4576) with votes of 47-22 with 1 abstention in the Assembly and 36-0 in the Senate but was pocket vetoed by the ...

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