ID=45: News and Events specific to the UULMNJ organization

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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ACTION ALERT Reminder: State House Rally for Justice on November 16, 2015

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We have been called again to show the State of New Jersey that Black Lives Matter to Unitarian Universalists. Please join us on the steps of the State House next Monday, November 16 to demand that:

  • New Jersey legislators pass laws that are proactive and protect innocent lives;
  • Mandatory body cameras for ALL officers in New Jersey;
  • Proper education and training for law ...
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Food and Water Watch Ramapo Forum Event: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Below is an excellent opportunity provided by Food and Water Watch this Saturday.  It will be a great opportunity to organize environment activists from around the state.  Hopefully our UU’s can be there to help in the organizing efforts.


 

Here are the details of the event this Saturday; please feel free to spread the word!

Hello there — This Saturday please join Food & Water Watch, the Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College, and our grassroots allies at a one-day energy forum ...

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ACTION ALERT October 28, 2015: State House Rally for Justice on November 16, 2015

At the UULMNJ Issues Conference our Criminal Justice Reform Task Force called for better police practices. Here is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to more just practices in New Jersey:

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This rally is to call for legislation insuring better police practices in our state. Please encourage all who can  to come to Trenton this day.

We’ll see you on the capital steps in Trenton on November 16th.

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Issues Conference 2015 – Criminal Justice Reform/Ending the New Jim Crow

Priorities for 2015-16:

A4162/S2718 “Special Prosecutor Bill”; requires the Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate law enforcement officers against whom a criminal complaint has been filed……and prosecute charges of misconduct and brutality. This bill gives a Special Prosecutor all the powers traditionally exercised by the County Prosecutor and explicitly addresses the danger of bias due to the working closeness of County Prosecutor to police. 2/6/15: Introduced, referred to Assy. Judiciary Comm. and to Senate Law & Public Safety ...

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Issues Conference 2015 – Health Care & Reproductive Justice

Priorities for 2015-16:

UULMNJ HEALTH/REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE TASK FORCE

UULMNJ Issues Conference – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015

Task Force Session Summary Report

  • Nine people attended the task force meeting. Most people had not been to a Health/RJ task force meeting, therefore the meeting began with people introducing themselves and explaining their interest in Reproductive Justice.
  • Materials were available both in the conference packet and at the task force meeting. Of particular interest were the materials from the UUA: The Statement of Conscience that was approved by ...
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Invitation to March Together at #RiseUpOctober

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UULMNJ allies!  Here is an opportunity to join other UU’s and stand together for racial justice.  Please join members of the Fourth Universalist Society, All Souls Unitarian Church’s Racial Justice Initiative, and First UU Brooklyn at the #RiseUpOctober March on Saturday, October 24th.  We will join with protesters from around the country in resistance to the mass incarceration and continued violence ...

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Concerts to Benefit UULMNJ

Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse is a contemporary folk music series at the Old Stone Church. Sponsored by the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County, Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse spotlights nationally renowned musicians playing in a historic building with superior acoustics. The concert series will benefit organizations that promote social justice. The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ will be the beneficiary of two concerts this year!

The Appleseed Collective – October 16, 2015  7:30 (doors open at 7:00)

Formed in 2010, The ...

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