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YUUR Voice in Trenton: October 2015

UULMNJ Statewide Issues Conference Oct. 17th

REGISTER TODAY for the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ’s Statewide Issues Conference Oct. 17th at the Summit Church, 4 Waldron Ave, Summit. NJ. Here is a chance to put your faith into action! Help set the year’s legislative priorities in Economic Justice, Mass Incarceration, Environment, Immigration and Health/Reproductive Justice.  Collaborate with UUs from across New Jersey.  Join for a Wine and Cheese reception afterward.  You won’t want to miss Special Guest and Keynote ...

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: August 2015

Town Hall with Senator Cory Booker On Tuesday August 11, UULMNJ Executive Director, Rev. Craig Hirshberg, sat on an expert panel with Senator Booker, US Attorney Paul Fishman, Rev Charles Boyer, and Jiles Ship (NOBLE) to discuss criminal justice, race and faith. Moderated by NJTV News anchor Michael Hill the two hour long program took place at Christ Church in East Orange where 400 people packed the pews. Read more.

UUs Showed Up to Affirm “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” Thank you ...

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Summer 2015

 

Congratulations to Rev. Alison Miller (Morristown), the President of the UULMNJ Public Policy Network, who led the Sunday service at the 2015 General Assembly in Portland! UUA President, Rev. Peter Morales commended Rev. Miller’s work with UULMNJ in his introduction. Watch the sermon.

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July 25, 2015 Million People’s March Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice, and Economic Inequality. Begins at ...

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: May 2015

 

It is hard to believe that Memorial Day is around the corner.  Where did the month of May go?

Here are some things that are happening at UULMNJ this month:

  • The Legislative Ministry has a new, mobile friendly website! Explore and learn at UULMNJ.org. While you are there click around and see what we’re up to on social media!
  • Write to your NJ Assembly representative as soon as possible to ask them to put forward the bill allowing for earned paid sick ...
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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Feb. 2015

If the winter doldrums have taken you hostage, UULMNJ has an antidote. Our First Annual MUUsic Festival, featuring choirs and musicians from seven congregations will be held Sunday, March 8 at 3 PM at the Morristown Fellowship.  This promises to be a one of a kind opportunity for fun. Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/1yIC6Yz.

Mark Your Calendars:  Registration is now open for the Spring Plenary in Montclair on April 18.  Register at http://bit.ly/16hBBgl.  Stay up to ...

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: January 2015

 

Happy New Year from UULMNJ!  Here are a few UULMNJ highlights:

  • Legislation: UULMNJ supported the following legislation and initiatives this past quarter.  Thank you to all who helped make some of this legislation a reality:  Bail Reform Legislation and Constitutional Amendment, Opportunity to Compete, Presumptive Parole, Earned Sick Days, Affordable Housing/COAH and Sandy Relief.
  • Stamp Out Despair Appeal:  Many of our Congregations participated in the First Friends “Stamp Out Despair” Appeal sponsored by our Immigration Task Force.  Although we don’t have exact ...
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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Dec 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO OUR UULMNJ FAMILY!  The heart of UULMNJ is found in the hard work of our volunteers and advocates.  As we come to the end of another calendar year, the UULMNJ staff and Board sends deepest thanks to you for all of your efforts.  2014 was a great success for UUs in New Jersey because of you!  May you have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!

SAVE THE DATE! April 18, ...

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Oct. 2014

UULMNJ’s 2014 Fall Issues Conference, held Sept 27 at CUC (Paramus) was a huge success, with over 100 attendees representing sixteen of NJ’s UU congregations. Thank you to all who came out to help make the day a success, and a special thanks to our friends at the Paramus Congregation.    ACLU-NJ executive director, Udi Ofer was the keynote speaker (watch it here).  Task forces convened and set this year’s priority agenda:

  • Environmental Protection:  Environmental Sustainability with a goal of ...
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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Sept. 2014

Welcome back to the congregational year!  The year is kicking off with a bang!  We hope you can join us at these important upcoming events.

The People’s Climate March, “the largest climate march in history”, will take place in New York City on Sunday, September 21.  UUs will be gathering at 10:30 at 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues wearing Standing on the Side of Love gear.  Does your congregation have plans to attend the march?  Let us know on ...

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: July 2014

Thank you! It has been a busy and successful legislative year for the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ. We thank all of our advocates for their hard work and dedication over the past months. We have two bills that have passed both houses and await the Governor’s signature:

  •     The Opportunity to Compete Act was passed on June 26 by both branches of the NJ Legislature.  This bill will allow the estimated ...
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