UUSJ Events

UUSJ Signs-on in Opposition to Graham–Cassidy, to help defend ACA and Medicaid

“As UUs we believe all Americans deserve healthcare that is centered on care, compassion and efficacy, a system of care in service to our common humanity.  To accomplish that goal our deliberative bodies should act in bipartisan fashion to support stability in the marketplace, to retain innovative practices, and to pursue affordability.  Rather than repealing … Continued

UUSJ Joins Groups Supporting DREAMERS – September 3rd

UUSJ has joined with the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium and other organizations, including the UU Association and UU Service Committee, to support a 22-day DREAM vigil in front of the White House to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and Temporary Protective Status designation. On September 3, UUs will … Continued

UUSJ Continues Support of TPS

UUSJ continued its support of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as a core American and faith value put into action via policy. The policy affords 300,000 people temporary protections, work authorization, and a shield from deportation to countries of their nationality where they would face to disease, violence, starvation, the aftermath of natural disasters, and other life-threatening conditions, … Continued

UUSJ Objects to the RAISE Act together with Interfaith Community

UUSJ signed on to a letter joining Interfaith partners, including the UUSC and UUCSJ, against scaling back legal immigration and family reunifications. The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act would deny millions fleeing tragedy and travesty the chance to reunite with family by capping refugee admissions at 50,000 per year. Read more…

UUs Respond to Charlottesville

On August 12, over 80 UU clergy, and UUs marched in an interfaith, nonviolent protest against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. The day, turning violent, with three people dead and 19 injured, has elicited a strong response from UUs across the country. Read some of their reflections below: Love Showed Up Today in Charlottesville – … Continued

UUSJ Thanks Key Senators

Bob Denniston, UUSJ Board Chair, delivered personalized thank you letters to Senators Collins (Maine), Murkowski (Alaska), and McCain (Arizona) for their courageous stands against the Senate’s healthcare bill last month. UUSJ’s Advocacy Corps has been encouraging senators to hold out for accessible, affordable and quality healthcare since April, and has delivered more than 600 letters … Continued

UUSJ Advocacy Corps to advocate for Earth’s future

On September 12, the UUSJ Capitol Hill Advocacy Corps, will join with the inter-religious community in celebration of Season of Creation, September 1 – October 4, celebrated around the world each year with prayer services and care for creation activities. Join the prayer service at 9:30am at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave., N.E., followed by … Continued

UUSJ joins groups supporting DREAMERS

Bob Denniston, UUSJ Board Chair, confers with Hyun Kim, from Annandale, VA, at the 22-day DREAMER vigil in front of the White House.   UUSJ has joined with the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium and other organizations, including the UU Association and UU Service Committee, to support a 22-day DREAM vigil in front of … Continued