UUSJ Events

2017 UUSJ Social Justice Awards Celebration

Members and friends of the UU community gathered on November 29 at Cedar Lane UU Church for UUSJ’s bi-annual awards celebration. The event brought together UUs recognizing the outstanding projects and activities at seven different congregations. Since its first Awards Gala in 2007, UUSJ has honored individuals and congregations who are working to build a … Continued

CSAI: “The Corruption of Our Democracy”

November as an election month is a good time to consider the 2016-2020 Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI), “The Corruption of Our Democracy,” especially since 2018 will be an exceptionally important election year. Is your congregation involved in discussing this issue? Let us know at advocacy@uusj.org. Read full text of the CSAI, “The Corruption of Our Democracy” … Continued

DREAM Act – Action Needed NOW

Updated as of 2017-11-16 On November 14, 20 members of the UUSJ Advocacy Corps met with staff in 7 Senate offices to urge immediate passage of a clean Dream Act. Overall, 54 offices were visited. Around 400 personal letters to Senators from UU constituents were delivered to 16 offices and all received a packet of 3 … Continued

Healthcare is Moving Again! 3 Actions To Take Now

Updated October 23, 2017 Link to recent healthcare update. Page Contents (click on a title to go to that section) Take Action What’s Happening? Contact your Senators Our UU Spiritual Grounding Background, Resources and Relevant News Media Coverage Links Healthcare is Moving Again! 3 Actions To Take Now: We believe our nation’s leaders have a … Continued

In memorium: Hal Fuller

Our friend and colleague Hal Fuller died on September 26. Here’s a message from Lavona Grow, who served with Hal as UUSJ co-chairs. We just learned that Hal passed away after collapsing at his home in Fairfax. He recently returned to his Virginia home after his annual stay at his home in New Mexico. Hal … Continued

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…