JUUstice Washington News
For those who’ve missed NWuuJN’s Alerts & Events, a brief update:
There are many staff, contractors and volunteers working very hard to set up new systems at JUUstice Washington. While we are “under construction,” you can still get information about justice events four ways:
- You can look lower on this page for some short synopses of action ideas to undertake in the next two months;
- You can visit our website to find a wealth of ideas, events and resources;
- You can go to the Take Action button on our website for immediate actions you can take to support justice issues; and
- You can go to our calendar, where we list events by interest area, with dates, times and places with links.
Please tell us if you experience any difficulties – we’re still working out the kinks. You can email Sharon for help or to report problems.
Dissolution of WA UU Voices for Justice
Washington UU Voices for Justice will send out ballots in early January to vote on the dissolution of Voices, to clear the way for its evolving (with NWuuJN) into JUUstice Washington. According to Voices bylaws, anyone who has contributed to Voices in the past year is eligible to vote. Because there were some problems with Voices online membership button, we are extending that to memberships updated within the last 15 months. More
Write a Letter/ Make a Comment
WhiteSwan Environmental, a local Native group, requests assistance in bringing more recognition of indigenous perspectives to the care and management of the San Juan Islands Monument. Please add your perspective during the public commenting period, which ends January 3, 2019. More.
Join Northshore UUC’s letter writing campaign to advocate legislators for immediate action to ensure a livable planet in the future. North Shore envisions hand delivering a large pile of letters in February and asks that letters be signed and in hand by February 14, 2019. More
Lobby at the Capitol
Mon. Jan. 21(Olympia, Wash.) 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Join Poverty Action members in our collective fight to end poverty in Washington state. Teens and children are also encouraged to join this incredible day of advocacy at our state capitol! More
Tues. Feb. 5 (Olympia Wash.) Lobby Day for a Free-flowing Snake River – Join this lobby day to gather support for Snake River dam breaching, an action integral in the survival of the Southern Resident Orca pods that depend on the Snake and Columbia Rivers for more than 50% of their diet. More.
Thurs. Feb.14 (Olympia, Wash.) Interfaith Advocacy Day – Join Faith Action Network with advocates in your legislative District to bring voices of compassion and justice to our elected officials. Includes workshops and preparations for meeting with your legislator! Register now. More
Thurs., Feb.28, (Olympia, Wash.) Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day – Here’s your chance let your lawmakers know that you care about finding solutions to the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in Washington. Experienced advocates coordinate each lawmaker meeting at the capitol, but it’s the faces and stories from you and others in their district that lawmakers remember. Registration opens in January. More
Look at Justice Issues Through Others’ Eyes
Jan. 11, (Woodinville, Wash.) Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, plus Delbert Richardson’s National Award Winning American History Travelling Museum –Director Katrina Browne, (a descendant of the DeWolfs, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history) and her relatives set out to face the facts — and themselves — as they retrace the slave trade triangle from Rhode Island to Ghana, to Cuba and back. Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North is Browne’s spellbinding account of that journey. Special Guest Delbert Richardson will give us the opportunity to experience his American History Travelling Museum, an admirable assortment of artifacts that symbolizes the African experience in the Americas and Europe. Guest Facilitator: Elly DeWolf Hale, a descendant of the DeWolf family and participant in the film. More