JUUstice Washington has many programs available to help engage individuals and organizations in justice work. We have specific issue action teams and a legislative advocacy team. We have an annual Summit and Legislative conference. We are currently developing an EDI program as well.
Issue Action Teams
Our issue action teams are composed of individuals and organizations that are working on specific justice issues and are volunteer lead. Visit the Issue Action Teams pages to see what issues are currently active. There will be information on what’s happening in each area, resources for each issue area and lots of other information. If your issue is not represented, you can request to be connected with others working on an issue and possibly create an action for the issue you are interested.
Our Legislative Advocacy Team works specifically on Washington State legislative activities that impact justice issues. Visit the Legislative Advocacy page to see what pieces of legislation are being tracked, how to comment and who to contact to voice your support or opposition for a specific piece of legislation.
Currently we have two annual gatherings, a Justice Summit and a Legislative Conference. The Justice Summit is a gathering of UU justice activists and allies and partners to explore and strategize actions around social and environmental justice issues. The Legislative Conference canvases UU congregations in the State of Washington to set some issue priorities for the upcoming legislative session. See our Conferences page to get more details on what we done and what we will be doing.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is a hot button issue for UUs as well as the greater community at large. It’s an issue that we’re all struggling with as we try to find ways to be more open, intercultural, inclusive and support of marginalized communities. Please see our EDI page for more information.