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Giving Voice To Our Values

Our Issues:

Washington State

Federal



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Washington State Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice
438 NE 72nd St.
Seattle, WA 98115

Co-Coordinators:
Rev. Carol McKinley(360)786-8074 WebWeaver:
Corinne Kelly(206)526-7081

UUVoices@connectexpress.com
www.UUVoicesWa.org


ACTIONS & EVENTS

 

Lobby Days

You can register here and now!

Feb 1st 2007 Housing Advocacy Day 'It All Starts At Home'

Feb 14 2007 Priorities for a Healthy Washington Lobby Day-An Environmental Day

Feb 19th Have a Heart for Kids Day sponsored by the Children's Alliance

Feb 26th Equality Day sponsored by the Coalition for Religious Equality

 

The Calendars  (the calendars are not available for us at the moment)

Check out our calendar too!-August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May , June, July, August .

(The calendar is still being built and experimented with.  Our intentions is to inplement a calendar that congregations may have direct access to. These calendars are a temporary effort to keep you informed of future actions.)

Let us know if there is something going on in your community related to UU Voices Issues so that we can put it on the calendar and schedule it in our list of events .  Or better yet, volunteer to be trained to input events on UU Voices website from your congregation or UU organization on issues related to UU Voices priorities.

PAST UU VOICES ACTIONS AND EVENTS

Dec 2nd, UU Voices for Justice Issues and Advocacy Training

UU Voices will be presenting a public official as a guest speaker for an inspirational perspective on UUs in the public arena.  Congregational members and leadership can discuss the challenges and successes that our congregations find working around social justice and legislative advocacy.  Experts in legislative citizens action will point us in the right direction. Some of our legislative trackers will speak to the UU Voices Issues that they have proposed and their will be a feed-back process. The Council will be December 2nd, 11am-3pm at the Olympia UUChurch 2200 East End st. , Oly wa 98502, Contact UUVoices to Register 206 526 7081

The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld

The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld is an educational event that will feature nationally recognized speakers and dramatized trial testimony.  Speakers include Jennifer Harbury, author of Truth, Torture and the American Way; Ron Slye, Professor in International Comparative Law, Seattle University School of Law; and Pramila Jayapal, Founder and Executive Director of Hate Free Zone Washington.  Trial vignettes will include stories by detainees and the cross-examination of Donald Rumsfeld.  Please join us for this historic event and help us hold senior U.S. officials accountable for facilitating torture.  Through this event, we will call on the U.S. Government to:  (1) close all torture camps, (2) provide due process rights to all detainees, and (3) prosecute war crimes.

October 7, 2006,  7 p.m.                           Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University
901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA                                       Donations at the door.

For more information, go to www.rumsfeldtrial.org or email info@rumsfeldtrial.org.

Vote For Change Campaign

There are opportunities to register voters east and west of the mountains.  Canvassing dates coming up in King County are Sept. 16, Oct. 21 , Nov. 4 and Election Day.  There will also be phone banking opportunities in Oct. and Nov. 

For more information or to sign up, call or email Marcy at 206-694-6794.

For information about the Vote for a Change campaign in Spokane, call or email Cathy Mann at 509-326-4135. 

For the Olympic Peninsula, call Sylvia Arthur, 360-774-1205.

Marriage Equality Colloquies

The Religious Coalition for Equality is organizing Marriage Equality Colloquies around the state in late October and early November titled "Scripture and Marriage Equality: An in depth look at how we interpret Jewish and Christian Scripture in the context of same-sex marriage". The colloquies will include a presentation by a biblical scholar and theologian on scriptural interpretational plus conversation with same-sex couples, educational resources, and discussion opportunities. No public statement will be released and no group consensus will be sought.

Speakers will include: Rev. Dr. Lisa Wilson Davison, Professor of Old Testament at Lexington Theological Seminary, who will address the colloquies on October 26th, 27th, and 30th in Kennewick, Spokane and Everett and The Rev. Dr Jay Johnson, Professor of Theology, Pacific School of Religion, who will address the colloquies on November 8th, 9th, and 10th in Seattle, Olympia and Vancouver. The only charge for attending a colloquy is $7.50 for lunch.