Issue Resources

The following are interviews with people who are knowledgeable about issues that our members care about. We will post new articles and videos as they become available.

Environmental Justice

Reverend Florence Caplow

Rev Florence Caplow, Quimper UU minister, Port Townsend, WA

Reverend Florence Caplow, UU minister from Port Townsend, visited North Dakota where she met with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe about their efforts to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline itself would tunnel beneath the Missouri River, threatening the tribe’s only water source.

Audio Interview:

Audubon Society VP of Climate Change: Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson, Audubon Society



Talks about climate change and the role of faith communities in responding.

Audio Interview:

UW professor Richard H. Gammon, talks about climate change and faith communities.

Richard Gammon, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington

Univ. of Washington Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Oceanography, Adjunct Professor of Atmospheric Sciences









Audio Interview:

UNFCCC’s Patricia Espinosa: Working towards a low-carbon society for “the well-being of people”

More information:

Carlo Voli on Petroleum Fuel Transport

Rev. Tom Shade

Rev. Tom Shade on the UU theology of climate change, “This Changes Everything

Eric de Place on Climate Change, Carbon Controls, and Fossil Fuel Transport

Eric is the policy director at Sightline Institute, a local think tank.

Maia Bellon, WA State Ecology Director

Criminal Justice Reform

Bob Cooper, Evergreen Public Affairs, on Black Lives Matter, “Ban the Box” and Legal Financial Obligations

Liezl Rebugio on abolishing the death penalty

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Economic Justice

Rep Jessyn Farrel, D-Seattle on Living Wage

Andrew Nicholas, senior policy analyst for the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, on school funding and the state’s inequitable tax system

Preservation of the Democratic Process

Rep. Moscoso on Voting Rights Act, Police Accountability, White Privilege