2017 Annual OR UU Voices for Justice Conference
Every year Oregon UU Voices for Justice evaluates and chooses issues at our annual meeting in the fall. After they are chosen, we follow those issues closely and work together to create change and promote solutions. They become our campaign issues. For 2017-18 those campaigns will be
Our first action of the new year is a training on how to be involved with the legislature.
Join the Oregon UU Voices for Justice
Legislative Focus Team (LiFT)!
The first of our advocacy training sessions begins this SUNDAY! Learn the secrets of legislative advocacy. Chris Vogel, advocate for children's issues for the League of Women Voters, will be our trainer! Chris is a UU from Salem, and a board member for Oregon UU Voices for Justice.She is an expert on the legislature. This will provide you with very strong grounding on working with the legislature. Open to ALL!
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
6:00 -- 7:30pm
Zoom video conferencing link: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/4249969892
Phone number: +1 408-638-0968, Meeting ID: 424 996 9892
The easiest and best way to participate is with your computer or Ipad; however if you have a slow connection, calling in by phone is an excellent option. With a phone connection and the links in this document -- you can follow along.
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The New Legislative Session - how to communicate
As the new legislative session begins, people wonder on how best to communicate with their Representatives and Senators. Here are some answers as reported in the Statesman Journal.
2017 LEGISLATURE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Budget gap, transportation top priorities in 79th Assembly
TRACY LOEW | STATESMAN JOURNAL
Oregon’s 2017 Legislative session begins Wednesday.
The stakes have perhaps never been higher:
Will lawmakers fill an unprecedented $1.7 million budget gap by cutting services or raising taxes? Will they ease congested highways and repair unsafe bridges, or punt again on a transportation package?
Can they help residents struggling with high rents and low vacancy rates? And how will they deal with massive changes coming from the new administration in Washington D.C.?
Answers to those questions will affect every resident, meaning citizen participation is more important than ever.
So we asked our local legislators: What can your constituents do to catch your attention? What’s your “insider tip” for navigating the session? Read the rest of the sto
Oregon Campaigns for 2016/2017
We have started organizing groups focused on each of our four campaigns - deepening democracy, Human Rights, Economic Inequality, and Environmental Justice. At our annual meeting, we identified specific action items within each of these campaigns and people who are taking the lead on each.
Deepening Democracy -
Lead: Bob Ozretich
Next Deepening Democracy conference call: January 9, 11 AM. See DD campaign page for details.
Economic Inequality -
Lead: John Elizalde
Environmental Justice -
Lead: Sue Craig
Human RIghts -
Lead: Dave Hyde
Received Proposals for 2016-2017
From Bob Ozretich - Amend the Constitution
From David Delk - Creating Public Banks
From Michelle Keip - Clean Air Oregon
From Victor Reppeto - Criminal Justice Reform
From Barbara Dow - DAs Reliant on Tough-On-Crime
From Jon Biemer - Pricing Carbon
From Terrie Rodello - Repeal the Death Penalty
From David Delk - Developing an Effective Democracy
From Don Merrick - Fighting Fossil Fuels
This project is funded in part by the
Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility
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