Curriculums and Resources

Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community:  uujec.com

Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC) is a vibrant progressive organization committed to economic justice for all. Our philosophy is rooted in the UU liberal religious tradition – to create a world of justice, equity, and compassion. Our work contributes to a broader movement for social change, in collaboration with the UUA, UU Service Committee and grassroots organizations. We seek to inspire UUs to study our society’s economic and social systems and to become advocates for justice.

 

Class Action (classism.org)

Class Action inspires action to end classism and extreme inequality by providing change-makers with tools, training and inspiration to raise awareness and shift cultural beliefs about social class, build cross-class solidarity, and transform institutions and systems.

Through workshops, organizational consulting, printed and online resources, and public education, we:

  • help individuals develop class awareness and a class lens,
  • explore race and class intersections,
  • address class barriers and class privilege,
  • build bridges across the class divide, and
  • help institutions become more equitable,
  • promote economic justice.

 


VOTE 2022!

California Statewide Ballot Measures
General Election, November 8, 2022

An updated UUJMCA VOTER INFORMATION GUIDE from UUJMCA can be downloaded as a PDF for your use. The guide includes positions and endorsements from several partner organizations and trusted sources who share our UU values and passions.
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CRITICAL DETAILS:

UUJMCA VOTER GUIDE 2022

*The linked document was created with the intent to be printable so you can easily share the information with your congregation.


PROP 1 - CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

Amends California Constitution to expressly include an individual’s fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which includes the fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. This amendment does not narrow or limit the existing rights to privacy and equal protection under the California Constitution. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect because reproductive rights already are protected by state law.


PROP 26 - ALLOWS IN-PERSON ROULETTE, DICE GAMES, SPORTS WAGERING ON TRIBAL LANDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.

Also allows: sports wagering at certain horse racing tracks; private lawsuits to enforce certain gambling laws. Directs revenues to General Fund, problem-gambling programs, enforcement. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly reaching tens of millions of dollars annually. Some of these revenues would support increased state regulatory and enforcement costs that could reach the low tens of millions of dollars annually.


PROP 27 - ALLOWS ONLINE AND MOBILE SPORTS WAGERING OUTSIDE TRIBAL LANDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.

Allows Indian tribes and affiliated businesses to operate online/mobile sports wagering outside tribal lands. Directs revenues to regulatory costs, homelessness programs, nonparticipating tribes. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly in the hundreds of millions of dollars but not likely to exceed $500 million annually. Some revenues would support state regulatory costs, possibly reaching the mid-tens of millions of dollars annually.


PROP 28 - PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ARTS AND MUSIC EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Provides additional funding from state General Fund for arts and music education in all K–12 public schools (including charter schools). Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs of about $1 billion annually, beginning next year, for arts education in public schools.


PROP 29 - REQUIRES ON-SITE LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL AT KIDNEY DIALYSIS CLINICS AND ESTABLISHES OTHER STATE REQUIREMENTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Requires physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant on site during treatment. Requires clinics to: disclose physicians’ ownership interests; report infection data. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local government costs likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually.


PROP 30 - PROVIDES FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION AND PREVENT WILDFIRES BY INCREASING TAX ON PERSONAL INCOME OVER $2 MILLION. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Allocates tax revenues to zero-emission vehicle purchase incentives, vehicle charging stations, and wildfire prevention. Fiscal Impact: Increased state tax revenue ranging from $3.5 billion to $5 billion annually, with the new funding used to support zero-emission vehicle programs and wildfire response and prevention activities.


PROP 31 - REFERENDUM ON 2020 LAW THAT WOULD PROHIBIT THE RETAIL SALE OF CERTAIN FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, a 2020 law prohibiting retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products. Fiscal Impact: Decreased state tobacco tax revenues ranging from tens of millions of dollars annually to around $100 million annually.


Additional Resources:


Voter Registration:

You can register to vote any time between now and up to Election Day. Simply go to any voting location to register and vote on Election Day. This is briefly explained on the back page of the Easy Voter Guide: https://easyvoterguide.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/EVG-Nov2022-Eng.pdf


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California's 7 Ballot Propositions

General Election, November 8, 2022
A basic look at the propositions on the November 2022 ballot.

PROP 1 - CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

Amends California Constitution to expressly include an individual’s fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which includes the fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. This amendment does not narrow or limit the existing rights to privacy and equal protection under the California Constitution. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect because reproductive rights already are protected by state law.


PROP 26 - ALLOWS IN-PERSON ROULETTE, DICE GAMES, SPORTS WAGERING ON TRIBAL LANDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.

Also allows: sports wagering at certain horse racing tracks; private lawsuits to enforce certain gambling laws. Directs revenues to General Fund, problem-gambling programs, enforcement. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly reaching tens of millions of dollars annually. Some of these revenues would support increased state regulatory and enforcement costs that could reach the low tens of millions of dollars annually.


PROP 27 - ALLOWS ONLINE AND MOBILE SPORTS WAGERING OUTSIDE TRIBAL LANDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.

Allows Indian tribes and affiliated businesses to operate online/mobile sports wagering outside tribal lands. Directs revenues to regulatory costs, homelessness programs, nonparticipating tribes. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly in the hundreds of millions of dollars but not likely to exceed $500 million annually. Some revenues would support state regulatory costs, possibly reaching the mid-tens of millions of dollars annually.


PROP 28 - PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ARTS AND MUSIC EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Provides additional funding from state General Fund for arts and music education in all K–12 public schools (including charter schools). Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs of about $1 billion annually, beginning next year, for arts education in public schools.


PROP 29 - REQUIRES ON-SITE LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL AT KIDNEY DIALYSIS CLINICS AND ESTABLISHES OTHER STATE REQUIREMENTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Requires physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant on site during treatment. Requires clinics to: disclose physicians’ ownership interests; report infection data. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local government costs likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually.


PROP 30 - PROVIDES FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION AND PREVENT WILDFIRES BY INCREASING TAX ON PERSONAL INCOME OVER $2 MILLION. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Allocates tax revenues to zero-emission vehicle purchase incentives, vehicle charging stations, and wildfire prevention. Fiscal Impact: Increased state tax revenue ranging from $3.5 billion to $5 billion annually, with the new funding used to support zero-emission vehicle programs and wildfire response and prevention activities.


PROP 31 - REFERENDUM ON 2020 LAW THAT WOULD PROHIBIT THE RETAIL SALE OF CERTAIN FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, a 2020 law prohibiting retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products. Fiscal Impact: Decreased state tobacco tax revenues ranging from tens of millions of dollars annually to around $100 million annually.


Find additional information at https://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/.


Voter Registration

You can register to vote any time between now and up to Election Day. Simply go to any voting location to register and vote on Election Day. This is briefly explained on the back page of the Easy Voter Guide: https://easyvoterguide.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/EVG-Nov2022-Eng.pdf



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CAT WORSHIP!!!

(Graphic by Faith Holland)

You heard me - cat worship.  If you're a UU youth - middle or high school - you're invited to our first online youth worship of the year, and the theme this month is cats!  

(This is UU youth worship in a space that is meant to be youth-led.  It'll be fun.  It'll be dynamic.  It'll be engaging.  It won't be boring.  We promise.)

Yes, you are invited - nay, encouraged! - to bring your cat.  And as always, bring a cozy drink to sip, show up in your jammies if you like...  Just come as you are and be comfortable.  You are invited to log in individually or as a youth group.  Come meet or reconnect with other UU youth from around the Pacific Western Region.  Post-covid, let's rebuild strong UU youth culture in PWR, talk about the topics YOU want to talk about, and have a good time doing it. 

What can we learn about life and even spirituality from cats?  Planned by youth, this worship will include cat songs, cat check-in, cat-centered meditation, and of course, a communal purr.  Worship will be around 30 minutes, and then there will be time for games and conversation. 

Tune in on Zoom Saturday, September 10, 6pm PDT / 7pm MDT.
Registration  isn't mandatory, but it helps us to know how many to expect...  Help us out if you can.  

In Love and Resistance,

Jen Simon (they/them she/her)
The Mountain Top Community Minister
CO UUs for Racial Justice (UURJ) Coordinator
(720) 775-9863

Zoom office hours:
Monday 12 - 1pm
Thursday 1 - 2:30pm
or by appointment
https://uuma.zoom.us/j/3783855107

#croissantsnotdonuts #Robbiesrule #IYKYK #ifyoudontknowcomefindout


We are committed to accomplish our justice ministry through education, community organizing, and advocating for justice. Our justice initiatives are shaped by and rooted in your feedback. We are here to support you, our California UUs, in your journey promoting justice in your community.

If you are interested in finding out how we can journey together or if you are looking for support and resources, follow us on social media or email us at communications@uujmca.org.

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TAKE ACTION - August 5, 2022

Alliance for Gun Responsibility - Ban Assault Rifles
Research shows that a shooter armed with an assault rifle is able to hurt and kill TWICE the number of people as a shooter armed with a handgun or non-assault rifle. We banned assault rifles before and we can do it again. 
URGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS FEDERAL ASSAULT WEAPONS


ACLU Southern California
"For decades, Angelenos have witnessed a culture of corruption and impunity in the sheriff's department, leaving people who are stopped or incarcerated at risk of abuse or worse. For more than half a century, deputy gangs have emerged among the ranks and management of the sheriff’s department and terrorized community members."
DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE L.A. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT


WATCH LIST:

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
"Following a peaceful rally protesting the living conditions and abusive treatment at a rural, privately operated immigrant prison in southern Georgia, guards selected three Black men to punish, forcing them to spend a month in isolation."
‘AKIN TO TORTURE’: FOR-PROFIT IMMIGRANT PRISON SINGLES OUT BLACK MEN AFTER PEACEFUL PROTEST

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law.
On July 1, 2022, House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law, went into effect in Florida.
ACTIVE CASE: COUSINS ET AL. V. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF ORANGE COUNTY ET AL.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
"At an event for the anniversary of the enactment of the new law, the Department of Justice announced a series of new initiatives to address hate violence, including especially well-crafted guidance prepared jointly by the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. The guidance provides information on engaging and building partnerships with AAPI and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian and Hindu communities. The updated Justice Department hate crime website now includes information in 24 languages, including 18 of the most frequently spoken AAPI and South Asian languages in the United States."
AN ACT OF TERROR: REMEMBERING AND HONORING THE SIKH WORSHIPERS KILLED IN WISCONSIN 10 YEARS AGO
source: Margaret Huang, SPLC President and Chief Executive Officer at splcenter.org

Disability and Faith
A recent series focused on ableism revealed "how disabled and neurodivergent leaders across faith traditions are upending ableist assumptions and changing the religious landscape to be more hospitable to all." The report, plus additional resources on how you can combat ableism in your congregation, can be found at:
HOW RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES ARE COMBATING ABLEISM
source: religionnews.com

WASHINGTON D.C.
U.S. prosecutors have charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests.
U.S. CHARGES FOUR KENTUCKY POLICE OFFICERS IN BREONNA TAYLOR KILLING
source: reuters.com


We are committed to accomplish our justice ministry through education, community organizing, and advocating for justice. Our justice initiatives are shaped by and rooted in your feedback. We are here to support you, our California UUs, in your journey promoting justice in your community.

If you are interested in finding out how we can journey together or if you are looking for support and resources, follow us on social media or email us at communications@uujmca.org.

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At UUJMCA, we are committed to accomplish our justice ministry through education, community organizing, and advocating for justice. Our justice initiatives are shaped by and rooted in your feedback. We are here to support you, our California UUs, in your journey toward justice in your local community.

If you are interested in finding out how we can journey together in any of these ministerial areas or if you are looking for support in another ministerial area please let us know. Email us at communications@uujmca.org.

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