Legislative & Policy Advocacy Priorities
Looking for ways to put your Unitarian Universalist values and faith into action? Want to learn more about upcoming opportunities to engage in policy and legislative justice in California? You’ve come to the right place!
UUJMCA knows that mobilizing and supporting California UUs to take specific faith-rooted action is an important part of our mission to make life better for all Californians. And we also know that our collective power can make a difference, shift hearts, and transform policies. So we’ve made it a bit easier for you to see what openings exist for you to put your faith in action. Check out the policy and legislative initiatives below, sign, send, and share them with other California UUs who want to create a more just and equitable world!
Immigrant Day of (Digital) Action!
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
UUJMCA will once again be participating in the California Immigrant Policy Center’s “Immigrant Day of Action,” being held online once again in 2021. Updates on this year’s policy agenda will be shared as they become available. We hope you’ll join us (again!) for this powerful day of community, witness, and action!
UUJMCA will host an orientation to Immigrant Day of Action for any interested individuals (date TBD), as well as an informal lunch gathering space for anyone interested in joining with other UUs virtually that day.
*When registering on the CIPC website, you are encouraged to write “UUJMCA” or “UU Justice Ministry of California” in the Organization line. If you need financial assistance to cover the registration fee (~$15), please email UUJMCA at email@example.com with “Immigrant Day Scholarship” in the subject line.
Stop the Eviction Cliff! Forgive Rent & Mortgage Debt in California!
Tell Your State Legislators to support AB15 and AB16
Millions of Californians have been prevented from working & will not have the income to pay back rent or mortgage debts owed from this pandemic. For renters, on Feb 1st 2021, landlords will be able to start evicting & a month later, they will be able to sue for unpaid rent.
Urge your legislator & Governor Newsom to extend the eviction protections with AB 15 and support a longer term solution that forgives rent debt due to the pandemic — which cannot be conditioned on landlords’ acceptance of funds– paired with a Relief Fund for struggling landlords.
Learn more about California’s AB15 & AB16 from the Housing Now! California coalition & send a message to Gov. Newsom & your state legislators today!
In 2021, UUJMCA will be working alongside our partners within the Last Chance Alliance to create a fossil fuel free California, and keep our communities healthy and safe from the environmental & health impacts of oil & gas wells in their area. We are especially excited to join with Rootskeeper in their #FaithAgainstFracking campaign in early 2021 that calls on state leadership to fulfill their promises to ban fracking in our state! More updates on how to mobilize within your congregation will be shared in February 2021!