Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Friday Action Hours

 

Friday, March 15th - State and Federal Funding for our Children. This Friday, our friends at the NC Budget & Tax Center will share their new tool documenting all federal and state-level investments in services and programs for children and youth in North Carolina. We'll discuss how this data can be used to advocate for investments for kids, and specifically how it connects to the fights for fair tax policy and for equitably funding early childhood education.

Friday, March 22nd, 2024 - Federal Immigration Legislation. This Friday we will get a briefing from our friends at UUSJ on the Afghan Adjustment Act, the stalled bi-partisan Immigration Bill, and the current politics of immigration in this election year. Then we will take action, calling our US Senators and writing messages to President Biden.

Friday, March 29th, 2024. Our 200th Friday Action Hour!

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3/14 UU The Vote 2024 National Launch!

 

Thursday, March 14th from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET We enter the work of UU the Vote 2024 grounded in the current political and spiritual conditions of our faith and national community. The work that is needed in 2024 will require us to anchor in our power and connect authentically to mobilize UUs, voters, and our local communities. UU the Vote 2024 is an ambitious strategy to grow a powerful pro-democracy majority. Join Side With Love for the kick-off of UU the Vote 2024, where you’ll learn about the electoral work of State Action Networks (like North Carolina!), their partners in key states, and more!

Register Here: https://secure.everyaction.com/15gwk4JrxUO2eEcwBkgl0w2

*** North Carolina UU the Vote Launch Date - Coming Soon!

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3/26 Protest in Raleigh for Access to Abortion Medication Mifepristone

 

Join UUs and people of faith in defense of medication abortion. On March 26th, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning Mifepristone and the FDA. Currently the majority of abortions are by medicine and use Mifepristone. To protest the action of SCOTUS, NC people of faith will gather that same day on Tuesday, March 26th on the steps of the Terry Sanford Federal Building in Raleigh at 310 New Bern Ave., from 10-12:00. At the same time there will be a major protest in Washington D.C., organized by the Women’s March.

This rally is being organized by the Community Church of CH UU in collaboration with the Triangle Interfaith Reproductive Justice Coalition. Please bring a carload from your church/fellowship and bring signs. Here is rally info. The eyes of history are upon us. Any questions, contact melvafokun@gmail.com.

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2024 UU Drag Story Hours

Through a generous $21,000 grant from the UU Funding Program, UU Justice NC is proud to support LGBTQ Inclusion and Advocacy work both within and beyond the walls of our UU Congregations in 2024 thorugh our UU Drag Story Hour Project.

Goals of the UU Justice NC’s Drag Story Hour Project 

  • Provide children with the opportunity to experience the imagination and play of gender fluidity and glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models - at a time when content about LGBTQ identities is banned in NC public schools K- grade 4.
  • Help strengthen your congregation’s presence as a beacon of progressive religious values in your community at a time where religion is too often being used as the basis of hateful threats to the safety and rights of LGBTQ+ people.
  • Provide your congregations with the support and resources to develop a deeper understanding of the threats that exist locally / in North Carolina, and practice discerning  how/when your congregation takes risks in service to the movement. Unfortunately, we know that our congregations will have to navigate increased threats and take on more risk in the coming years.

For more Information, contact UU Justice NC's new LGBTQ Inclusion and Advocacy Organizer - Christine Ashley (Christine@uujusticenc.org)