Upcoming Friday Action Hour
On December 8th we will be writing Letters to the Editor in partnership with the North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Following December 2nds, rally at the Governor's Mansion, we will call on Governor Cooper to commute the sentences of all 138 individuals on death row in North Carolina.
On Friday, December 15th, Rebecca Cerese - Health Policy Advocate with the NC Justice Center will join us to talk about the work ahead to enroll North Carolinians in Medicaid!
Join us via this Zoom link. If you can't make it on Fridays, you can still take action at any time - just check out our Weekly action list. And sign up for our Weekly Friday Action Hour Email that includes a promo of the week's actions.
UU The Vote 2024 - Coming Soon!
In 2020 UU the Vote became the largest activation of UUs in the history of our faith. 2022's UU the Vote Campaign, we went even further. Here in North Carolina - 22 UU congregations wrote 34,000 postcards with Reclaim our Vote. We made 36,000 phone calls to voters with Carolina Jews for Justice and the New North Carolina Project.
This spring, we are excited to launch our 2024 North Carolina UU the Vote Campaign. During this critical election cycle, we know that hate and anti-democratic values will be on the ballot in our local, state, and national elections. In order for us to powerfully meet the moment, we'll need to activate more North Carolina UUs than ever before in our history.
Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved!
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)