Action Alerts” are urgent messages posted on the UUJMNC Forward Together website and sent to subscribers urging them to take immediate action with respect to important social justice issues.

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  • Act Now Against ICE Raids in NC February 25, 2019   Act Now! Over the past weeks here in North Carolina and across the nation, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants whose only “crime” has been to seek a better life for themselves and their families. These raids, arrests, and deportations have reversed a long-standing federal pollicy of “targeting” the enforcement ...
  • Tell Congress to Strengthen Background Checks for Gun Purchases January 17, 2019 What Are Background Checks? Currently, background checks are required by federal law when licensed gun dealers sell firearms. The gun dealer contacts the FBI, which runs a background check on the person trying to buy a gun to ensure guns don’t fall into the wrong hands. The background check makes sure that convicted felons, domestic abusers ...
  • Tell Congress to Re-Open the Government & Deny Funding for Trump’s Wall January 16, 2019 Today, the United States enters day 26 of a partial government shutdown as the president continues to demand funding for a cruel and xenophobic immigration agenda. Each day the shutdown goes on, thousands more feel the negative and unnecessary effects of the president’s unreasonable demands. Congress is debating how much, if any, funding to provide for additional ...
  • Voter ID Update (November 28) November 29, 2018 Legislation (S 825) to implement the new voter-approved constitutional amendment requiring voters to show photo identification when voting in person passed the state Senate today (November 28) by a vote of 30 in favor and 10 against. Senate Republicans made a few changes to the bill that were proposed by Democrats. Twenty-eight Republican Senators voted ...
  • Tell Congress: Don’t Fund Unjust and Inhumane Immigration Policies November 29, 2018 The Trump administration continues its immoral misuse of executive authority, advancing hateful policies that leave immigrant communities vulnerable to deportation and asylum-seekers fleeing violence with little refuge. Congress has the power to halt the expansion of the president’s anti-immigrant agenda by denying increased funding for immigration enforcement. Right now, Congress is actively debating funding that, if approved, will ...
  • Say “No” to New Restrictive Voter ID Laws November 21, 2018 The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to Raleigh on November 27th for a special “lame duck” session to enact legislation implementing the Voter ID constitutional amendment that (despite any evidence that voter impersonation is a real problem in North Carolina elections) was approved during the November 2018 general election. Previous Voter ID laws passed by ...
  • Call to Action: Our Vote Is Our Voice October 30, 2018 Election Day (November 6, 2018) is just one week away and early voting (with same day registration) ends this Saturday, November 3rd. As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote the use of the democratic process in our local communities, in North Carolina, and in our nation. We know that our vote is our voice ...
  • Call to Action: Defeat All Six Constitutional Amendments October 10, 2018 Our Unitarian Universalist faith and values call us to affirm and promote the democratic process in society at large, the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equality, and compassion in human affairs. Those values are threatened by most, if not all, of the proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution that voters will ...
  • Call to Action: End Detention and Separation of Immigrant Families September 20, 2018 The Trump administration recently announced new proposed regulations that would slash long-standing legal protections for immigrant families, allowing the government to detain children indefinitely. This move is the latest in a series of efforts to undermine the 1997 Floressettlement – a crucial legal safeguard that ensures children cannot be detained in federal custody for longer ...
  • Say “No” to Trump Administration’s Policy Separating Undocumented Children and Parents June 18, 2018 The Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting undocumented immigrants who enter the US has has resulted in the separation of almost 3,000 children from their parents over recent weeks (about 45 family separations each and every day) and the construction of massive tent cities to hold these children along the Mexican border. More than two ...