• New UU Forward Together Board Member March 15, 2019 UU Forward Together is pleased to welcome Jessica Lin as the newest member of our Board of Directors. Jessica is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, serves on the Board of the Raleigh Police Accountability Community Taskforce (PACT), and is on the Steering Committee of the Asian/Pacific Islander Caucus (A/PIC) of Diverse & Revolutionary ...
  • You Can Vote NC March 4, 2019 You Can Vote is a nonpartisan statewide organization of grassroots volunteers that works to inform NC citizens about their right to vote and overcome real and perceived barriers to voting in NC. You Can Vote trains volunteers to register citizens to vote and educate them about the ins and outs of NC voting laws so that ALL CITIZENS ...
  • Citizen Activism (Boone UU Fellowship, March 17) March 2, 2019 At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, the weekly service at the Boone UU Fellowship will focus on citizen activism, presented by Aylett Colston of EveryVoiceNC. Colston is an attorney in Raleigh who is committed to restoring democracy in her home state of North Carolina. “Aylett writes about redistricting and voting rights for several grassroots ...
  • Mutual Aid Workshop in Boone (March 16) March 2, 2019 The Boone UU Fellowship is teaming up with Showing Up for Racial Justice organizer Shawn Fischer and Blue Ridge Mutual Aid for a community workshop on the principles of mutual aid, local mutual aid networks and opportunities for involvement March 16, 2019, 11:00 am at BUUF. According to organizers, “Mutual aid is a survival imperative ...
  • Senator Tillis Says He’ll Vote Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration February 26, 2019 North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis writes in an op ed article in the Washington Times that he intends to vote in favor of the Congressional resolution disapproving President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. You can call Sen. Tillis’ office (202 224 6342 or 919 856 4630) to ...
  • Regional Social Justice Workshops for UU Congregations February 26, 2019 UU Forward Together is offering three, one-day, regional social justice workshops for UUs (and others) on Saturday, March 23 at the Eno River UU Fellowship in Durham, April 6 at the UU Congregation of New Bern, and June 1 at the UU Fellowship of Hendersonville.  These workshops (Becoming a Justice-Making Congregation: Creating, Growing, & Nurturing Social Justice ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jail Cash Bond Reform February 25, 2019 Thousands of North Carolinians are sitting in jail awaiting trial on minor criminal charges just because they’re too poor to pay a cash bond (or pay a bail bonding company) to get out of jail. That’s just not fair. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn more about how North Carolina’s jail bond system ...
  • New Bern UUs & UUA Respond to Hurricane Florence February 22, 2019 Hurricane Florence struck the city of New Bern on September 13-14, 2018. Most devastating was the storm surge that inundated New Bern and surrounding areas.  Many residents benefited from the immediate response of private insurers and FEMA. But the storm, and in particular the flooding, struck the most vulnerable communities the hardest. Areas of low ...
  • Support the Rights of Transgender Prisoners February 22, 2019 According to an article in the Raleigh News & Observer, officials at the Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington have been requiring a post-surgical female transgender prisoner to share a dormitory with male inmates and shower with male inmates. They have also failed to provide her with female underclothes or act on her request to be ...