UULM Action Network Endorses the TRUST Act AB4 (Ammiano)
Members of our Unitarian Universalist congregations have been active in founding detention center visitation programs across California. We have witnessed, first hand, the appalling waste of human and tax payer resources, and the devastating impact on children and families that result from incarcerating and deporting undocumented immigrants who are not criminals.
We are in strong support of the TRUST Act (AB 4-Ammiano), which will reform California’s participation in the fundamentally flawed “Secure” Communities or S-Comm deportation Program.
Read full letter of endorsement from UULM Action Network.
Read fact sheet on TRUST Act.
Join UULM at Immigrant Day at the State Capitol
Monday, May 20th 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Support the TRUST Act and immigrant families
CA Unitarian Universalists will join immigrants, advocates and allies for an interfaith procession, rally, lunch and legislative visits. Bring your older children and youth for a day of civic engagement, putting faith into action. Training will be available prior to attending Immigrant Day on-line via conference call and/or in regional trainings in Los Angeles (April 30) and in Oakland on (May 6).
Come up Sunday night if you are traveling far.
Pastoral Letter on Veto of the TRUST Act
Rev. Ramsden's Pastoral Letter responding to Governor Brown's veto of the TRUST Act:
Read and share with your congregation the Restoring TRUST Litany and Prayers of the People.
Human Right to Water Signed into Law in California!
September 25, 2012 Three cheers and thanks for all your support!
Governor Brown has signed AB685 (Eng), the Human Right to Water bill. Also signed was AB1830(V.M. Perez) a second bill in the Human Right to Water bill package which will protect residents in mobile home parks from unreasonable water rates. What a journey it has been. Members of low-income communities who live every day without access to safe affordable water have shown incredible resilience - never giving up and inspiring us all forward.
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry Action Network, CA has been privileged to be part of an inspiring coalition of faith, environmental justice, public health, tribal and environmental groups that came together to champion the human right to water in California.
Thanks to all who helped our elected officials understand what is at stake. Together we are creating a wave of change.
Press Release - Governor Signs Human Right to Water
Recent news coverage:
Water crisis a moral mandate, matter of justice UU op-ed in San Diego Union Tribune
California Water: No More Tadpoles, Please UU op-ed in the Huffington Post
Make Safe Drinking Water a Priority - Maria Herrera, Community Water Center op-ed in the Vida del Valle
Who Carries their Water? feature story in the Sacramento Bee
Thanks for helping us to create a wave of change!
Prayers of the People - Make a Prayer Flag and Support Immigrant Families
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prayer flags are used to send prayers for peace and compassion out into the world. The beauty of the flags has inspired many, and people of diverse faith traditions have used the flags to offer messages of peace. We invite you to create a prayer flag to send a message to your elected officials urging them to support the TRUST Act, which would bring greater peace and security to immigrant communities throughout California.
Hang them up in your congregation, then, when the time is right, we will ask for them to be sent to our office in Sacramento.
Legislative Meetings - Step by Step
A step-by-step guide to organizing Congressional and Legislative Meetings.