At Mt. Diablo UU Church we strive to bring to life our Unitarian Universalist values as we seek truth and work for justice and bridge the divisions that wound the human family. This is a place to learn a little about what is happening in our world and find quick ways you can take action. If you have suggestions, email to livingourvalues@mduuc.org

ACTIONS

CLIMATE JUSTICE

After a long silence at City Hall about Climate Change, we are expressing our frustration/impatience at the council mtg next Tuesday 1/18

Please zoom in, probably after 7:30 or later.
Webinar ID: 845 5251 4447
Passcode: 107407

Tell the council members
• something you want the city to do, eg trees, divestment, past a ban on gas in new buildings, create a Sustainability Commission, etc
• your ire that there’s an 18 month delay (or more) until the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) will be finished (due last summer — now promised end of 2022, costing the city more for extra consulting time due to their delay)
• that all climate actions, even minor ones, have been deferred to the SAP
• that the position of WC Sustainability Coordinator is vacant and the position might be eliminated
• the council members behave as if Climate is an Emergency that can wait.
• or whatever is your WC environmental concern

You’ll have a 3 minute limit.
Please recruit friends and family to also say a few words

 

ECONOMIC, FOOD, AND HOUSING JUSTICE

Stop Unfair Evictions in San Pablo! Keep Our Families Home!
On Tuesday, Jan 18th, San Pablo City Council will vote on whether to pass a Just Cause Eviction ordinance that would protect families from being evicted for unfair reasons - email them now to urge them to vote yes!

Send Emails Here

 

Assembly Bill 854: Originally passed in 1985, the Ellis Act today is abused by speculator developers buying up rent-controlled buildings with the sole intent of immediately evicting long-term tenants to make a profit. AB 854 would require 5 years of ownership before property owners can use the Ellis Act to evict tenants and exit the rental housing business.

This week, state legislators have the opportunity to stand with everyday Californians by holding speculators accountable and forging a new path together.

Email your Representative Here

 

HEALTHCARE JUSTICE

Check back next week for more opportunities!

IMMIGRATION JUSTICE

Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Next week we’ll be holding a call for EBIIC on Thursday, Jan 20, 2-3pm! This will be an opportunity for us to share our plans for 2022, and to hear from you all about how we can support your engagement. Let me know if you can join!
 
Topic: Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 20, 2022 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 875 7229 9529
Passcode: IM4HI
One tap mobile : +16699006833,,87572299529# US (San Jose)
+14086380968,,87572299529# US (San Jose)

INCARCERATION JUSTICE

Check back next week for more opportunities!

 

LGBTQ+ JUSTICE

Check back next week for more opportunities!

 

RACIAL JUSTICE

This MLK weekend, we must make sure that our elected officials' words become deeds. It’s time out for lip service. If we really want to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, we would ensure that the freedom to vote is a right and not a privilege.

Please consider signing the following petition to urge the Senate to honor the life and legacy of MLK by passing voting rights legislation!

Sign Here

 

Historic voting rights legislation is now moving quickly through Congress.

A House committee combined the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act into one bill with a new name – the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.

This bill contains what activists have been pushing for over the past several months – like protections for eligible voters, nationwide standards to ensure ballot access, provisions to help end gerrymandering, limits on Big Money’s influence, and safeguards against partisan election sabotage – and repairs and strengthens the Voting Rights Act.

Call your Representative Here

 

How would Dr. King encourage Georgia’s multiracial working class to reclaim his legacy i 2022? The Georgia Working Families Party and our partners are building a movement that attempts to answer this important question. In the spirit of the Poor People's Campaign, the Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968, and Dr. King's "Where Do We Go From Here?" speech, join us as we celebrate MLK Day and organize for communities that works for working people.

Learn More Here