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Living Our Values

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 livingourvalues@mduuc.org

 

CLIMATE JUSTICE

Right now, the Bay Area’s Air Quality Management District is considering adopting the strongest rule to limit particulate matter pollution. But Big Oil companies like Chevron are lobbying hard to oppose this rule so they can continue flooding our communities with toxic air pollution.

This injustice cannot continue. It’s up to all of us to use our voices to stand up for the communities most effected by climate change. And we need to act now. Will you send a message to the Air Quality Management District and demand it adopt strict pollution control rules?

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As part of President Biden’s plan to tackle climate change, his administration has introduced a sweeping initiative to conserve at least 30% of land and ocean in the United States by 2030 (30 by 30), helping to confront the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. This is a big step towards U.S. climate mitigation. Our natural resources play a vital role in pulling planet-warming carbon out of the atmosphere and sequestering it away. 

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Earlier this year, hunters in Wisconsin just killed 216 wolves in less than 60 hours. That’s one out of every five gray wolves across Wisconsin lost to needless slaughter in less than three days. And the hunt is scheduled to happen again in just a few months. Environmental Action is working to restore Endangered Species Act protections nationwide for gray wolves, and—until federal protections are restored—we’re urging Gov. Tony Evers to do everything that he can to end wolf hunts in Wisconsin.

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DEFENDING DEMOCRACY

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is willingly aiding in the attack on voting rights by favoring the filibuster and remaining silent as Republicans rally to pass outrageous voter suppression bills while the very people who voted her into office are having their voting rights stripped away. We NEED to move Sen. Sinema if we are going to get democracy reform.

Sign up for a training now to call voters in target states such as Arizona and Maine, asking them to call their senators to support the For the People Act.

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This month, the Senate is expected to vote on the For the People Act -- a transformational voting rights bill and Common Cause’s top federal priority. And it has become clear that without bold action to pass this bill through Mitch McConnell’s filibuster, our democracy will face grave peril. That means the next few weeks will be absolutely critical for the future of our democracy -- and your action right now will make a major difference. Can you add your name and urge President Biden to do whatever it takes to pass the For the People Act?

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We must take action NOW to protect our freedom to vote.  Fair Fight is running a month-long campaign called Hot Call Summer to mobilize young voters of color and young progressives on voting rights before the groundbreaking vote in the Senate at the end of the month. You can be a part of this nationwide effort to protect voting rights by signing up to join Fair Fight Action’s text bank days of action.

SIGN UP NOW for this texting training and learn what texting with Fair Fight looks like, the texting platform, how to set up your account and get all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

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Listen to “Democracy At Risk” podcast episode on voting rights

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ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Figuring out how to find housing, and how each person can do their part to ensure affordable homes for all, can be challenging.  EBHO’s always been here to give you the information you need to get access and win housing justice for our communities.  For many years, we did this through our signature Affordable Housing Guidebook. This print publication provided critical information and stories to thousands of people for nearly 20 years, and we’re so proud of it.  As the pandemic changes so much about how we work and learn, we are now providing these same resources and information through our Online Study Room. 

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IMMIGRATION JUSTICE

The most vulnerable — those affected by conflict and insecurity — are at particular risk of being left behind in the COVID-19 recovery. Today, there are more than 79.5 million refugees and displaced people worldwide, and all of them need protection just like you and me. Many are at even greater risk due to their living conditions.

Many refugee families live in crowded refugee camps and settlements making social distancing virtually impossible. And on top of that, they have limited access to clean water, soap and medical care. By standing up for refugee vaccinations today, you can save lives. 

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INCARCERATION JUSTICE

Thousands of people who were released from prison during the pandemic, and have been safely reconnecting with their families and friends, are now at threat of being re-incarcerated. These are real people - mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, community members - who have been spending their home confinement supporting loved ones financially and emotionally. And unless Attorney General Merrick Garland rescinds a Trump-era memo stating that they need to return to prison after the pandemic is declared over, they will be once again ripped from their homes.

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LGBTQ+ JUSTICE

Ashley Diamond is a Black, transgender woman, and prisoners' rights activist. She made national headlines in 2016 for her landmark victory against the Georgia Department of Corrections. Ashley has since been re-imprisoned because of a technical parole violation and is currently incarcerated at Coastal State Prison in Garden City, Georgia. Her situation is urgent. She has faced repeated sexual assault and denial of healthcare, which has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Free Ashley Diamond was created to raise awareness about her case, provide her with support, and ultimately free her from prison. 

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RACIAL JUSTICE

Looking for alternatives to policing in your city, here is a webpage with many local and national city’s alternatives to calling the police! 

https://dontcallthepolice.com/

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