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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 to livingourvalues@mduuc.org

 

ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Postal Banking is simply the provision of financial services via the USPS. By allowing consumers to open a bank account at their post office, Postal Banking could help over 7 million American households that are unbanked — meaning they lack access to a checking account or basic financial services. Postal Banking would also provide a HUGE revenue source for the USPS, boosting the economy and protecting postal worker jobs.

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INJUSTICE SYSTEM REFORM

Every time our country has increased its national security powers, they’ve been used to disproportionately target, surveil, and criminalize already-over-policed communities of color and religious minorities—the same marginalized groups targeted by white nationalists.

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While the Senate met to certify the election for Joe Biden, 8 Republicans CHALLENGED Electoral College votes, trying to BLOCK Biden’s presidency. That’s why we think any corrupt Senators who voted against certifying the election results should be expelled. But Congress will never take action without massive public pressure. That’s why we’re collecting 50,000 signatures to DEMAND they expel these Republicans… and we need your support.
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RACIAL JUSTICE 

Racism is a public health crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vast racial disparities in healthcare. To help expand research and investment into the public health impacts of structural racism, as well as to require the federal government to begin actively developing anti-racist health policy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Reps. Ayana Pressley and Barbara Lee have introduced the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act. We must demand that Congress act immediately and pass the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act!
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In the Democratic-controlled Senate, Amy Klobuchar will help pass this monumental bill to make it easier to vote. Her bill will DRASTICALLY expand voting rights by expanding early voting, allowing more time to register and request ballots and letting voters track their ballots and MUCH MORE!!

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CLIMATE JUSTICE

To protect our communities from the climate crisis, we need to come at the problem from every possible angle of our government. So step right up, it’s time to build a climate cabinet.
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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

“On the Frontline” Mass Calls. Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET between now and the end of April we will be hosting the “On the Frontline” mass organizing calls. These calls are the place to get the latest updates on the critical organizing happening around the country and get the latest scoop on what’s going on in DC. We will train you on how to take action in your district, learn about urgent issues impacting our communities and hear from amazing movement leaders. We will do training, political education, and hear from amazing movement leaders.

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Frontline Defender Congressional Recess Actions. Towards the end of March, the congress will be going on its annual spring recess. This is a great opportunity to put pressure on your local congresspeople to support important bills going through congress. We want to support you and your squad in organizing powerful Covid safe actions in your district. We have an agenda to move and no one in Congress - on either side of the aisle - is going to stop us when we turn up the pressure.

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UUA New Day Rising Conference National 2021

Racial Justice Conference (zoom) on Saturday, Feb 27 @ 9:00-5:00 PST.

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