Justice Coordinating Council


Organizing the talents and voices of our congregation to advocate for policies and practices at all levels of government and society that will positively impact the worth and dignity of people and our planet. 

Immigration Justice at First UU Church
Houston is a major resettlement city for refugees from Afghanistan, who need support with language and cultural integration. Volunteers from First UU, Emerson and Northwoods UU Churches are assisting an Afghan family of eight to settle into Houston. Our current donations needs are for gently-used tablets and laptops, new or gently-used children's clothing of all sizes (to be distributed to multiple families), and prepaid Visa gift cards. To volunteer, or donate supplies, please contact immigration@firstuu.org, or see Linda R. or Thorpe B.
Immigration Justice at First UU Church

Harnessing Love's Power to Stop Oppression

Side with Love a public advocacy campaign of the UUA, seeks to harness love's power to stop oppression. Subscribe to their Newsletter for action updates on Climate Justice, Democracy & Voting Rights, Public Safety, and LGBTQ+ & Gender Justice.

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Poll workers are essential to successful elections! Harris County operates 750 Vote Centers each Election Day. See firsthand what it takes for run an election! Setup Vote Center, welcome and process voters, assist mobility challenged voters, and track and deliver ballots for counting. https://www.harrisvotes.com/Election-Workers

Encourage voter registration. It all starts with voters! Harris Co serves over 2.5 million voters. Become a Harris Co. VDR (Volunteer Deputy Registrar). Feel the pride of registering first-time voters or assisting voters check their registration. Online training takes about 1 hour. Harris County Tax Office (hctax.net)

Harris County Tax Office (hctax.net)

Welcome new citizens to civic life. Naturalization ceremonies register over 1,000 new voters! Harris County VDRs can join these thrilling monthly days at: Voter.Registration@lwvhouston.org

VDR spots go fast!

Increase BIPOC voter turnout through post-carding. Create handwritten, informative postcards to empower voters. Pick up a batch from JCC Table to work on from home during the week and turn in on the following Sunday.

Voter ID laws silence millions of American voices. Deliver ID information and assistance to voters via letter-writing or texting teams or work one-on-one with voters on your own schedule.

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Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles, TXUUJM educates & organizes member congregations, and partners of sympathetic organizations to advocate effectively for public policies in Texas that:

  • Uphold the worth and dignity of every person;
  • Further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
  • Ensure the use of the democratic process;
  • Protect religious freedom; and,
  • Promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
Texas UU Justice Ministry

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