Justice Coordinating Council

VOLUNTEER!

The Justice Coordinating Council thrives by the efforts of volunteers who research, plan and advocate on the issues facing our community. Join one of the in-person or virtual events listed below to learn more!

A MIDTERM ELECTION LIKE NO OTHER

Defend Democracy at First UU Church

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives."
                                          — Audre Lorde

With UU the Vote 2022, we’re organizing on the state and local levels to fight for fair elections, advance voting rights, protect abortion access, and resist the targeting and criminalization of LGBTQ+ & people of color communities. Join the Houston area UUtheVote campaign by email to votingjustice@firstuu.org, or sign up in Channing Hall.  Visit our special UU the Vote webpage - coming soon - to find your action to take for democracy!

Work on other UUtheVote events across the country. Register here!  Pledge to #VoteLove

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE


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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.

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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The JCC is creating even more opportunities to join our social justice action team.
Email us at: firstuujusticecouncil@firstuu.org

The Unitarian Universalist Association supports our Social Justice efforts, and those of our congregations and fellowships across the country. Read more about those efforts here: https://www.uua.org/justice

Read about our organizations committed to our Social Justice efforts:
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee https://www.uusc.org
Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice https://uucsj.org

OUR MISSION

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.