Justice Coordinating Council

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. 

SEPTEMBER 28

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY!

The League of Women Voters –Houston is partnering with the City of Houston, Harris County Public Libraries, KPRC Channel 2, St. Arnold’s Brewery, Out of the Closet Thrift Shop, the Houston Texans, Univ. of Houston-Downtown, Univ of Houston Law Center, the Houston Astros, and area LWV chapters to host voter registration events that day all across the city.

Don't forget - there is an election this year too!

To be eligible to vote,
applications must be turned in by
Oct. 5.

A list of all LWV-Houston's locations for National Voter Registration Day can be found HERE.Then, click the magnifying glass in the upper right corner. On the left box, enter the creator's email : voter.registration@lwvhouston.org

MarchOn-Womens-March

Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 9 a.m.

We support Women. Wear your yellow t-shirt!

The Houston Women’s March will serve as a peaceful protest of dire current events in Texas, including Senate Bill 8, which is tantamount to an unconstitutional ban on abortion; recently passed voter suppression laws; redistricting measures; discriminatory proposals harming the trans community; the inhumane treatment of immigrants along the border and throughout the state; and attacks on Asian Americans. Our presence needed!

WHERE:
START | Discovery Green
(1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010) 

END | Houston City Hall
(901 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002)

If you choose to march, the distance is .8 mile to City Hall. Find fellow UU’s at the corner of Lamar/Crawford.

Or wait for the march arrival at City Hall at McKinney across from the Houston Public Library.

While an outdoor event, masks are required. Don’t forget water!

JJC LISTENS!

Top Concerns -- A JCC Survey 2021

Climate Action Team to plant Trees

Hold the dates!
November 6 and December 18
Join with the Houston Climate Movement and UU friends to plant trees in city parks.
Sign up via email at info@firstuu.org or if attending services in-person, please feel free to visit us in Channing Hall where Warren and Diane will provide you with more details.

IMMIGRATION RAPID RESPONSE

Our congregation upholds the worth and dignity of all immigrants, as well as their right to safety and compassion.  First Church volunteers provide rapid-response assistance to newly-arrived asylum seekers and other immigrants in Houston. This help may include transportation to/ from bus terminals, food, clothing, hygiene supplies, short-term housing (<72 hours), and referrals to other agencies.

The Houston metropolitan area is home to more than 1.6 million immigrants and 70,000 refugees- one of the highest concentrations in the United States. In addition to those who are Houston residents, our city also serves as a through-point for immigrants making their way from our southern border to elsewhere in the US. 

Training is provided for those who would like to volunteer. Multilingual skills are a plus but not necessary. If you would like to learn more, please contact immigration@firstuu.org.

LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER!

The JCC is creating even more opportunities to join the Summer of Action! Join our social justice action team by emailing justicecoordinatingcouncil@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

Learn how you can become involved in an issue you’re passionate about here: https://www.uua.org/action

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