Feb 25 – Indivisible Meeting in Palmer Library

If you remain upset about the recent election results and are interested in taking action, please join our Indivisible Group at its next meeting on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 pm in Palmer Library. Our group utilizes the elected official engagement template outlined in the Indivisible Guide (www.indivisibleguide.com) to promote our UU values of using the democratic process to foster equality, diversity and social justice. If you’d like to get involved with our group prior to the next meeting and/or have questions, please e-mail Karen Reimus at reimus1@aol.com.

Write Letters Asking Congressman Darell Issa to Join the Bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus

UUFSD Social Justice Action, in partnership with the Citizens Climate Lobby, will hold a letter signing campaign requesting that Congressman Darell Issa join the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives. Membership will be kept even between Democrats and Republicans.

The Caucus explores policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. The Caucus educates members of the House of Representatives on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and protect our nation’s economy, security, infrastructure, agriculture, water supply and public safety.”

Please pass by the SJA table in the Core Area between services and after the second service to sign letters. Additional information on the Climate Solutions Caucus will be available at the table.

March 2 – Food Bank Volunteer Night!

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Service is our Prayer in ACTION! The Food Bank Volunteer Night is always from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, and great camaraderie. In December we bagged over 8,000 pounds of apples that were given to those in need the very next day. We did the work in just 2 hours!

March 2 – Food Bank Volunteer Night! This is a wonderful way to help those in need, to put SERVICE IS OUR PRYER in ACTION and to strengthen our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes more than 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families, and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help! PLUS it’s fun!

For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara @ saraohara.com

Going to a Protest? Make a Sign during the Gathering Hour

Social Justice Action (SJA) will be hosting a sign-making table in the Core Area during Gathering Hour for the next few Sundays.

There are a lot of local protests coming up, including every Tuesday at 10 am at Congressman Issa’s office in Vista; Saturday, Feb. 18 March in Solidarity with Immigrants at 11 am at 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego (with a sister march in Vista); Saturday, March 25 Rally at the Border at 3 pm at San Ysidro; Saturday, April 22 Scientists March and Earth Day March in San Diego, Washington, and beyond; and Saturday, April 29 Climate Action March.

Stop by the Make a Protest Sign table in the Core Area to make your own sign for any march you plan to attend. We’ve got poster-board, markers, glitter-glue, and sticker-letters. Bring your own ideas to express yourself.

February Food Bank Report

This month we bagged over 8,500 pounds of veggies that went to local people who need just a bit extra. So proud of this group who put Service is our Prayer IN ACTION each month!

Contact Sara@SaraOhara.com if you’d like to help sometime. It’s always the 1st Thursday of each month, from 6:00 – 8:00, and anyone over 10 years of age can help!

Pass by the Social Justice Action Table and Support SB54

CALIFORNIA VALUES ACT SB 54

It is incredibly important that we stand in support of all immigrant communities–now more than ever given the national political climate. The California Values Act will uphold our core values of equal treatment, community, family unity, and common humanity, and send a powerful message of inclusion across the nation.

The California Values Act will do the following:

  1. State and local law enforcement agencies and school police and security departments will not engage in immigration enforcement. No state or local resources will be used to investigate, detain, detect, report, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes.
  2. State and local resources will not be used to facilitate the creation of a national registry based on religion or other protected characteristics
  3. State agencies will review their confidentiality policies in order to ensure that eligible individuals are not deterred from seeking services or engaging with state agencies. State agencies shall not collect or share information from individuals unless necessary to perform agency duties.
  4. California schools, hospitals, and courthouses will remain safe and accessible to all California residents, regardless of immigration status. Each shall establish and make public policies that limit immigration enforcement on their premises to the fullest extent possible consistent with federal and state law.

PLEASE PASS BY THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TABLE ON SUNDAYS AND SUPPORT SB54

Sat Feb 4 Post-Election Indivisible Group Forming

If you are upset about the recent election results and interested in taking action, please come to an Indivisible Group formation meeting on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 am in Palmer Library. Let’s utilize the democratic process to promote our UU values of equality, diversity and social justice.

Please review the Indivisible Guide at www.indivisibleguide.com prior to the meeting, if possible. E-mail Karen Reimus at reimus1@aol.com with any questions.

UUFSD Petition in Support of the Lakota People Law Project

Standing on the Side of Love – We talked the Talk – Are We Ready to Walk the Walk

Our petition asks that President Trump

  1. Ensure that the full environmental review process—for the entire pipeline—is completed in an inclusive and transparent manner; and
  2. Deny a permit for the pipeline in ANY area that will pose a threat to the water of the Native people of Standing Rock or any of the millions of people downstream from where the pipeline may pass.

Please pass by the Environmental Justice table in the core area, on Sundays, January 29, February 5 and February 12 and sign our petition. In addition to President Trump, copies of the petition will be sent to our Members of Congress

Order Now “Standing on the Side of Love” T-Shirts

Through February 5th, Patricia Cofré-Ston will be taking prepaid orders for “Standing on the side of Love” t-shirts.
Please make checks payable to UUFSD. Cost per t-shirt is $12.

The goal is to have the printed t-shirts available for distribution during the last week of February. With each purchase you are supporting a community in Tijuana.

Please contact Patricia Cofré-Stone if you have any questions at pcofrestone@gmail.com or (858)731-6454

Feb 2 – Food Bank Volunteer Night!

Service is our Prayer in ACTION! The Food Bank Volunteer Night is always from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, and great camaraderie. In December we bagged over 8,000 pounds of apples that were given to those in need the very next day. We did the work in just 2 hours!

Food Bank Volunteer Night is a wonderful way to help those in need and strengthen our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes more than 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families, and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help!

For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com