UU Voices for Justice Names Legislative Priorities for 2014
At its annual conference at the University Unitarian Church in Seattle, UU Voices for Justice, the legislative ministry that supports UUs in maintaining a regular and effective UU voice in state lawmaking, selected its priorities for the coming year. Those priorities are:
- Environmental Issues, including climate change and the carbon tax.
- Economic Justice, including a state income tax, guarding the safety net, and making tax exemptions accountable
- Immigration Justice, including the Trust Act and public witness at the Northwest Detention Center
- Criminal Justice, including Initiative 594 (universal background checks) and the ending the death penalty
The legislative session begins January 13. Join us in bringing our values into the public square. Sign up to get weekly alerts and background information to speak with your legislators at http://www.uuvoiceswa.org/