Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network
UUPLAN serves over 6,000 Unitarian Universalists within 40 congregations throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
MEMBER TESTIFIES BEFORE PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL
Hiro Nishikawa, a member of the Main Line Unitarian Church, spoke last week in favor of City Council's resolution urging Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform. He recalled his family's immigrant past and reflected on the arrival of immigrants boosting cities. For his full text, click here.
Pictured above is Hiro Nishikawa, a key leader on UUPLAN's immigration justice team and a board member on the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.
Our Campaign to Stop Payday Lending in Pennsylvania:
Our Letters to Senators are Needed Now!
The UUPLAN Economic Justice/Basic Human Needs Team has been working hard along with our allies to oppose the legalization of Payday Lending in PA. Simply put, we are opposing a measure that opens up new ways to exploit the working poor throughout Pennsylvania. (For more information, go here.
Personal letters or our form letter will be most effective if mailed between now and February 17th.
While ALL senators need to hear from us, the following senators are critical because of their role on the Senate committee considering this misguided measure:
John H. Eichelberger, Joseph Scarnati, Mike Brubaker, Jake Corman, John Rafferty, Patricia Vance, Kim Ward, Michael Stack, Lisa M. Boscola, James Brewster, Lawrence Farnese, and Anthony Williams.
Our teams have been busy, as have our congregations, in the last month as we get details on new pushes for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and ethical eating. And there is a great calendar of events to keep you informed!
To see and use our updated brochure, click below:
At its March meeting the UUPLAN Board re-organized by electing Virginia Kirk and Rev. Sandra Fees as Co-Chairs. Their election followed the resignation of Rev. Peter Newport as President. Rev. Newport is on sabbatical and requested time to…Continue
The Environmental Justice Task Force is sponsoring two workshops with Clean Water Action in April and May in our congregation in Athens, PA.
Oppose: Abortion Exchange Ban Bills
Support: Health Amendment to the Abortion Exchange Ban Bill
Our UUPLAN’s Reproductive Justice Team has been closely watching Harrisburg and is urging UUs throughout PA…Continue
Here’s what I jotted down at the budget session at the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit on 3/2/13:
Mike Wood, Research Director, PA Budget and Policy Center: