The Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance brings together UUs and UU congregations to work collectively for social change based on our religious imperative to create a just, sustainable, and peaceful world. We are following in the foot steps of dedicated and visionary UUs like Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Pete Seeger, Margaret Sanger and many others who dedicated themselves to improving life for all people.Our goals are to:
The Prairie Star District is MUUSJA's fiscal sponsor, and we are funded in part by a generous grant from the UU Funding Program's Fund for a Just Society. Your memberships and individual gifts, as well as donations from UU congregations, provide our most significant funding.
MUUSJA Partner HIRE Minnesota
HIRE Minnesota works to ensure that public and private investments create jobs that lift people out of poverty and reduce racial disparities. MUUSJA is an active member of the Core Team of HIRE Minnesota. Check out HIRE's web site.
UUs Out For Marriage Equality
MUUSJA supports committed, loving couples regardless of gender. We opposed and worked tirelessly to stop our state from enshrining discrimination into our state's founding document. Now we lovingly and eagerly take up the work for the freedom for all loving coupes to be able to marry in Minnesota!
MUUSJA's working group, UUs Out for Marriage Equality (UUO4ME) next meeting: Sunday, June 2nd, 6:00-7:30 pm at First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S, Minneapolis, or via conference call. Please e-mail us for an agenda and call-in instructions. We are working for the freedom to marry for all loving Minnesota couples!
Marriage Bill News:
Faith Vigil - 7pm Wednesday May 8th - Christ Lutheran on Capitol Hill, St. Paul
House floor debate and bill vote - *noon* Thursday May 9th - MN Capitol, House chamber
Senate floor debate and bill vote - Monday May 13, time t.b.a. - stay tuned!
Contact your legislators today and urge them to support SF925 in the Minnesota State Senate and HF1054 in the Minnesota State House! Floor votes may occur any time after April 20. The 2012 legislative session ends on or before May 20th.
On February 28, 2013, legislation was introduced to change Minnesota state law and ensure that same-sex couples are no longer prohibited from having the freedom to marry. This historic and bipartisan legislation ensures that same-sex couples are treated equally under the law, and also protects important religious freedoms to ensure that no church, religious association or clergy member is ever forced to violate their deeply held religious convictions.
Thank you to everyone who helped defeat the unnecessary Photo ID amendment here in Minnesota. We are so proud of our UU Voting Rights community!