Dear PA UU Donors to our UUJusticePA Annual Year-End Fundraiser,

YAHOO!! We raised $47,846 for our annual year-end fund drive.

Thank you for your generosity.  I am convinced that PA UUs are the most generous people I know.

We almost reached our budgeted goal of $50,000.  Through monthly donors and new donors, I expect we will reach our goal by the end of 2024.

Your generosity supports our work advocating for justice issues both at the Capital and in our legislators’ local offices.  Through Citizen Advocacy Days in Harrisburg, we are getting to know which of our legislators should be re-elected.  All of our PA House of Representatives and half of the Senate will be on the ballot in November.

As we kick off UUtheVote (March 14), our work to save democracy will be even more focused.  We need to elect legislators who believe in our values. Keep up the good work.

Thank you for your support,
Rev Joan

Justice Teams

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LGBTQIA+ Justice

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Current & Upcoming Events

 

Citizen Advocacy Days Are Coming!

Please see below to learn more/register for various events.

Saturday, April 20: Enviro Justice Day with CRCQL!

Click HERE to learn more!

Monday, April 29: "We Are More" Spring Rally with CADBI

Congregational Actions

 

Award-Winning Film, "Two Lives in Pittsburgh," Screening On March 8

Sunnyhill Church (aka UU Church of the South Hills in Pittsburgh) will be screening the award-winning film Two Lives In Pittsburgh on Friday, March 8. Synopsis: Confronted by his mother's illness and his child's exploration of gender, a traditional blue-collar guy is torn between who he has always been and who his child needs him to be. You may recognize the setting as several key scenes were filmed at Sunnyhill. Screenwriter, director, and star Brian Silverman will be there to lead a conversation after the film, and you may even have the opportunity to meet other members of the cast. This film contains offensive language and mature themes. Doors open at 6:30 pm and film starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit TransYOUniting PGH and Lebo Pride. To reach out to the church with any questions about this event, please email Sunnyhill.

 

 

 

Days after Alabama’s Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children, a third clinic pauses IVF treatment

from CNN

Pennsylvania Needs A Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Development Plan

from PennFuture

Former Planned Parenthood chief is still fighting for abortion access — even while living with brain cancer

Cecile Richards Is Working Through It” – from The Cut

PA Game Commission Defends Hiring Outside Lobbyists

from Spotlight PA

Advocacy In Action

 

"No More Polluting For Free": Using Tax Policy to Create a Pathway To Climate Safety

The tax code, where much of U.S. climate policy is implemented, will likely be the subject of intense policy debate in 2025. To inform that debate, it is important to explore how choices for tax policy can have significant effects on the speed of decarbonization in the United States.

On Tuesday, February 27, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution convened leaders and experts to discuss the future of climate policy through tax reform. The event featured a fireside chat between Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Richard Rubin of the Wall Street Journal.

The event featured Kimberly Clausing (University of California Los Angeles), Wendy Edelberg (Brookings Institution), Shuting Pomerleau (Niskanen Center), James Stock (Harvard University), and Sanjay Patnaik (Brookings Institution).

The event coincided with the release of a Hamilton Project essay on related topics. For updates on the event, viewers can follow @HamiltonProj and join the conversation using #ClimateTax to ask questions or email info@hamiltonproject.org.

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