Escalating Inequality involves not only economic injustice, but mass incarceration, injustice to immigrants, unequal treatment of black and brown members of our communities, voter suppression, and attacks on women's rights, workers' rights and the rights of the LGBTQ community.

The Women's March on Washington January 21, 2017 and Sister Marches in cities all over the country will be powerful non-violent displays of support by hundreds of thousands of people that women's rights are human rights, regardless of a woman's ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.

"Escalating Inequality" is the Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI) for 2014-2018, now in its last two years of work.  See detailed information, resources and comprehensive study guide here:   http://www.uua.org/economic/escalatinginequality

and the deadline of February 1, 2017 for comment on the Statement of Conscience here: 

http://www.uua.org/statements/current


 
The new Congregational Study Action Issue for 2016-2020, The Corruption of Our Democracy, will affect issues of Inequality as well as issues related to Climate Change and Justice for All.

See the new CSAI here:  https://www.uua.org/statements/current/corruption-of-our-democracy/2016-2020-csai

and the Study Action Guide released November 17, 2016 here:
https://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/files/csai_democracy_study_guide_2016.pdf.pdf

UU congregations nationwide are encouraged to implement the study guide in the most effective way for their congregation.

Together we can make a difference!


To quote the UUA website:


"Challenging extreme inequality is a moral imperative. The escalation of inequality undergirds so many injustices which our faith movement is committed to addressing: from economic injustice to mass incarceration; from migrant injustice to climate change; from sexual and gender injustice to attacks on voting rights. This Study Guide provides Unitarian Universalist congregations with materials and guidance for beginning or deepening their exploration of economic justice, helping to navigate this complex and inspiring subject with many ways to engage at personal, congregational, local, state, national, and global levels."

Here are some actions to work on in Florida:

Fight for a living wage

Equal pay for women

Health care for women

Fairness in Employment Act

Promote quality education

Attract high paying jobs in medicine, sustainable energy equipment and power generation, rebuild crumbling infrastructure, green building conversions and construction, space exploration ...

Provide mentoring programs for youth 

Address homelessness, mental health issues, child and spousal abuse, dysfunctional and single parent families