May Newsletter

Osiris Nunez - Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida



To list events and initiatives in the June newsletter, please email the information to by May 20th. Be sure to include date, time and location—and attach a flyer if you have one.  We will publish toward end the month.

Items for the UUJF calendar will be posted soon after they are received. Click this link for the UUJF calendar.

UU Justice Florida’s 2018 Florida Legislative Session Report

Gov. Scott signed 193 bills including 3 opposed by supporters of UUJF (Permanent funding of bogus pregnancy support service clinics,  Florida DEP to assume EPA permitting functions and the Education Omnibus bill which authorized more ways for charter schools to be funded and gave minor support to public schools).  He vetoed HB1149 that would have allowed the pumping of treated water into Florida’s aquifer. Almost all of the bills UUJF supported died in committee.

There will be 13 Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot. Two were chosen via citizen petition, 3 by Legislative action and 8 by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (FCRC). The Voting Rights Amendment (Amendment 4) resulted from a citizen petition. Expect to read more before the November vote.


Repeal Stand Your Ground Conference

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9 am to 4 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale

Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward presents a full day conference on the impact of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. 

The event is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Black Lives Matter

Click here for more information or to register for a ZOOM video link or tickets to participate in person.

Hands Across the Sand - May 19, 2018

The Sierra Club is again sponsoring Hands Across the Sand events around the state to call awareness for actions to call attention to the consequences of Climate Change and ways to combat it. Click here for a complete listing and details for the closest event near you including these following locations.

Panhandle beaches, Jacksonville waterfront, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, Tampa area beaches and South Florida beaches


Great Decisions: Monday, May 21, 2018

The topic for discussion will be "Media and Foreign Policy”.

UUJF Climate Resilience Ministry

Get Involved: Do Outreach in Your community  re: Climate Resiliency

The ReAct Tool Kit was developed to support neighborhood outreach on Health and Climate in underserved communities.

Boca Raton and Delray Beach have each participated in the Rising Together: Temperature, Water, Health and Strength outreach campaigns. Other communities in Florida have begun the process.

The ReACT Tool Kit website offers resources so grassroots groups can understand the links between health and climate and offers tools to survey the community and present facts to public officials.

Jan Booher, is the director of the UUJF Climate Resilience ministry.

Contact Jan to share your community’s efforts or to start your own.

Click here to sign up for Take Action to Influence Policy

Vote Yes on Amendment 4

Floridians believe in Second Chances — we need to make sure Florida law does too.

1.4 million people in Florida are permanently excluded from voting because of a prior felony conviction. Florida is one of only four states with a lifetime ban on voting.

Now is the time to return the eligibility to vote to Floridians who have served their time and paid their debts. These are our family members, friends, and neighbors who have earned the opportunity to participate in and give back to their communities.  Click here more information.

Sign up to host a Call Party on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 1-4 pm.

If you cannot make May 23, click here to phone bank mid-week, Mon-Thurs, 6-8 pm.


The UU Justice Florida Action Network and the Second Chances Florida campaign thank you for your support.

SAVE the DATE: June 29 and June 30:

Fourth Annual Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Network Assembly


Collaborating for a Healthy Environment and Climate Resiliency

Orlando, Florida

Friday: Relationship Building for Collective Action

Saturday: Stories of health and resiliency in Florida communities.


Climate Justice Begins with You and Me

From Sustainability to Climate Justice Conference, May 20-25, 2018

At The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, Highlands, NC.

Click here for program information and registration info or e-mail B. Cree at

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