FW: Act for climate justice-from UUSC
From: MADELINE SIMON (madeline-mplsmsn.com)
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:41:41 -0700 (PDT)
1. Did you get this?
2. Would you like to make this a MAP Action?  Either as a suggestion to other 
organizations to act, or as an FUS action itself?



Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:30:02 -0500
From: mobilization [at] uusc.org
To: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com
Subject: Act for climate justice

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Dear Madeline,

Join us next month in taking action to support climate justice! Attend the 
Climate March in New York City on September 21 or find, support,
or organize a related event in your area.

Climate change poses a threat to human rights in the United States and around
the world. From women’s empowerment to disaster recovery, from access to clean
water to food sustainability, efforts to improve human rights are already being
strained by climate change. 

Many communities whose rights are already at risk — including low-income
people, women, indigenous people, and people of color — often experience the
greatest negative impacts of global warming and related processes like fossil
fuel extraction. 

As a human rights organization committed to working with marginalized people
around the world, UUSC is deeply engaged in supporting communities responding
to these global threats. 

We invite you to join us in whatever
way you can. In September, timed to coincide with the United Nations
Climate Summit, there will be a mass mobilization in support of climate
justice. Here’s how you can participate:

you are in the New York area (or can reach New York via sustainable modes of
transportation): Participate in the People’s Climate March on September 21.
This may be the largest climate march in history, with an estimated one million
people gathering in New York City. There are many events scheduled for the
weekend, including a Saturday night interfaith worship service hosted by young
adults and open to all, a massive interfaith service on Sunday morning before
the march, and a gathering directly following the march at Community Church of
New York, UU. RSVP for
the march now!

If you are
not traveling to New York: Organize a local solidarity action or contribute
to one that is already being planned. Be part of a demonstration, an
educational activity, a letter-writing event, or any other gathering calling
for effective global action to advance climate justice. In finding or planning
local activities, consider how you can support communities in your own area
that are most affected by the climate crisis and are leading efforts to respond.
Learn more about participating in
local action. 


Bill Schulz
President and CEO
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

PS. The People’s Climate March is also the kickoff of Commit2Respond! A movement
of supporters taking action for climate justice, Commit2Respond is a 
collaboration of the
Unitarian Universalist Association, UUSC, the Unitarian Universalist College of
Social Justice, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, Unitarian
Universalist Ministry for Earth, and others. 


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