BALLOT INITIATIVES

We are collecting signatures for three initiatives during Social Hour!

Raise Up Massachusetts.

Help to get Fight for $15 and Paid Family and Medical Leave on the ballot for 2018!
Increasing the minimum wage to $15 by 2022 would raise the wages of roughly one million workers, close to a third of the state’s workforce. More than 90% of workers who would be affected are over 20 years old, and nearly 60% are women. Workers who are paid low wages include highly skilled professions, like nursing assistants, childcare providers, teacher aides, and paramedics
Emergencies arise for all of us at some point, but 87% of workers in New England lack access to paid leave. In Massachusetts, 1.2 million workers risk losing their jobs if they take time off work to take care of a family medical emergency or to care for a new child.

 

Citizens United

with the 28th Amendment

Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to Establishing a Citizens Commission Concerning a Constitutional Amendment to Secure Government of the People. This Act shall be known as the Citizens Commission Concerning a Constitutional Amendment for Government of the People Act.

The 28th Amendment Campaign

The 28th Amendment affirms that We the People – not big money, not unions, not corporations – govern the United States.
The strongest consensus language for the Amendment* will secure:

 

  • Rights for human beings over privileges for global corporations and special interests
  • Fair and free elections for ALL Americans
  • Rights of all Americans to equal participation and representation

 

  (More about American Promise here: http://www.americanpromise.net/). 

 

October 21 there will be a Habitat for Humanity Build

We are invited to join a Habitat project that is refurbishing one of two houses in Northboro on October 21. No prior construction experience is required.

We will try to cover two shifts, 8-12 and 1-4, with a break for a community lunch.  You can do either or both shifts.

The Westborough congregation organized this event  We hope to also meet some folks from Grafton/Upton. Contact Linda Clark to participate.

 

Ongoing Issues: Environment Justice, Women’s Rights, Workers Rights, Prison Reform and Against Gun Violence witness events are ongoing. Follow UU Mass Action on Facebook or http://www.uumassaction.org/  for great opportunities.Environment Justice, Women’s Rights, Workers Rights, Prison Reform and Against Gun Violence witness events are ongoing. Follow UU Mass Action on Facebook for great opportunities.

Please sign the Declaration of Conscience on the UU Service Committee website! 

This is something you can do right now! I you haven’t already. You can sign as an individual. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to make this Declaration as a congregation? Let’s talk about it. http://www.uusc.org

2017 SOULAR JAZZ FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 10, 2017

First Parish Northboro ~ A Day of Sun and Music http://soularjazzfest.com/  GRINGO KINGS: https://youtu.be/wvOTZNni4ks