The UU Social Action group initially loaned $25 to 8 different entrepreneurs back in 2008 on Kiva, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Since then, we have made 92 loans to 38 countries which equates to $2300 overall with our initial contribution.
One of our recent loans was to Maram. She is 27 & lives with her husband (a builder) and three young children in the village of Jebal Muhaber, in east Jerusalem. She has been selling infants’ clothing from her house, but now wishes to set up shop, and to expand the range of baby and toddler clothes and accessories that she can offer.
Environmental leaders cheer as NJ Legislative votes to pass Single-use Waste Ban Bill Legislation. It is now the strongest in the country.
Assembly passes Public Health Emergency Credit Legislation to release people nearing end of prison sentences. The Bill now goes to the Governor’s desk.
Thanks to all who responded to the Action Alert! A resolution creating a commission to study sexual assault, misconduct and harassment by staff against inmates in state correctional facilities was signed into law on Sept 14th. The resolution, SJR-79/AJR-167, is sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein and Senator Nia Gill.
New Jersey state legislature passed landmark environmental justice legislation (S232/A2212) that seeks to promote environmental justice by ensuring that low-income communities of color are not burdened with unfair shares of pollution.
The NJ Remembrance Coalition for Social Justice is pleased to announce that our proposal for Soil Collection and an Historical Marker for Samuel Johnson has been approved by the Equal Justice Initiative. We will now be working directly with EJI to educate the public and complete the project.
Thank you to all the congregants who have helped out Fulfill, Lunch Break and Casa Freehold!