Monthly Archives: February 2017

Atlanta Community Food Bank 5K Walk/Run, Sunday, March5

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Join Carol Ann Arvan and Annie Archbold (UUCA members) for the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s 5K Walk/Run (most will walk, but run if you wish) for the benefits of exercise and charity. We are supporting the team “Hot Sauce in the City” that feeds low-income seniors and families in the Old Fourth Ward and works in the same community as Promise the Children.

WHERE:  Hank Aaron Stadium (former Braves) in downtown Atlanta on Sunday, March 5th, with start time at 2PM.

HOW:  You can to REGISTER here (cost/donation of $25), select ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK, and then join the TEAM “Hot Sauce in the City.”

MEET TIME/PLACE: between 1:15 and 1:45pm. When you arrive at the stadium, go into the gigantic MAIN TENT and look for signs designating UUCA & HOT SAUCE, where you will meet up with the team.

If you can’t walk – make a donation to help us raise $2000. The funds are banked at the Food Bank for the group to use to receive protein and fresh vegetables.

Contact Annie Archbold at 470-223-5833 if you have questions.

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Make a Dent in Child Hunger: Support Snack in a Backpack

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February 22, 2017 · 11:16 pm

Be a Witness for Gun Safety, Feb. 22 at the Capitol

The Love & Justice Pledge In Action

– create the world you want children to live in –

 Be a witness for gun safety!

 

UUCA members of MOMS Demand Action invite you to the state capitol on February 22, at 10:00AM.

The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is headed to the State Capitol in Atlanta to urge our legislators to keep guns off Georgia’s college campuses.    Sounds familiar? You’re not wrong — this is the fourth year in a row we’re fighting this bill, and showing up in massive numbers this year is crucial. We are demanding that public safety take priority over the gun lobby’s agenda in our state. The more people from across the state standing up for public safety, the better!

RSVP link: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/5274/signup/

GA Moms Lobby at the Capitol
February 22, 10:00AM to 1:00 p.m.
Room 310 of the Coverdell Office Building

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The Coverdell Legislative Office Building is located at 18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334. After a short training session in the Coverdell building, we will walk across the street to the Capitol.

UUCA contact: Hildegarde Gray. (404) 556-0553,  grayvacher@yahoo.com

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2 Minute Advocacy Ask: Support Georgia’s Juvenile Justice System

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The “Ask”:  
Call members of the House and Senate (listed below) Appropriations Conference Committee and ask them to: 
the ask1. Support raises for Juvenile Court Judges, and 
2. Add funding for 28 public defenders for juvenile court in the FY 2018 budget so that there is true parity with prosecutors in juvenile court.
The Why: 
 
Georgia has set the standard among states for how to protect public safety by reducing recidivism and pursuing better lifelong outcomes for young offenders. 
We need to support experienced and specialized juvenile court judges who work to determine and improve futures for countless children both in situations of abuse and the whyneglect as well as for children who misbehave.
Additionally, the need for dedicated, specialized representation for children in juvenile court is not only developmentally appropriate policy, but with the passage of the new juvenile code in 2013, it is now required by state law. The Georgia Public Defenders Council currently do not receive enough state funds for juvenile defense work, despite being charged by statute with representing all delinquency cases in juvenile court. Such funding is crucial to continue our record of meaningful juvenile justice reform in Georgia.
The Message:  

“Hi – My name is ___________.  Please support the governor’s request for pay raises for judges the messageserving Georgia’s juvenile courts, and also please add funding for juvenile public defenders when the FY 2018 budget comes before you.  Such funding is crucial to continue our record of meaningful juvenile justice reform across the state.  Thank you for your service and for your leadership for the children of Georgia.”
The How:  

Click below to contact House Appropriations Chairman Terry England and Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Hill, and call or email them with the message above.

the how>>> HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS  Chairman Terry England  –   404-463-2247

>>> SENATE APPROPRIATIONS  Chairman Jack Hill  –   404-463-2518
 

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