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Clergy or Faith Leaders!
Offer Your Support for Same Sex Marriage
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Your faith statement on the right of same sex couples to marry could become a valuable witness if offered publicly in advance of Judge Bernard Friedman's federal court hearings challenging MIchigan's ban on same sex marriage. Hearings are scheduled to start February 25, 2014. MUUSJN is coordinating with Inclusive Justice, the interfaith LGBT welcoming and advocacy group, and is ready to work with other allies on this project.
MUUSJN is proud to be working with a broad coalition of organizations on a "Raise Michigan" campaign to raise Michigan's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour by 2017 by a citizen ballot initiative. The campaign must collect 258,000 valid signatures on petitions by May 23, 2014. Other benefits of this petition drive will be to raise the minimum wage of tipped workers (e.g., the people who serve us in restaurants) to $10.10/hour and to automatically raise minimum wages to keep up with inflation.
The Network is challenging UU congregation activists and other faith and community groups to form volunteer minimum wage teams. MUUSJN will support you in these volunteer efforts! For more information and to request petitions and instructions, email Randy Block at email@example.com
or call 248-549-5170.
Recently, the UU Service Committee informed MUUSJN that it was willing to award MUUSJN a $2,000 to support this campaign. In December, the Network was awarded a $6,000 challenge grant from the UU Funding Program to launch a statewide campaign to raise the minimum wage. The challenge grant will match every contribution up to $6,000 to support this project.
Please consider making a generous contribution to MUUSJN's work through PayPal (see left side of this page) or by writing a check to: MidAmerica Region - UUA (put MUUSJN in memo line) and mailing the check to: MUUSJN, 4220 Arlington Dr., Royal Oak, Michigan 48073.