Category Archives: Social Action News

Here are resources and news related to Social Action.  Get additional ideas from the National UMW Social Action resources.

June 22: UMW Climate Justice Federal Legislative Day

As a follow up to our very successful National UMW climate justice federal legislative day in April, please register and join United Methodist Women from across the nation for a second legislative and call-in day that will take place June 22.  Congress is currently working on infrastructure legislation, and we want Congress to hear that women of faith are urging them to advance infrastructure legislation that accelerates the transition to renewable energy with equitable and just policies. 

A pre-briefing and training session will be held on June 21, 1-3PM PT (4-6PM ET), and will include a review of climate justice and energy and transportation issues, training on how to conduct a virtual Senate meeting, and time to plan your legislative visits with others in your state. 

People from all states are encouraged to call their Congressional representatives at any time on June 22, 2021. You can use this link, which provides a script and will connect you directly to your elected officials. 

 

Speaking Out Against Anti Asian-American Hate Crime

by Katherine Kim

Signs saying Stop Asian Hate and Asian Lives MatterWe are proud Asian Americans.

Anti Asian hate crime is not new. It has 150 years of discrimination history, including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (repealed in 1943), and Japanese internment during WWII.

Hate crime against Asian Americans has gotten worse since the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump didn’t help by calling it terms such as “China Virus,” “Kung Fu virus,” etc.  The California State University reported that hate crimes against Asians has increased by 150% in 2020, and Stop AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) Hate has received reports of 3,795 hate crime incidents since the beginning of the pandemic.  58% of Asian Americans believed that racist views have increased during the pandemic. Continue reading

Tell Congress to support climate and clean energy investments

Send email letter to CongressAs United Methodist Women leaders, clergy and faith leaders, please join us in signing a letter to Congress calling for a bold economic recovery and infrastructure package that addresses the climate crisis, advances climate justice, protects public health and creates family and community sustaining jobs.

As we move from COVID relief to economic recovery, this moment offers an opportunity to invest in a just energy future while addressing the injustices of the past by: Continue reading

June 12, 2021: Care First, Jails Last

Logo for showing up for racial justice

Presentation by SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice, South Bay chapter (at Sacred Heart).

Show up for racial justice! Join El Camino Real District United Methodist Women in a social action event that gives historical and social context to today’s decarceration movement and the Care First, Jails Last campaign directed toward Santa Clara County jails.  Learn what you can do to help!

Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:00am – Noon PDT

Register here for event

Helpful information