Saturday, March 11, 2017

Juvenile justice, sanctuary, pipeline & interfaith welcome

Adrienne Little represents CUCC's Social Justice Ministry at Congregations for Social Justice.  She shares these justice opportunities.  Our presence swells the voice of our neighbors.

1 - Support the Raise-the-age bill - HB 280 from the CSJ Criminal Justice Task Force by Adrienne Little
The Criminal Justice Task Force of CSJ discussed HB 280 filed by Rep. Chuck McGrady on March 8. The bill establishes that a 16 year old will be tried as a juvenile and not as an adult. This will be for nonviolent crimes. Violent felons and some drug offenders will still be considered in adult court. North Carolina is one of two states that prosecutes all 16 and 17 year olds as adults with no exceptions.
     Please notify your representative to vote for HB 280.
     Please let your senator know he/she needs to support this legislation.
Click HERE to see the News and Observer story on this topic by Lauren Hirsch.
Raise-the-age bill gains steam in one of the last states to prosecute 16-year-olds as adults

2 - #SanctuaryEverywhere Action from John Shuford
More information here

3 - Follow-Up (from Wed AM) on Atlantic Coast Pipeline from Gary Blank
Here is the link for the EIS multi-part draft for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline:

The EJ parts people should be interested in and examine are Volume 1, section 4.9.9, pages 4-411 to 4-413 and Appendix U, which is located in Volume 3, part 2, pages 92-98.
Upon further examination of the discussion, I am uncertain that a better way exists to conduct the examination.

4 - Muslim Americans: Today's Reality from Joe Burton jburton41@nc.rr.com>
       March 21 at 7:00 PM
       Highland United Methodist Church
       1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh
Learn what it is like to be a Muslim American today.
We will also discuss ways that we as the Peace Community can stand with and support our Muslim brothers and sisters to rise above the atmosphere of hate and fear and bring about understanding.
Speakers:
     Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb, Islamic Association of Raleigh
     Dr. Sameh Mubarak – Pres. of Muslim American Society
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