What Can I Do To Help?
Sunday Offering to support COVID-19 Response Fund
Give to our Sunday Offering to support four local organizations, Food Lifeline, Washington Kids in Transition, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, and Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN). You can read more about each of them here.
Two ways to give to EUUC (including the Sunday Offering:
- Click on this link and you will be brought to a donate site: https://euuc.breezechms.com/
- Text to give at this number: 425-333-2229. Simply key in that number to your phone, and respond to the prompts to enter the amount you would like to donate. The gift will default to EUUC’s general operations fund unless you add CAUSE if you would like it to go to the Sunday Offering, MDF if you would like it to go to the Ministers’ Discretionary Fund or SJ if you would like it to go to our Social Justice Fund.
EUUC’s Social Justice Council has been adding action items to the This Week at EUUC newsletter every week, in order to help point people towards good activities or causes to engage with.
The running list of action items includes:
From Your Racial Justice Committee
Actions for this week (June 29 – July 5):
Come join the daily protests at 100th Ave. SW and Hwy 104 in Edmonds from 12 to 1 p.m. Bring your signs and a mask.
Postponed: The Edmonds for Black Lives Rally for Freedom formerly scheduled for July 3 has been postponed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Watch Eddie Glaude Jr. and Cornel West discuss James Baldwin’s America on July 1 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT.
Listen to this podcast, which challenges what white people must do beyond protesting.
UUA General Assembly highlighted issues impacting indigenous people, notably the Mashpee Wampaoag, on whose land the General Assembly was to have been held. Learn about their current battle with the federal government, then write your members of Congress urging them to support HR 312.
Learn what to say rather than “I am not a racist.”
Donate to NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Climate Justice is Racial Justice is Economic Justice – Learn More to See What You Might Do
Current events are making visible the intersections of the justice issues that EUUC committees and members work on. It is overwhelming, but also energizing to be part of this uprising and awakening! Where do your interests lie? From time to time the Social Justice Council will publish links to help you explore these intersections. Let us know what you think! Today, we offer two short articles.
- “Why Every Environmentalist Should be Anti-Racist” is written by a young Black woman, who explains how economic and racial disparities lead to health and environmental injustice.
- “Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most” explains how high temperatures and air pollution are affecting women of color and their babies.
Undocumented immigrants and their families were completely excluded from the $2 trillion relief package Congress passed last month and are not eligible for unemployment insurance, even though providing economic stability to all workers is essential to ending this public health crisis. Contact your legislators and Governor Inslee for immediate action to provide emergency relief to undocumented families by:
- Creating a Washington Worker Relief Fund that provides economic assistance to undocumented Washingtonians
- Creating a permanent system that gives undocumented immigrants access to unemployment insurance
The Faith Action Network provides an email to your legislators, which you can copy to email Governor Inslee.
Learn how to make pressed flowers! Put them on cards to send to your friends and relatives who you cannot visit nowadays, or other people you want to support. You might also want to try these easy pressed flower tattoos, starting with something simple!
As conversation begins for the 4th federal relief package, we need your voice to urge your members of Congress to prioritize funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Ask that they ensure the SNAP program is strengthened to address food insecurity and hunger due to COVID-19, by including these four things:
- Increase the maximum SNAP benefit by 15%
- Increase the minimum SNAP benefit from $16 to $30
- Suspend the Administration’s rule changes that would terminate or cut benefits
- Temporarily suspend the SNAP rule requiring eligible students to work 20 hours per week to receive benefits. (added 5/5/2020)
Create Smiles by Painting Rocks
Paint small rocks with fun pictures and caring words. Place the rocks in places in your community for people to see and take home.