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Protect Reproductive Rights

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HF1/SF1, the Protect Reproductive Options Act, also known as the PRO Act, would codify every individual’s right in Minnesota to make their own decisions about their reproductive health, including the right to end a pregnancy via abortion if they choose. We must pass the PRO Act to strengthen these protections and codify the right to reproductive freedom so that it… Read More »Protect Reproductive Rights

Protect Our Water

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Increasingly, Minnesota is being asked to turn control of our water supply to large corporations that seek to develop mining operations that would impact the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior or to draw heavily from our aquifer to fill bottles of water that would be shipped and sold across our nation. Yet our state has no comprehensive water study that… Read More »Protect Our Water

Religious Congregation Decides to Leave Abortion Rights Lawsuit After Appellate Court Delays Case

Dismissal of congregations’ claims will allow the case to resume; congregation prioritized expediency in light of national abortion access crisis  05.24.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) Last week,  the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (FUS) asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to resume proceedings and allow the congregation to withdraw from Doe v Minnesota, the ongoing legal challenge to laws restricting access to… Read More »Religious Congregation Decides to Leave Abortion Rights Lawsuit After Appellate Court Delays Case

Our Goal: Good Trouble

With a tradition of activism in our democratic society, FUS will be joining the national UUtheVote campaign to become a Good Trouble Congregation.  We hope that everyone will get engaged ASAP in activities to VOTE LOVE, and DEFEAT HATE by encouraging citizens to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. We know there is much at stake, and we need broad participation.… Read More »Our Goal: Good Trouble

Some Post-Roe What Ifs

May 3, 2022 – Rev. Kelli Clement There’s no doubt that the leaked draft of the SCOTUS opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson case is bad in all the ways: it purports not just to gut Roe but to overturn Roe and Casey. Fifty years of settled case law, and the ability to have agency over our most intimate and… Read More »Some Post-Roe What Ifs

MN Lobby Days 2022

We are committed to making a more just and compassionate world. Join FUS and the wider community of activists as we engage with our MN senators and representatives. These Lobby Days with our partners are scheduled for the Spring 2022 session of the MN legislature. Homeless Days on the Hill Virtual, Wednesday, March 9 – Friday, March 11. Energy is… Read More »MN Lobby Days 2022