Feb 13: NMD Fundraiser
No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes is excited to announce that critically acclaimed author, Luis Alberto Urrea, is once again coming to Tucson to host a fundraiser to support our work.
Mr. Urrea is the author of TheDevil's Highway and 16 other books, which reflect his cross-cultural experiences as a Mexican-American. Born in Tijuana, Mexico to an American mother and a Mexican father, Urrea is best known as a "border writer."
The event will take place at the El Casino Ballroom, 427 E 26th Street, on Thursday, February 13th, 2020. A reception with the author at 5:30 p.m. precedes the main program, which will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are currently available at NOMOREDEATHS.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM at two levels: reception and program ($60) or for the program alone ($40).
Feb 17: UU Day at the Legislature
UU Day at the Legislature is on President's Day, Monday, February 17th 2020. For many years, this is a day where UUs from around the state have come to the Capitol to meet in person with their state representatives and state senators. If you are planning to attend, sign up here.
We asked for and received lots of helpful feedback from UUs that have participated year after year. Some of the biggest themes we heard you say:
*9am-3pm is too long of an event.
*Youth participation relies on the holiday schedule.
*It's frustrating when your reps/senators won't meet.
*For some of you it's far to travel, and you didn't find much to do while waiting for your appointment.
*Others said they regretted missing mini-workshops when they had their appointments at the same time.
*You appreciate the Legislative Alert from Anne so you know what's happening at the Capitol.
*You've been more active on RTS, writing, emailing, and calling your legislators than in years past (hooray!), but you do still like to meet in person, especially if you live locally to Phoenix.
In hearing this feedback, and thinking about our capacity as UUJAZ, and where you've asked us to best devote our energy, we decided that this year's UU DATL will continue to focus on appointments with your legislators. We will not be encouraging folks to stay for an entire day of programming. We are asking folks who are "captains" in your districts to schedule their appointments between 11-1. We will gather for an update on the UU values in the legislature around 10. More details will be sent to those who sign up using the form as we get closer.