FIA News

Oct 2019
Faith in Action News:

Voting Solutions for All People in LA County

On Monday, October 7, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the UUSM Sanctuary, a speaker from the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office will present information on the new countywide voting system, Voting Solutions for All People. This is a pilot program for Los Angeles County for the 2020 March primary and November general elections. Voters will be able to mark and cast their ballot at any vote center throughout the county, so voters will no longer be limited to voting at an assigned polling place. And voting will be available for an extended election period of 11 days, so voters will also no longer be limited to voting on one particular day. If you are in the area, we hope you can attend. Street parking only and please READ THE SIGNS. For more information on the event, contact Cathy Gentile…or go to for more about the new voting system.

UUSM Youth and Adults Clean Up Day 2019 at Ballona Creek

UUSM youth and adults joined Heal The Bay’s Coastal Clean Up Day 2019 on Sunday, September 21. It was one of many events strategically planned around the Global Climate Strike. Our site was the Ballona Creek Bike Path behind Syd Kronenthal Park. This vital waterway feeds into the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve and empties into Santa Monica Bay. We found some trash and lots of fun along the way—ensuring that our youth are activated and empowered to care for our beautiful planet.

UUSM Strikes for Climate Justice

Youth-led Climate strikeMembers of UUSM’s Faith In Action and Green Living committees walked along with UUSM youth in the September 20 Youth Climate Strike in Downtown Los Angeles. Traveling by Metro, bicycle, and hybrid car, UUSM marchers joined friends from Climate Action Santa Monica and UU of SCV at the rendezvous. We then joined a sea of young climate strikers, along with millions of activists around the world. Signs included: “Time is running out,”  “Sea levels are rising and so are we,” “You will die of old age, your children will die of climate change.” Two favorites:  “Global warming is sooo uncool” and “Save the only planet with pizza!”
After marching uphill and down in a seemingly random path possibly designed to completely disrupt downtown traffic, marchers converged at the shady southern lawn of City Hall. It was a sea of bodies and signs joined in a single voice for climate justice.
Alison Kendall
Chair, Green Living Committee
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