Social Ministry Opportunities

Opportunites to Engage In Action for Social Justice

Take Action for Immigrants

Never Again Action NH  is a weekly “Rolling Rally “, physically- distant car caravan held at the Strafford County Jail in Dover, NH. It shows our visible presence and support for immigrants who have been detained and arrested at the jail. Our request is to free the civilly detained immigrants who are at heightened risk of COVID-19 contagion within the jail.

Held on Sundays at 1:00pm to 2:30 pm, meet the car caravan at the Strafford County Courthouse (across from the Jail), 259 County Farm Road, Dover NH 03820. Stay in your car, drive slowly, use your flashers, and stay together. Bring signs and if you make your own signs our message is: “ICE have a heart! Release them!” For additional information contact rosemary.affeldt@comcast.net or visit the neveragainactionnh.org

Take Action for Essential Workers

The value of essential workers has been in the news during the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of these same workers do not receive a livable wage. New Hampshire does not have a minimum wage law unlike the rest of the New England states. NH is tied to the federal minimum wage which is $7.25 per hour. Many of the essential workers make less than $10 per hour.

UVIP, and our sister organization Granite State Organizing Project (GSOP) are working with essential workers for economic justice. We are looking for stories from people who are struggling to make ends meet, be it at minimum wage or more. For more information please contact Gisela Jones at gisela1142@gmail.com or call 603-381-8516.

Here is something else you can do to help improve people’s lives.

HB712 is a family and medical leave bill passed by both New Hampshire chambers. It will be heading to Governor Sununu’s desk this week when the Senate is back in session
We encourage you to call Governor Sununu and urge him to sign HB 712, which would permit workers to take time off to care for a loved one or time to deal with their health without losing financial security. You can google for more information on HB712.

Governor Chris Sununu
Office of the Governor State House
107 North Main St Concord, NH o3301
(603) 271-2121

You can also submit a letter to the editor in support of HB 712

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