The Justice "Broadside"

The Justice Broadside provides a compendium of area social justice events and actions of interest to First Unitarian. We are small in number, but we can add our voices to people of good will throughout the communithy to effect change.

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, 7-Feb-2017, 6:30pm rally, 7:00pm board meeting - Van Hoose
Education Center, 3332 Newburg Road. 

Rally in support of the Safe Haven Resolution to be considered by JCPS board.  This resolution would protect children from oppressive policies coming from state and federal officials. LSURJ, Stand Up Sunday, Fairness Campaign and others ask for your support, and, if possible, attendance.  Contact your JCPS board members to ask for their support for the Safe Haven Resolution.  Board members and contact information can be found at:

This Facebook event page has discussion and links to the resolution text and media coverage:

Support on the board for this resolution is NOT a given!!  Horne, Gies and
Duncan are rumored to be soft on this issue, so anyone in their districts
who can contact them to support this resolution would be appreciated.

Thursday, 9-Feb-2017 - Two events!!

Moms Demand Action lobbying in the Frankfort Capitol. 

The legislature is considering eliminating existing requirements for concealed carry, SB7. This bill is scheduled to be heard in committee on this day.  Details of the lobby effort are still in flux.  Contact Trish Ramey, tramey [at] if interested.

5:45pm/6:00pm  Louisville Metro Council meeting - LSURJ is coordinating speakers
and support for a declaration of Louisville as a Sanctuary City.  Arrive by 5:45pm to
get through the metal detector for the 6:00pm meeting.  Facebook event page:

More information on the Sanctuary City movement at:


Frankfort lobby trips on 14, 15 and 16-Feb-2017, respectively
PPINK/ACLU, Fairness and Refugee and Immigrant Day rally and lobby events.
More details soon.

Trip Report - Good News Luncheon, Louisville Coalition for the Homeless:

This is a lunch meeting of any groups or people concerned about the
homeless in Metro Louisville.  It occurs approximately quarterly, at
different locations.  People talk, eat and then organization
representatives briefly describe their work and individuals are asked to
identify themselves and why they are attending.

The Coalition web site is:

Know of a homeless person needing health care?  Contact Carey Addison,
Health Care for the Homeless Supervisor, Family Health Centers,

Know anyone who could use a warm blanket?  The Blanket Ministry, Fern Creek
Christian Church, has a pipeline to the government for free pressed wool
disaster blankets.  These are similar to felt, so will not last as long as
a woven blanket.  But they have lots of these free blankets.  All anyone
needs to do is contact them and pick up some blankets!!  Contact
Eric Richardson, Johnna Hale, 502-239-9300johnnahale [at]

Organizations you may not have heard of:

Burrito Riders - Prepare and distribute, usually by bike, breakfast
burritos to the homeless twice a month on Saturday mornings.  Also recycle
bicycles to donate to the homeless.

Forgotten Louisville - Food, clothing, hygiene supplies distributed to the
homeless, generally on Wednesday night, from the Yellow Parking lot on
River Road and other locations in Metro Louisville.

My Dog Eats First - Free pet food.  The homeless have pets too!  Donations
of pet food welcome at 2509 Portland Ave., Wednesdays, 6pm to 9pm.

Hip Hop Cares - Hip Hop music and food distribution combined.  Facebook