Uplift: UU services for trans and non-binary folks

Who is this space for?

This is a closed event specifically for trans/nonbinary+ people. Anyone who is trans, nonbinary, metagender, multigender, genderfluid, agender, demigender, genderqueer, questioning, and otherwise not wholly or entirely cis is welcome to attend.

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OneIowa’s LGBTQ Empowering workplaces culture virtual summit

They gave suggestions for people on how to be involved in LGBTQ issues     Here’s a link to promote a statewide series from One Iowa on LGBTQ Empowering workplaces culture virtual summit– it covers a few weeks but it’s still going on (Dec. 6 and Dec. 13) and it looks like each session stands alone.

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Available Now: Why We Cannot Turn Away: Resources for UUs Engaging Palestine & Israel

We are grateful for the presence of so many hundreds of people at the November 6 event, “Why We Cannot Turn Away: Resources for UU Leaders Engaging Palestine & Israel.” We apologize for the delay in release of these materials, although unfortunately the violence in the region continues and these conversations are very much still ongoing. We hope you will find these resources helpful for both your own learning and reflection and that of your congregations and communities.

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Progressive Voices

London-born and now Colorado and New York-based Rupert Wates will bring over two decades of thoughtful songwriting, soulful singing, and incredibly intricate guitar work to our stage. Hear why his eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret, have resulted in over 50 songwriting and performing awards. It should be an entertaining evening of memorable and moving music.

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Iowa Trans Mutual Aid Fund

Welcome to the Iowa Trans Mutual Aid Fund
We believe that every Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Diverse Iowan should have access to gender-affirming care

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“Bringing Economic Justice to the Justice System”

Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m. – Noon
Griffin Hall, First Unitarian Church of Des Moines

1800 Bell Avenue, Des Moines
Presented by Lettie Prell & Karen Person
LWVIA Study Committee Members

For Zoom link, email Mary Ellen Miller, memiller.lwv@gmail.com

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LWVIA Study Bringing Economic Justice to the Justice System 2022-2024

Study Co-Chairs: Bonnie Pitz & Jean Dell
Members: Mary Richards, Allen Hays,
E.J. Gallagher, John Klaus, Lettie Prell,
Martha Hurst, & Karen Person
Timeline:
• June 2022: Delegates at LWVIA Council approve study
• Fall, 2022: Study Committee formation
• Winter & Spring, 2022-23: Study Committee explores bail, jail, pretrial alternatives, fines, fees,
restitution, and ability-to-pay issues
• June 2023: Convention delegates receive study resources for each local League
• Fall & Winter 2023/24: Local Leagues study economic justice issues & hold concurrence
meeting for members
• February 29, 2024: Due date for local Leagues to mail or email Concurrence Form (page 21) to
Bonnie Pitz, bonniepitz48@gmail.com, 904 19th Street, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
• March 2024: Co-Chairs present the study results to the LWVIA Board of Directors for approval
• April 2024 Finalized position posted to Website and included as part of LWVIA Program
• April 2024 The new position publicized for League members, media, and the general public
• June 2024: Results of study announced at LWVIA Council
Why does League do studies? When LWV was founded in 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt wanted to ensure that
women were not only registered to vote, but also were informed on issues. The process of “Program” was
adopted.

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League of Women Voters pairs up with IUUWAN

What does it cost when an indigent person is charged
with a crime? If they ask for a trial, which is their
constitutional right, people charged with crimes are
often released from jail by posting bail. But a person
who is indigent cannot afford bail, and cannot even
afford a bail bondsman’s fee to have bail paid for
them.

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Navigator CO2 Cancels US Corn Belt Carbon Pipeline Plan

A BlackRock Inc.-backed plan to build a pipeline that would capture carbon emissions from the US corn ethanol industry was scrapped in the face of regulatory obstacles and opposition from landowners.

Navigator CO2’s proposal to build more than 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometers) of pipeline across five Midwest states — known as the Heartland Greenway project — had been backed by investors including BlackRock, top ethanol maker Poet LLC and fuel producer Valero Energy Corp. The cancellation raises questions about the viability of similar projects supported by large agriculture and fuel companies.

“Given the unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes involved, particularly in South Dakota and Iowa, the company has decided to cancel its pipeline project,” Omaha, Nebraska-based Navigator CO2 said in a statement.

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