Category: Social Action News

What’s new in social action in EUU – including in the fellowships.

Get Out the VOTE – US Citizens Living Outside the US CAN VOTE for President and Congress

by Bonnie Friedmann, EUU Member at Large Did you know that U.S. citizens can vote from abroad? Apparently many don’t because in the last presidential election only about 17% of overseas voters actually voted. What’s important to know, though, is that those votes made a critical difference in a number of swing states. I have … Continue reading Get Out the VOTE – US Citizens Living Outside the US CAN VOTE for President and Congress

Recipients of Social Action Committee Donations for the First Half of 2024

BUND – Friends of the Earth Germany, Saarland State Association https://www.bund-saar.de/ Habitat EMEA (The part of Habitat for Humanity that works in Europe, the Middle East and Africa  https://www.habitat.org/emea Les Amis de Sister Amili (A.SI.A) Non-profit association which aims to help disadvantaged families in South India, particularly in the areas of education and health, with … Continue reading Recipients of Social Action Committee Donations for the First Half of 2024

Thank you, Social Action!

by Janet Mac Nair, EUU member at large On behalf of my garden group, VHS-Biogarten am Thurner Hof, I’d like to thank the EUU Social Action Committee for donations we have received under the category of “planet”. A little background I came across this group – and this urban paradise – two and a half … Continue reading Thank you, Social Action!

Room with No View

By Bonnie Friedmann, EUU Secretary and member-at-large On our recent honeymoon visit to the US over the summer, my German husband and I did something vacationers don’t often do – we visited an American prison. It was the first time either of us have been inside a prison in any country, and it made a … Continue reading Room with No View

EUU Social Action Committee Wants to Hear from You!

The Social Action Committee (Terri Michos, Tina Huesing, Barbara Woodard, Tony Zamparutti, Gevene Hertz and Peter Jarrett) would like all Unifier readers to know of its existence and its activities. One of our current projects involves supporting the translation into English of a book telling the stories of refugees in Germany, which will be published soon. We … Continue reading EUU Social Action Committee Wants to Hear from You!

Can you help with our Social Action Project: growunited’s book, Why Are We Here? in English?

Updated information (June 5). For a description of the project, scroll down. We are looking for German-English translators, but you don’t actually have to be a professional translator. Professional translators will be doing a final review. We need people who can review a rough translation and compare it to the German original to make sure … Continue reading Can you help with our Social Action Project: growunited’s book, Why Are We Here? in English?

The Huge Costs of Pesticide Use

by EUU Social Action Committee member Peter Jarrett, UUFP (Paris) Recently I have been reading a number of media articles on pesticide use. I had already thought of these chemical agents as detrimental to human health as well as to the natural environment through their unintended impact on animal and plant species that happened to get … Continue reading The Huge Costs of Pesticide Use