Social Justice Update for March 2023

Our Second Sunday collection on March 12:  Oxford Area PFLAG
– Liz Woedl

The Oxford Area PFLAG serves the community through education, support and advocacy for families, allies, and people LGBTQ+. Visit: for more information. To donate, please make checks payable to “HUUC” (with “PFLAG” in the memo line), and place contributions in the “rainbow basket” on March 12 or send them to the Hopedale Treasurers.
Update on Issues Relating to Actions of Immediate Witness 
-Libby Earle
We Do Not Consent:  Rejecting Legal Challenges to Abortion
Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom and Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights recently announced that they are putting final touches on a ballot issue in 2023 that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. They have described it as similar to the abortion rights measure voters approved in Michigan last November. There will be opposition, and the threat of the legislature adopting the 60-percent-in-every-county rule for citizen ballot initiatives. Get your clip boards ready! For more information about the proposed amendment go to
Stop the Privatization of Medicare 
Previously we have written of the threat to traditional Medicare posed by the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Realizing Equity, Access and Community Health (REACH) program, acting as administrators of Medicare funds. Physicians for a National Health Plan announced that REACH is capping the number of participating entities. But organizations with histories of dubious insurance practices already have been accepted as intermediaries.  For more information go to:  

Author: lizwoedl


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