Our UUCC the Vote kick-off organizational meeting is this Thursday, May 14, at 7 pm!
The November elections will have an outsize effect on virtually every social justice issue that UUs are passionate about. UU the Vote is UUA’s initiative to support congregations to get our UU Values and Voices heard.
Whether you are passionate about issues surrounding race, climate, LGBTQ+, immigration, hunger, homelessness, reproductive rights, criminalization, or democratic process, this is an opportunity to link together with other UUs so that we can amplify all our voices.
UUA has done a lot of the research for us, and their Toolkit means we won’t need to build a program from the ground up. The Toolkit identifies voter registration (and fighting voter suppression), Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and values-based conversations as key activities.
Even during stay-at-home orders, there are meaningful actions we can do to support of those objectives, including:
- writing cards and letters
- virtual phone banks
- advocacy campaigns
When stay-at-home is lifted, we can consider more.
UUA also strongly recommends that we work with partners who already have well designed processes for card and letter writing, phone calling and/or advocacy. Many of social justice organizations we already support with have that expertise.
If you would like to help shape the organization process for bringing UU the Vote to UUCC, or bring ideas about activities or partners, or just listen, please attend the Zoom meeting on May 14 at 7 pm.
If you are not quite ready to jump in, but will probably want to participate in some of the activities, it would be extremely helpful to let us know that, too. We need to know whether we should be planning activities for 20 people or 200?
Everyone is welcome on May 14. We are especially hopeful that members with many different perspectives and social justice passions will attend.
Please RSVP to UUCCTheVote@gmail.com.