UUCC is participating UUA’s denomination-wide UU The Vote initiative. Grounded by Unitarian Universalist Principles, UU the Vote is a non-partisan faith effort to energize our congregations and neighbors, educate and mobilize voters, and rally around key ballot initiatives.
- May 23 at 10AM. Protect Democracy sub-team organizing meeting. Please email UUCCTheVote@gmail.com to receive the Zoom information.
- June 7 at 6:30PM UUCC Annual Meeting. Democracy starts at home
- June 14 at 10AM Sunday service with UU The Vote theme.
UU the Vote! Let’s make our UU values heard in the 2020 elections! Please join us for an organizing meeting on Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm on Zoom (click here). We’ll briefly describe the UUA construct, and then turn our focus to your ideas and where UUCC’s energy is strongest. UU the Vote has the potential to be of value to virtually every social justice cause within UUCC. UUA’s UU the Vote introduction says:
The 2020 national elections are perhaps more important than any other in living memory. Without stopping the harms caused by the rise of authoritarianism and fascism, progressive movements have little chance of any effectiveness for the next generation and beyond. Therefore, these 2020 elections are not another “issue area” competing for resources and volunteer time alongside a dozen others; they are a “movement moment” in themselves, and our ability to bring to bear the experience and fierce commitments of activists, organizers, and people of conscience who care deeply about a wide range of progressive causes will determine the future of the human species and the planet.
To learn more, click on UU The Vote, or you can attend UUA’s relaunch Zoom (necessitated by the Covid pandemic) of UU the Vote “How We Thrive” on May 12 at 7 pm. Register here.
We welcome leaders, followers, occasional participants, and ideas. If you can’t or don’t want to attend the May 14 meeting, but want to know when activities get planned, please email UUCCtheVote@gmail.com .
We hope that collectively we will envision and select a variety of activities you can pick and choose from (UUA lists 60), and we intend to partner with “best of breed” 501-c-3 and 501-c-4 partners so we don’t reinvent the wheel and we maximize the impact of our energy.
How We Thrive Meeting
On May 12, 2020, more than 1,100 UUs from around the country gathered online for our How We Thrive live event! UU the Vote continues to be a strong force for justice because we have folks like you doing what you can, when you can. Please watch and share the recording of last night’s How We Thrive meeting with your congregations and networks.