Each of us has been impacted by the by Covid-19 pandemic, especially Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities. Right now, the need to take action is great. Our goal to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate means finding our role in this work. We must assess our own capacity, our resources, and ask ourselves how we might show up authentically and generously.
To UU the Vote during a pandemic is not just to do voter engagement, it means we:
Act Local to Build Thriving Communities: Community is at the heart of democracy. Housing, food security, health and self-determination are the pillars of a thriving community. COVID-19 has thrown more folks deeper into preexisting crises that threaten lives and democracy.
All in on the Issues, All in on Democracy:
Justice and Freedom for All. The U.S. carceral system is a threat to human thriving and democracy. Jails, prisons, detention centers, and the policing and surveillance of our communities are contrary to the principles of a democratic society.
Share Spiritual Resilience:
Justice work is deeply spiritual work. As we move through this moment our hearts, minds, and bodies are informing our work. Our joys and weariness are constantly shifting, but community is always our anchor. We are creating hope together.
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This worksheet is meant to help you and your congregation identify your common interests and possible focus areas, name partners, and set goals and timelines for the year.
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“For Unitarian Universalists, this is faithful, moral action because democracy and the right of all people to have a voice and a vote are at
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In Philadelphia, long-term relationship building is facilitating UU’s connection to meaningful change, both for the elections and in this moment of protest. Reverend Abbey Tennis,
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One of the chief strategists behind Vote Forward credits his upbringing in the UU church to the values that push him to do electoral work.
It is a time of uprising. It is a time of equal parts inspiration and desperation, of hope and pain. The current events did not