Following National Voter Registration Day on September 22nd and our Gather the Spirit event on September 23rd, we’re inviting everyone to join us for a week of action to harvest the power! Running Wednesday, October 21st through Tuesday, October 27th, this is one of our final pushes to ensure we reach 2,000,000 voters before Election Day. Join us!
Wednesday, October 21: National Phonebank to Wisconsin
Join UUs in Wisconsin as we call voters across the state in collaboration with our host congregation: Fox Valley UU Fellowship in Appleton, WI. We need all hands on deck in this crucial moment to reach voters in Wisconsin – answering questions about the changing election details and getting them all they need to vote safely! Sign up!
Congregational Call-in Days: October 21 – October 27
Organize your congregation to host a phonebank! Join us is activating congregations across the country to organize their members to take contact voters. You assemble your team, and national and state organizers will help you with the rest. To reach 1 million voters and defeat hate in 2020, we need you and your congregation to go all in. Take the pledge to host a congregational phone bank and then download the toolkit with all the steps!
Thursday, October 22nd: National UU the Vote Prop 208 Phone Bank with UU Justice Arizona Network (UUJAZ) & Arizona Education Association
National UU the Vote Prop 208 Phone Bank with UU Justice Arizona Network (UUJAZ) & Arizona Education Association. As Unitarian Universalists we are called to work for justice. Join UUs across the country as we put our values into action by calling Arizona voters to support Prop 208, investing in our children and educators! Register
Friday, October 23rd: North Carolina Phone Bank
Join the phonebank to North Carolina! Forward Together and Blueprint NC to turn out voters in the critical NC elections. The last day to request a ballot in North Carolina is October 27th, Let’s make sure we talk to as many voters as possible to make a plan to vote. Training and support is provided.
Saturday, October 24: Let Our People Vote with POWER (Philadelphia)
Pennsylvania is a politically, economically, and racially diverse state, with the majority of its poorest citizens and citizens of color living in Philadelphia. 2016 brought low turnout numbers in Philadelphia, with ramifications across the Commonwealth and country. Join Philadelphia UUs for a phone bank with our local Interfaith Justice Coalition, POWER, as we call low-propensity voters in this pivotal city to Get Out the Vote! Training will be available for newcomers. Join us to make sure all our people are able to have their voices heard in November. Using Thrutalk (you’ll need a computer plus phone) POWER is an interfaith organization committed to building communities of opportunity that work for all. POWER represents over 50 congregations throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania. POWER is a proud member of the Faith in Action (Formerly PICO) and Partnership for Working Families Networks.
Sunday, October 25: Karen’s “All I Want for My Birthday is Good Government” Phonebank
You’re invited, Sunday 10/25, to Karen’s Birthday Phonebank with MUUSJA, the Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance. Karen says, “All I want for my birthday is social justice and good government!” These aren’t the pushy or robotic calls you hate, just give friendliness a try. We’ll be calling lower-turnout, mainly BIPOC precincts in Greater Minnesota towns, where there’s a chance we can help send a more progressive Congressional delegation to Washington this year. We won’t tell people who to vote for, just how to vote if they need and want to know. Reaching people whom the Parties often ignore is social justice work. Asking everyone to be an #OctoberVoter might even save lives, by inviting folks to vote from home, or vote early at their elections office. So even if you think you’ll hate it, try making two or three calls to help celebrate Karen’s birthday? Thank you!
Sunday, October 25: UU the Vote Worship
Host a UU the Vote worship service! Our UU the Vote service is a full1 hour service with the typical elements of a UU liturgy, as well as some unique components. The entire service, including all worship elements, will be available online for congregations to stream via the platform of their choice. Join UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray, the UU the Vote team, and a lineup of powerful, prophetic UU voices as we explore the intersections of faith, justice, and democracy in this collective virtual service. Sign up!
Already have something planned October 25th? We’ll stream an evening service to the UUA Facebook and Youtube page at 6:00 pm ET/3:00 pm PT.
We are asking congregations to support UU the Vote’s organizing work and to help us cover the costs of production (including remunerating worship leaders), much as you would pay a guest worship leader and/or musician. We recommend using the UU Ministers Association’s Scale of Professional Fees as a guide: $315 for small congregations, $350 for mid-sized congregations, $385 for large congregations.
In addition, we ask that your congregation dedicate the Sunday offering to UU the Vote on the day you use the worship materials. To mark this threshold year of 2020 and all the possibility and peril that it represents, we are inviting the congregation to consider gifts that honor the number 2020 ($2,020, $202, $20.20, and so forth). Please know that every single gift makes a difference in the organizing work we are doing at UU the Vote.
There are a variety of ways you can make your financial contributions.
- Send a check payable to the UUA with “UU the Vote worship” on the memo line. You may combine a donation for use of the worship materials and any share-the-plate proceeds into a single check.
Unitarian Universalist Association
Attn: Gift Processing
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210-1409
To speed your congregation’s support to be put to work in the final weeks before Election Day, we encourage you to invite your members to donate directly via:
- Contributing by credit card or PayPal at: https://uuthe.vote/give
- Texting VOTELOVE to 91999.
Please send contributions within 10 days of your worship Sunday date. Thank you for your generosity.
Monday, October 26: Vote Love Pledge Rally
As we near the close of our Harvest the Power Week of Action, let us celebrate our work and gather in joyful community. We’re inviting everyone that has pledged to
#VoteLove and #DefeatHate to a private virtual rally! We’ll have music, speakers, highlights from the week of action and the latest numbers towards our goal of contacting 1 million voters. Come celebrate your work and our UU the Vote community. You deserve it. Haven’t taken the VoteLove Pledge? Sign up now, and get an invite to the rally!
Tuesday, October 27: National Phonebank to Florida
Join New Florida Majority and UU the Vote to make calls to Florida voters to make sure they have the information they need to cast their ballot safely and overcome any attempt at voter suppression.
We’ll be mobilizing Black and Latinx voters as well as expanding the coalition of voters in the state ready to #votelove in 2020 and put issues like police accountability, climate, and economic justice at the top of their priorities when they go to the polls. Sign up!