We know our current democratic process is flawed. But the issues we care most deeply about — climate change, LGBTQ rights, immigration, racial justice, and more — will be on the ballot in 2020. So we continue to work within our democratic processes as one of the ways we can reduce harm and dismantle oppressive systems.
Unitarian Universalists have a legacy of working to expand democracy and to shape a world in which all people are free and flourishing. Participating in our democracy is not only about our fifth principle. As UUs, our deepest beliefs are a life-giving, life-saving, life-sustaining alternative to the narratives and policies of domination, supremacy, exceptionalism, and exploitation that are on the rise. The stakes couldn’t be higher.
#UUtheVote is a coordinated campaign of action and advocacy. UUs are joining forces across the country to organize; to engage in spiritually grounded, values-based issue conversations in our communities; and to vote a Side with Love agenda. For more info on how UUSM is taking action locally, check out Let’s #UUtheVote in 2020!
#UUtheVote is an opportunity to communicate our passion to voters nationwide. #UUtheVote doesn’t just facilitate voter registration drives or get-out-the-vote campaigns. It’s a powerful chance to engage UU justice ministries and their partnerships with community, state, and national justice organizations. We can help ensure the voices of the people — particularly those most directly impacted by oppressive structures — are heard in the halls of our government.
Our practice here at UUSM is to dedicate half of our non-pledge Sunday offerings to organizations doing work in the world that advances our Unitarian Universalist principles; the other 50% of the offering is used to support the life of our church.
UUSM’s Generous Congregation supports our church community. And together, we uplift the reach and impact of vital organizations doing work we could not do on our own. This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to #UUtheVote. Your support will help congregations and UU organizations, nationwide, as they engage and educate their communities, mobilize voters, and rally around key ballot initiatives—all while seeking electoral justice at the local, state, and national levels. “We face a daunting challenge in this election year, but when UUs lead with love, we are stronger than any attempts to silence us,” tweeted UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray.
Please consider supporting the mission of our church, and #UUtheVote. To give right now, text “$10 GCC” to 844-982-0209. (One-time-only credit card registration required.)
Because #UUtheVote is non-partisan, your gift is eligible to be treated as a charitable contribution, not a political donation.