In December the UUA announced its new #UUtheVote Campaign, calling on UUs to “join forces with all people who want to organize our communities and our nation to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate”, in accordance with our UU principles. The UUA is providing guidance and a framework for UU congregations to use in doing this electoral justice work, in concert with selected non-partisan partner organizations. To kick off this campaign at UUCPA, the Action Council is sponsoring four election justice events in January. These include the #UUtheVote Campaign Launch Zoom call hosted by the UUA, as well as three events organized by the two partner organizations selected by the Action Council: Reclaim Our Vote and Vote forward. January events are listed below. More detailed information on each event will be provided the week prior to the event. Please join us in working for love and justice in 2020!
- UUA Event: Sunday, January 12th, 1:00-2:30 pm, Room 9
- #UUtheVote Campaign Launch: UUA Zoom call live viewing (60 minutes), followed by a 30-minute discussion. To register for the event, email KristiIverson@uucpa.org
- Vote Forward Event: Saturday, January 11th, 2-4pm, UUCPA Main Hall
- Write Letters to Register Voters in Key States: To register, email AnneFrahn@uucpa.org
- Reclaim Our Vote Event: Sunday, January 19, 3:00-5:00 pm, Main Hall
- Write postcards to disenfranchised voters of color in Texas or make phone calls to those disenfranchised in Colorado, alerting them, asking them to re-register before the Primary.
- To register, email ElsaSchafer@uucpa.org.
- Reclaim Our Vote Event: Monday, January 27, 7:00-9:00 pm, Main Hall
- Voter Suppression: The Biggest Threat to Democracy in 2020
- Reclaim Our Vote 2020 Kickoff and fundraiser, with the film “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”, presentation of the 2020 strategy and plan by Founder Andrea Miller, and postcard writing.
- Register at: bit.ly/ROV-1-27-20
Reclaim Our Vote is a volunteer-driven, nonpartisan outreach campaign to fight voter suppression, especially in the South. We are organized by the Center for Common Ground of Virginia, with the help of the NAACP, Black Voters Matter, VoteRiders, DemLabs, Mi Familia Vota and other organizations. We phone, postcard, and text voters of color who were purged from the voter rolls, to ask them to re-register and vote.
Vote Forward is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to empower grassroots volunteers to help register voters from under-represented demographics and encourage them to vote. We build tools to enable Americans, wherever they may be, to encourage fellow citizens to participate in our democracy.