Join UUCPA UU the Vote 2022!

The UUA’s national UU the Vote campaign for 2022 is now underway and we at UUCPA are already in motion!  Here are some ways to participate:

Amy will be presenting a democracy-themed service on Sunday, August 14.  In conjunction with this service, there will be opportunities for you to write Vote Forward letters or Reclaim Our Vote postcards on the patio, or pick up packets of letters or postcards to write at home.  Look for the tables on the patio and join us in working to get out the vote!

Many of you are already writing postcards or otherwise participating in the Reclaim Our Vote (ROV) get-out-the-vote efforts by getting postcards from Linda Henigin or doing texting or phone banking in response to emails from Elsa Schafer.  Keep up the great work!  We will be continuing to promote ROV work leading up to the November 2022 election.  If you have not yet joined this effort, please contact Linda or Elsa for more information.

Anne Frahn is once again offering opportunities to write get-out-the-vote letters to BIPOC and young people with Vote Forward, a non-partisan organization with which we also worked in 2020.  Contact Anne for free letters. They need to be mailed in late October. This year there is a UU the Vote webpage on the Vote Forward website, so you can even download your letters directly from there!  There will also be a letter-writing party outdoors at UUCPA on Saturday, August 27, from 11:30-1:30. To attend this event, please RSVP to Anne Frahn.

NOTE:  If you would like to participate in Zoom postcard and letter writing sessions, please contact Barbara Smith-Thomas. Barbara will set up the Zoom sessions if there is enough interest.

We hope that many of you will join in these efforts to get more people to the polls in the 2022 midterm elections!