UU the Vote at UUCPA
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. Our current partner organizations are:
- Vote Forward: votefwd.org
- Reclaim Our Vote actionnetwork.org/groups/reclaim-our-vote (a project of (Center for Common Ground)
- League of Women Voters: lwvc.org
- Environmental Voter Project: www.environmentalvoter.org
Let’s UU the Vote in the Final Weeks!
Only a few weeks to go until the election! Let’s keep up the momentum! Letter and postcard writing are winding down, so now is the time to switch to phone banking! Help remind people to vote early and sign their absentee ballots and help them find their vote centers. The best way to do this is by phone banking. Here are some opportunities:
Reclaim Our Vote
Register to Phone Bank with Reclaim our Vote
There are current phone banks in Arizona, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. There are group phone banks almost daily. You can also call from home – phone banks are open 7 days a week between 9 am and 9 pm in the time zone where the voter is located. Check https://bit.ly/ROVPhonebankCentral for phone bank schedules and more. And why does it matter?
Phone Bank for Reclaim our Vote with the UU Justice Ministry of California
Register for a Sunday afternoon phone bank from 1-4 p.m. with the UU Justice Ministry of California, led by our own Elsa Schafer. There is training upfront if you’re new to phone banking. Go here to sign up for a session: Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry Sunday Phone Bank
Reclaim our Vote Phone Bank Training Weekly Monday 4:30 p.m. phone bank training. To participate, go to: actionnetwork.org/campaigns/monday-phone-bank-training-sessions.
You can also find out everything you could ever want to know about phone banking with ROV here: https://bit.ly/ROVPhonebankCentral.
Hesitant about phone banking? Try these links:
- “Postcarders, Get Ready to Make Calls!”: http://bit.ly/Move2Phoning
- “Phonebanking for Introverts (and Friends)”: https://youtu.be/3O8oFvrSyZE
Phone Bank with the UUA
|Join the UU the Vote National Phonebanks with front line community organizing partners who are reaching out to people in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin targeted by voter suppression to get them the information they need to vote. Training is provided as part of these two-hour events. Please join!|
So many opportunities! Be bold and give phone banking a try!