|Dear Beloved, |
In less than one month the UUA will be launching UU the Vote, our campaign focused on the 2020 election year. So much is on the line as queer and trans communities are under attack, and the beloved community we long to create seems beyond our reach.
UU the Vote is our call and commitment to speak with moral courage and act with prophetic clarity and determination on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community in and beyond Unitarian Universalism. Our UU values of welcome and inclusion, and the inherent worth and dignity of all people will ensure that the most vulnerable among us are protected from the transphobia and anti-black racism that has defined our politics.
In this political moment, UUs are called to join forces with all people who want to organize our communities and our nation to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate. Let’s #UUtheVote for LGBTQ equity in 2020!
Register now to join our virtual launch on January 12, 2020 at 4pm ET/1pm PT.
UUs have a history and a legacy of showing up. Many of us are already doing this work in a multitude of ways, as individuals and as religious communities. #UUtheVote is a way to amplify, equip, and connect UUs who are putting our principles into practice, and making sure we bring our passion to the polls for all the issues that are important to us and so many others who dream of collective liberation.
Once you’ve registered, we’d love you to host a watch party at your congregation or home (either in person or virtually). We have a Congregational Toolkit to help you get started (see pages 5-8) and when you’re ready, share your event on our UU the Vote event map.
“…as a religious movement, we can organize for collective impact,” wrote Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray in her column for UU World, “Let’s ‘UU the Vote’”. We hope you’ll join us in organizing in 2020. Let’s #VoteLove, #DefeatHate, and #UUTheVote!
We’re wishing you all happy holidays and looking forward to working with you in the new year!
|Rev. Michael J. Crumpler (He/Him/His)|
LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director
Ministries and Faith Development