UU the Vote Update

We hope you have been enjoying this holiday season of renewal and hope. We are looking forward to the new year and to crossing the finish line in Georgia!

The UUA Poor People’s Campaign Leadership Council is kicking us off with a phone bank to Georgia on Sunday, January 3rd from 4-6 pm ET/1-3 PT. Please join Co-Chairs Rev. Beth Johnson and Rev. Abhi Janamanchi and the other Members of the Council, along with UUs for Social Justice (UUSJ) who are co-sponsoring this event. 

They are all asking their congregational members to join them in the afternoon after worship services with this last UU the Vote phonebank to Georgia as a first collective and faithful act of hope and determination in 2021! We hope that you will too.

We’ll be calling Georgia voters to make sure they have the information they need to vote on January 5th in the Senate run-off election. We’ll let people know where they can vote and what they need to have with them. We’ll provide support and encouragement to help them reach out to others they know who may not have yet voted.

RSVP here now and you’ll get the info and reminders you need to participate!  The UU the Vote Phonebank Squad will be providing training at the event.

The Poor People’s Campaign is organizing around 14 Moral Priorities for the First 100 Days and a People’s Jubilee Platform for justice that centers the needs of the people. Getting out the vote of poor people targeted for voter suppression will help build the power we need to get them passed. 
As the Poor People’s Campaign states: “From Alaska to Arkansas, the Carolinas to California, Mississippi to Maine, Kansas to Kentucky, the Bronx to the Border, Appalachian hollers to Apache sacred lands, people are coming together to organize their moral outrage against systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy and the false narrative of religious nationalism into a powerful moral fusion movement. There are 140 million people who are poor and struggling against these injustices in the richest country in the world. A society sick with these interlocking injustices needs a voice rooted in our deepest Constitutional and moral values to remind us of who we are and who we must be.”  All this has been intensified and exposed through the pandemic and the struggle to get economic relief to those in need is on.

Georgia is our front line now. Join us in reaching out and supporting Georgia voters on January 3rd. Please sign up today and share this invitation with your congregation and friends. 

In faith and hope,
Susan & the UUA Poor People’s Campaign Leadership Council

Susan Leslie
Congregational Advocacy & Witness Director
UUA Organizing Strategy Team & UUA Poor People’s Campaign Council Liaison
sleslie@uua.org, 617-948-4607
www.uua.org/justice * www.uuthevote.org

UU the Vote is a non-partisan faith initiative, in partnership with broader justice movements, to engage our neighbors, educate our communities, mobilize voters, and rally around key ballot initiatives. Join with your UU community to create a future defined by love, justice, and faith.#Votelove

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