From: UU WORLD
ELAINE MCARDLE | 10/3/2018 | WINTER 2018
As the November 2018 elections loom, Unitarian Universalists are engaged in broad-based efforts to support the democratic process through voter registration, voter education, and voter mobilization efforts.
The Unitarian Universalist Association is emphasizing working in coalitions and partnering with local organizations, especially those led by people of color and other marginalized groups, including the Poor People’s Campaign. The UUA has published a guide to resources and opportunities to get involved at UUA.org/votingrights.
UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray is traveling to Florida and Ohio in coming weeks to support UU congregations working in those states for the passage of new laws related to re-enfranchising felons and reforming criminal laws. All twenty-two UU state action networks are deeply involved in voter rights work, said Susan Leslie, the UUA’s congregational advocacy and witness director.
Many UUs feel deeply called to support voting rights work as critical to the democratic process, which itself is one of the core principles of the faith.