Election Reform and Voting Rights
It takes deep faith and a lot of hard work to keep a democracy vibrant. Our Unitarian Universalist (UU) fifth principle commitment to the democratic process and our anti-oppression commitment to strengthen the voices of historically marginalized groups call us to make sure our elections are as inclusive as possible. I applaud and support our congregations’ efforts to register voters and to ensure that the polling process is free of discrimination. If we all join in this vital effort, on November 5 we can say we did all we could to strengthen our democracy.
—Rev. William G. Sinkford, UUA President 2001-2009
One of the fundamental principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) is the use of the democratic process. As an expression of our faith, many Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations engage in voter registration, not for partisan reasons, but to empower every eligible person to contribute her or his own voice to the democratic process.
- 2012 Elections—Resources for Congregations
- "Voting on the Side of Love" Video Contest for 2012 Elections
- Take Love to the Polls: Elections 2012 Webinar materials
We know that too often people are excluded from this sacred process due to economic and racial bias. Ironically, the right to legislative representation is denied to the residents of the U.S. capitol, Washington, DC. The UUA works to make sure that those who are eligible to vote can do so, and to extend right to vote to the citizens of the nation's capitol.
We invite you to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and our commitment to voting rights as an issue of economic and racial justice.
For more information contact socialjustice @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Friday, September 21, 2012.
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