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Vote Your Values

From our founding fathers to women’s suffrage to voter registration across all 50 states, Unitarian Universalists have a long history of supporting our democracy.

Often times, political debates can create fear and division.

This election season, we encourage you to keep heart and vote your values by putting your Unitarian Universalist principles into practice when deciding which political candidate deserves your vote.

Here are seven questions based on our seven Principles to ask candidates when choosing who will get your vote in this year’s local, state, and national elections:

 

  1. Do your policy proposals reflect the inherent worth and dignity of every person?
  2. If elected, how will your everyday decisions demonstrate justice, equity and compassion in human relations?
  3. How will you encourage acceptance and growth in one another across party lines?
  4. What insights have you learned from your own search for truth and meaning that will guide you as a political leader?
  5. What ideas do you have to improve our democratic process?
  6. Within our international community, how will you work towards a goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all?
  7. Acknowledging our interdependence, how will your decisions impact our planet and future generations?

Thanks for voting your Unitarian Universalist values this election season. 

About the Author

  • Jill Goddard is the Public Relations Director of the Unitarian Universalist Association. 

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