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The Civil Rights Act of 1990

1990 Resolution of Immediate Witness

GUIDED by the Unitarian Universalist Association's commitment to justice, equity, and compassion in human relations and the inherent worth and dignity of every person; and

INSPIRED by our special responsibility to promote the full participation of persons in full range of human endeavor without regard to race, color, sex, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or national origin and without requiring adherence to any particular religious belief or creed; yet

ACKNOWLEDGING the great distance yet to be traveled by our own denomination and our own congregations to overcome institutional racism; and

WHEREAS, the highest court in the United States, the US Supreme Court, has removed protections against workplace discrimination; and

WHEREAS, leaders in the US Congress have introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1990 (Bills S.2104 and H.R. 4000), legislation that would restore protections against workplace discrimination that the Supreme Court took away last year;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) calls upon all members of the US Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1990 and to return the guarantee of workplace justice to every citizen of the United States of America; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the General Assembly urges UUA member congregations and individual Unitarian Universalists to inform themselves on today's civil rights issues, and to make every effort to convince legislators to ensure the reinstatement of legal protection against racism and discrimination.

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