What should my proposed Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) look like?
- Your AIW must have a title that clearly identifies the subject.
- It may be written as a narrative or in a "resolution format" (with "Because," "Whereas," and "Therefore Be It Resolved" clauses).
- It should be concise. There is a 500-word limit.
- In addition to the 500 words, an abstract of no more than 100 words is required. The abstract is all delegates will see Saturday morning when they vote to select three proposed AIWS for adoption consideration on Sunday's Final Agenda.
- It must be clear. Someone with no previous knowledge of your topic should be able to read the proposed AIW and understand exactly what the issues are and what actions you are proposing.
- You are strongly encouraged to attach reputable documentation to substantiate facts you set forth in your proposed AIW.
Time restrictions at General Assembly (GA) do not permit the Commission on Social Witness (CSW) to make substantial or substantive edits. Visit the CSW booth if you have any questions about clarity or how to write your proposal for maximum impact. See previous AIWs.
For additional help as you proceed, please contact the Commission on Social Witness at socialwitness [at] uua [dot] org. Through our social witness process, we work together so that the moral arc of the universe bends ever more closely toward justice.
How do I submit my proposed AIW?