WHEREAS, qualified voters of Mississippi residing in the five Congressional
Districts have challenged the validity of the elections held in those districts
in 1964, and have challenged the seating of the Congressmen now temporarily
seated to represent these districts; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in support of these claims
filed depositions and briefs in accordance with Rules of the House governing
WHEREAS, the House Sub-Committee on Elections is at present considering
depositions supporting the charges against the seating of the purported
Mississippi delegation and is to report by July 4 for or against seating the
purported Mississippi delegation; and
WHEREAS, by its vote on said report, the House of Representatives shall
decide whether the purported Mississippi delegation now fulfills the
qualifications for permanent seating; and
WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Association's member churches and
fellowships unite in seeking to affirm, defend, and promote the use of the
democratic method in human relationships;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: The Fourth General Assembly of the Unitarian
Universalist Association urge the members of the House of Representatives to:
(a) work to insure a floor vote on the challenge to the seating of the purported
Mississippi delegation, (b) vote not to seat permanently any Mississippi
delegation until such time as a delegation is elected by free elections open to
all citizens and conducted in accordance with the Constitution of the United
States, and (c) support the calling of special elections following a period of
federally supervised registration of citizens qualified to
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