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1983 Responsive Resolution

WHEREAS, more than 250,000 people participated in the historic March on Washington for jobs and freedom on August 28, 1963; and

WHEREAS, the dream of jobs and freedom, peace and justice, has not materialized; and

WHEREAS, in commemoration of the historic March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, a new Coalition of Conscience for Jobs, Peace and Freedom has called for a massive March on Washington on August 27, 1983 as a recommitment to the justice tasks ahead;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees endorses "A Call to the Nation" and calls upon districts and local societies to:

  1. Join with the Association in endorsement of "A Call to the Nation" in support of the new Coalition for Conscience for Jobs, Peace, Freedom and the August 27, 1983 March on Washington;
  2. Mobilize UUs to join in the broad non-partisan March on Washington on August 27;
  3. Join with the state and local civil rights, human rights and peace coalition efforts to ensure that economic exigencies do not prevent anyone from participating in the March;
  4. Work for passage on federal, state and local legislation for jobs, peace and freedom which protect the economic well-being of all people, particularly those who suffer racial discrimination.

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