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1984 Business Resolution

WHEREAS, the rapidly escalating arms race threatens humanity with extinction; and

WHEREAS, the arms race has continued to escalate under past and present United States government administrations; and

WHEREAS, we can best influence the government through our choice of elected representatives; and

WHEREAS, past General Assemblies have expressed opposition to the arms race;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1984 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association requests the staff to examine the voting records of members of Congress on nuclear arms issues, such as the nuclear freeze and the MX missile, and that this information be disseminated to all UUA societies in the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly requests that a letter signed by the UUA leadership be sent to all 1984 Presidential candidates stressing three points:

  1. The UUA is gravely concerned over the threat posed by the nuclear arms race; and
  2. The UUA feels that our government is, in part, responsible for the continued escalation of the arms race; and
  3. The UUA has described to its members the voting records of members of Congress on nuclear arms issues.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That local societies and/or their members be encouraged to send copies of the letter to Congressional and Senatorial candidates in their districts, adding sentiments which they may feel appropriate.

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