1965 General Resolution

RESOLVED: That Unitarian Universalists be urged to work for comprehensive "open occupancy" legislation at all levels and that such legislation embody firm and unambiguous enforcement procedures;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the President of the United States be encouraged to extend the federal executive order against discrimination in housing because of race, religion or national origin to include all mortgage loans made by financing institutions which are regulated or supervised by the federal government; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That more adequate funds be appropriated for the vigorous enforcement of the executive order; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That members of our churches and fellowships be urged to support such legislation at the state, provincial and municipal level; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That in order to make such legislation effective, individual members of the Association be urged to introduce into every phase of the acquisition, purchase, building, mortgage loans and occupancy of real property the banning of discrimination due to race, religion or nationality; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That our churches and fellowships and their members undertake active efforts with others in their own communities for the integration of their own neighborhoods; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That our members be urged to scrutinize off-campus or sorority and fraternity student housing in colleges and universities as it affects minority students or foreign students and other students and seek to eliminate discrimination.

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