Justice and Inclusion: Ministering Effectively in Our Multicultural World

2018 Electoral Justice: Yes on Issue 1 in Ohio

UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray on Get-Out-the Vote in Ohio for Issue 1 Criminal Justice Reform

Issue 1, if passed, will dismantle much of the mass incarceration system in Ohio by reducing felony drug possession convictions to misdemeanors retroactively. This aligns with our UU commitments to resist white supremacy, embody solidarity with those harmed by the prison system and prioritize resources for people healing from substance use. Learn more about the issue from our partner, Ohio Organizing Collaborative.

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In or near Cleveland, Ohio: Canvas, Phone Bank, and Get Out the Vote

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Join UUs, UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray & our partners in Cleveland, Ohio to GOTV on Nov. 3-4

Unitarian Universalists, including UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, and UU Justice Ohio (UUJO) will join faith and grassroots partners to canvass and give people rides to the polls for early voting on Saturday & Sunday on Nov. 3rd & 4th in Cleveland, Wards 9, 7 & 6.

Khnemu Foundation Lighthouse Center, known as The Lighthouse (956 E 105th St, Cleveland, OH 44108), and a part of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative will serve as the organizing hub. Training will be provided at the Center and volunteers will be asked to sign up for shifts.

1st Shift: Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 8:30 am-1:30 pm

2nd Shift: Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 12:30 pm-5:30 pm

3rd Shift: Sunday, Nov. 4th, 12:00-5:30 pm

These shifts include time for training & orientation, getting assignments, getting there and back, debrief upon return and food and drinks.

During the weekend, we will have opportunities to come together for fellowship, networking, and worship.

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray will be preaching at the Sunday worship on November 4th at West Shore UU Church in Rocky River Ohio before heading out with fellow UUs to bring ‘Souls to the Polls’ in Ward 9 & other areas.

Sign up here if you would like to participate in the Nov. 3-4 weekend and we will send your more detailed information.

Join our Info & Organizing Call on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 pm ET with the UUA, UU Justice Ohio and the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC). You'll get a campaign update from Everette Thompson, Interfaith Organizing Initiative Lead Organizer with OOC, and hear all about the plans for the weekend! Please RSVP here to receive call info.

Connect with others UUs doing this work

UU Justice Ohio is our state action network partner.

Get Money for Your Congregation’s Efforts

Apply for a grant of up to $500 for UU congregations participating in voter projects. Rolling deadline up until November 1. Thank you, UU Funding Program!