Congregational Stories
Religious & Civil Liberties, Election Reform, Voting Rights


Voter Activities at the UU Congregation of Atlanta

Fourth graders at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) learned about democracy and political participation while they explored Travel in Time, a Unitarian Universalist Association program about the relevance of UU Principles to current times and their own lives. Following a lesson about Susan B. Anthony (and celebrating her birthday, February 15th), fourth graders took charge of the voter registration table available at coffee hour. They registered voters and asked adults to self-address a pledge to vote postcard which said: "I pledge to affirm and promote our fifth Unitarian Universalist Principle, the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process, by exercising my constitutional right to voteā€”and encouraging others to do the same. I pledge to vote in accordance with all of our UU Principles in order to make the world a better place." Everyone who signed the pledge or registered to vote got a piece of Susan B. Anthony's birthday cake. And congregants will receive their postcards reminding them to vote the week before the election. More >