About UU the Vote
During the online launch of UU the Vote in January, hundreds of Unitarian Universalists gathered to start planning their faith-based organizing for the 2020 election. This was the largest online gathering of Unitarian Universalists in history.
UU the Vote is a non-partisan faith initiative to engage our neighbors, educate our communities, mobilize voters, and rally around key ballot initiatives. In 2020, the UUA is supporting congregations and UU organizations in activating thousands of Unitarian Universalists to mobilize for electoral justice at the local, state, and national levels.
Supporting the democratic process in our congregations and in our society at large is the 5th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. For decades, Unitarian Universalists have engaged in voter registration and voter rights work as an expression of our values. Working to end disenfranchisement is one way we can show people that their vote and their voice matters and it helps hold electoral officials as well as ourselves accountable for living out the values we express.
In recent years, Unitarian Universalists have been part of a groundswell of voting rights, electoral work, and democracy movements that have gained momentum since the 2016 US elections. In 2018, the UUA supported significant organizing in Florida and Ohio to push back against the system of mass incarceration that keeps so many low-income communities and People of Color from exercising their right to vote.
Press about Unitarian Universalists and Electoral Justice
From Our President
- Susan Frederick-Gray: Our opportunity to support Florida’s modern-day suffragists
- Turn a page on our failures in the war on drugs by voting Yes on state Issue 1: Susan Frederick Gray (Opinion)
Unitarian Universalist Congregations in the Press
- Photos: Iowans on vacation to Florida take part in satellite caucus in Port Charlotte
- Satellite caucuses allow Iowa residents in Florida to participate in Monday’s caucus
Stories from the UUA
If you are a member of the press and would like to speak with the UUA about UU the Vote, please contact:
Lisa Gregory, UUA Communications Director