Governance at General Assembly

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees leads the governance process each year at General Assembly (GA). Please check back here regularly for updates as they become available.

GA 2024 Final Business Agenda

In accordance with the UUA Bylaws and Rules, Section 4.11, the final business agenda (PDF) was posted here on May 21, 2024.

What to Expect at General Assembly 2024 Webinar

At this year’s Virtual GA 2024, we will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle, and joy of meeting the moment as Unitarian Universalists. Whether you're a first-time delegate or a long-time attendee, we invite you to join us to learn more about what will happen at GA this year. At this webinar, members of the Board of Trustees, joined by folx from General Assembly and Conference Services, provided an overview along with information for delegates regarding the business sessions. This webinar was recorded.

Transcript of What to Expect at GA 2024 Webinar (PDF, 11 pages)

Slides from What to Expect at GA 2024 Webinar (PDF, 38 pages)

Business Mini-Assemblies

As in previous years, the business mini-assemblies for the rules of procedure, bylaw amendments, and business resolutions will take place before GA begins. Delegates will access the text for each as well as a link to an amendment form via the delegate platform. Zoom information for the mini-assemblies for each item will also be found in the delegate platform. Links to the final text of each item will be added at a later date.

  • Mini-Assembly for the Rules of Procedure for GA 2024
    Monday, June 3, 2024
    7pm ET/ 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT
    Proposed amendments will be due by 11pm ET on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 via the Delegate Platform.
  • Mini-Assembly for the Bylaw Amendment and Business Resolution
    Wednesday, June 5, 2024
    7pm ET/ 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT
    Proposed amendments will be due by 11pm ET on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 via the Delegate Platform.

Social Justice and Actions of Immediate Witness

Learn more about how the Commission on Social Witness (CSW) will help lead delegates through the process for Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs) at GA 2024.

Feedback Sessions for Proposed Actions of Immediate Witness

For the first time this year, before GA begins, the Commission on Social Witness will hold a feedback session for each of the three AIWs it has decided to admit to the final agenda. Zoom information for the feedback sessions for each item will be found in the delegate platform. Delegates are encouraged to review the linked text of each AIW before the feedback sessions.

Revising Article II

At GA 2024, Unitarian Universalists will cast their final votes on amendments to the proposed revised version of Article II, which includes the current UUA purposes, principles, sources, and clauses on inclusion and freedom of belief. The UUA Board of Trustees encourages you to read the full proposal from the Article II Study Commission and review all the proposed amendments to prepare for voting in the general sessions.

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Important Deadlines

(Items will be added to this list in the coming weeks/months.)

  • April 1, 2024

    • Submission for draft AIWs opens. Any AIWs submitted between April 1 and May 15 will receive CSW feedback. After May 15 any submissions are final submissions.

  • May 21, 2024
    • Final business agenda posted (30 days beforehand).
  • May 26, 2024

    • Deadline for proposed AIWs (final copies).

  • May 30, 2024

    • Proposed amendments to the rules of procedure, bylaw amendment, and business resolution are due.
  • June 17, 2024

    • AIWs responding to last-minute urgent issues ONLY may be submitted until June 17, but will not be guaranteed the advantage of CSW feedback.