“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice.” - Lyndon Baines Johnson, Aug. 6, 1965
In Spring 2020, a non-partisan group of King’s Chapel members working together on environmental and climate concerns, felt it was imperative to support voter turnout in the upcoming presidential election. In response, we created an electoral justice initiative, joining over 300 other UU congregations across the country with similar efforts. In what shaped up to be the most momentous election of our lifetimes, we were dedicated to helping promote electoral justice so that every vote matters and was counted, and to supporting each other in our get-out-the-vote efforts.
What Are We Doing?
We volunteered for campaigns dedicated to getting out the vote during the remainder of the 2020 election cycle. We wrote letters and postcards to voters, and also engaged voters via texting and phone banking. And some of us created our own customized projects within our workplaces and community engagements. Our goal: To involve 50 parishioners in contacting 10,000 voters by November 3rd, 2020! Check out our impressive total count below!
How To Participate in the Challenge
Dozens of voting organizations have sprung up across the country. We started with three non-partisan groups and have subsequently expanded our list. Open the link below to learn more about what each project does and how you can engage. Alternatively, enlist with another group or create a custom project—for example, calling five relatives and friends to discuss voting with them or disseminating information about becoming a poll-worker. Contact Dorie Seavey email@example.com for more information. Open the links below to learn more about what each organization does and how you can engage:
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Reclaim Our Vote and Vote Forward are affiliated with a non-partisan faith project of the Unitarian Universalist Association-- UU the Vote. Important UU electoral justice activities are scheduled for Harvest the Power Week of Action, October 21-27.