Category: Social Action

Take the Pledge to Defend Our Democratic Process

Defending the Democratic Process: A Faith Community Call to Awareness and Action

The freedom of religion that all Americans cherish is but one treasure passed down to us over the course of the American experiment in self-governance. Democracy itself is another – and a foundation of … read more.

UUSA THE VOTE

On May 14, the core leadership team held a kick-off to announce our effort, working with the Reclaim Our Vote campaign. We were excited to be working with a black-led non-partisan organization. Reclaim Our Vote (ROV) works in states where the number of people of … read more.

ION Corner – Sept. 2020

ION (Interfaith Opportunity Network) has taken advantage of Zoom bringing us closer and in many cases making it easier to have both meetings and devotionals throughout the summer.

Our most immediate project involves acting for restorative justice for Native People on the 400th anniversary of the … read more.

UUs Propose an 8th Principle

UU congregations across the country are voting on accepting the 8th Principle as part of their covenant. Below are the words to the 8th Principle. Read it with care. Determine what it means to include it as one of our Principles. And finally, pause and … read more.

Ion Corner – August 2020

Standing Up for Racial JusticeWeekly Vigil

Stand with us on Tuesdays 5:006:00 p.m. at the center of Amherst at the corner of Amity & S. Pleasant Street.

For releasing the children/immigrants/refugees from the detention camps. For undoing white privilege. Bring big signs, wear masks, continue social … read more.

ION Corner – July 2020

Standing Up for Racial Justice Weekly Vigil”

Stand with us on Tuesdays 5:006:00 p.m. at the center of Amherst at the corner of Amity & S. Pleasant Street. For releasing the children/immigrants/refugees from the detention camps. For undoing white privilege. Bring big signs, wear masks, continue … read more.

UUSA THE VOTE – July 2020 Update

As of early July, UUSA the Vote Volunteers and the Leverett Chorus have mailed 4,800 postcards to voters of color in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. Donations have been really helpful, and the Core Team is ordering another 6,000 Vote for Our Lives postcards to … read more.

UUSA the Vote – June 2020

UPDATE !!!

UUSA the Vote began fast. True to what we said in the May newsletter, “Although we are staying at home, we are not standing still.”

Our partner is Reclaim Our Vote, a black-led campaign to increase turnout among voters of color by 20% in at … read more.

ION Corner – May 2020

At its April Zoom meeting, ION (Interfaith Opportunities Network) decided to have a program in October about the Native Peoples. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth landing by the Pilgrims. After an initial harmonious relationship between the Indigenous People and the Pilgrims, … read more.