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Get Ready to UU the Vote in 2022!

Attacks on trans and queer people, reproductive freedom, voting rights, the planet…the stakes for our democracy and our world have never been higher, and Unitarian Universalists are gearing up again to meet the urgent needs of the moment. Building on the incredible momentum from 2020 when over 5,000 volunteers in 450 congregations contacted more than 3 million voters, UU the Vote 2022 is ready to fight for a world where all communities are free and thriving.

In this midterm year, UU the Vote will focus on bringing UU values to the forefront, fighting for ballot measures in key states, and equipping volunteers to have deep conversations about the issues that matter most. We continue to build power for long-haul organizing with trainings and support for congregations and teams, support for UU state action networks, empowering young adult and BIPOC fellows, and deepening relationships with local frontline partners. Whatever skills or passion you bring, UU the Vote needs the participation of all of our congregations and communities in this critical election year. This email includes ways for everyone to get involved.

JaZahn Hicks is UU the Vote Campaign Manager and part of the UUA's Organizing Strategy Team. He began organizing as a high schooler in Southern New Jersey and has served as a field organizer in Philadelphia and in Georgia during the historic 2020 runoff election. He currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work? Looking for the right role for you in UU the Vote 2022? Join us TONIGHT — Thursday, April 21, 4:30pm - 6pm PT/7:30pm - 9pm ET, to get activated and oriented with our staff and volunteer squad leaders.

From understanding the electoral landscape, to planning your first phonebank or postcard party, UU the Vote is here to support congregational organizing. Our concise, user-friendly guide includes everything you need to know to build a team, plan events and activities, and make an impact.

Confused about what electoral work is “allowed” for nonprofits? Want help finding a local partner to work with? Make use of our UU the Vote weekly office hours, every other Tuesday from 5pm - 6pm PT/ 8pm - 9pm ET.

Join our first national action of 2022: a National Letter Writing Party on May 9! This live event will be a great introduction to letter and postcard writing as a powerful tool to mobilize voters. We are offering this event in partnership with VoteForward.

ICYMI: Uplifting Unitarian Universalist values on social media is an important way to show people what our faith is all about. When the UUA recently posted a message of unapologetic love and solidarity with our siblings in the trans community, it was shared widely on Twitter. Join us on Twitter and help spread the word!

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