Update on UU the Vote Activists

Hi Dear Democracy Activists,

On June 29th, I’ll be in D.C. on the Poor Peoples March for Moral Revival led by Rev. Dr. William Barber! UUA President, the Rev Dr. Sofia Betancourt will be a key speaker.

See the message below from a key UUA justice partner, Andrea Miller. She founded and directs the nonpartisan Center for Common Ground (CFCG). 

Our UUWestport volunteers have sent tens of thousands of postcards initiated by CFCG, which in 2020 earned UUWestport a “Good Trouble” national award from UUA, and helped us win for our UU values.

The outcome of the 2024 national election will determine whether America remains a democracy. Strong forces are pushing us towards autocracy. 

Please continue to make GOOD TROUBLE! We need MORE volunteers to urge MORE people to vote to defend our democracy.  Please pass this on so we build our influence.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION! You are appreciated!

Janet Luongo 
UUtheVote/ReproductiveJustice/TUCWomen/BLMThe Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport, CT

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Happy Juneteenth! Today, we commemorate and celebrate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. That said, it is essential to recognize that the journey toward true freedom is far from complete.  One critical aspect of this ongoing struggle is the fight for voting rights – a battle that disproportionately affects Black and other communities of color.  Will you join us in our efforts to mobilize Black voters this year? 
◼️ Call Voters! Our phone banks increase Black voter turnout by 16%. We are now calling voters in North Carolina for a pledge-to-vote campaign. Join a National Guided Phone Bank Training every Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm ET and make calls with us! Sign up here. 
◼️ Send Postcards! Our handwritten postcards motivate people to act. We reach Black voters overlooked by political campaigns and other organizations. Our efforts work! In every election, we hear from voters that our postcards are the only outreach our voters experience. Data shows increased participation by Black voters where we postcard. Join us! 
◼️ Attend Online Events! Join us on Monday, June 24 at 7 pm ET with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester to hear about her work traveling the country, hearing from Black voters, and understanding their sentiments towards the upcoming election and the issues that matter most to them. Sign up here 
◼️ Donate! Support our Democracy Center leaders working on the ground in their communities to get out the vote and our national staff who makes all our work possible. Your donation will help us achieve our goal of reaching 18 million Black voters this year. Give today. 
On this Juneteenth, honor our ancestors’ fight for freedom by continuing their legacy. Let’s stand together, united in our efforts, as we strive to create a future where everyone, regardless of race or class, has an equal say in shaping our society. 
 
In solidarity, 
 
Andrea Miller
Center for Common Ground 
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