First of all, thank you! This past week has been a massive and glorious undertaking.
During General Assembly, UU the Vote hosted our first national Week of Action. In the past week, we trained and welcomed new folks into this campaign, supported local teams through skill shares, and got out the vote during an important Texas runoff election.
Here’s what we accomplished together:
1) We made calls to over 114,000 voters in Texas!
2) Nearly 1,000 folks joined us for our UU the Vote trainings and workshops:
a. Organizing Your Congregation with UU the Vote. Watch the video.
b. Practice for the Work Ahead. Watch the video.
3) A great trivia night full of fun, learning, music, and prizes. Check out the full list of questions and answers.
5) $48,000 raised to support our work moving forward!
We did all of this in just 4 short days! I am so excited about what we will do together in the next 126 days before November 3rd! Are you ready?
Today, we are announcing our new faith-wide organizing school. Let’s build off the work and success of General Assembly. Reserve your spot in the first session of our new organizing training series “It Starts with Faith: Summer Organizing School” on Wednesday, July 15, at 7pm - 9pm ET/4pm - 6pm PT.
Reserve Your Spot!
At General Assembly, Naomi Klein reminded us that all things become possible in these moments of deep rupture. We need all hands on deck! Join leading organizers and activists to learn how to use electoral organizing strategies to carry your team to success.
We have designed a 6 week organizing school for social justice leaders with all levels of organizing experience. Join us for “It Starts with Faith: Summer Organizing School” to learn how to:
- build a solid social justice team
- identify roles and develop leaders
- focus your work around measurable goals for success in November
- maximize outreach using the latest communications tools and strategies.
Join us for the first session on Wednesday, July 15, from 7pm - 9pm ET / 4pm - 6pm PT. In this first session, we’ll outline the program and sign you up for the sessions, share tools that you can take back to your congregation, and gather information to help us customize the sessions for your needs.
At the end of the series, you will have the skills to lead your team to go All In in 2020 and beyond.
Bringing Our Values into the Public Square : Phonebank with Showing Up for Racial Justice
Thursday, July 16th 6 pm ET/ 3 pm PT
*Please note the that date has change. This event was previously shceduled for July 18th and has been moved to July 16th.
UU the Vote and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) are partnering to identify and build connections with anti-racist voters in Pennsylvania. We’re inviting white folks in PA to actively join in the urgent work of racial justice and learn what non-partisan racial justice issues are at play in the election this year.
Join the July 16th phonebank!
At the phonebank we’ll host a training and practice session and then dig into calls. Hear about the racial justice work SURJ has been supporting across the country and get into the practice of having values-based conversations.
Let’s live out values and work towards racial justice on Saturday, July 16, 6 pm ET/ 3 pm PT.
Together our groups will be a key part of spreading anti-racist values to work towards racial justice in our time.
Let’s #VoteLove and #DefeatHate together.
In faith and solidarity,
UU the Vote National Organizer
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