Our UUCC Voter Engagement Team is calling upon the congregation to participate in “UU Can!! Voter Canvassing Extravaganza” from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.
Canvassing will begin at Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd., and take place in Columbia’s First and Third wards. The purpose is to engage with the community concerning Proposition B (minimum wage) and Amendment 1 (“Clean Missouri”) and put our UU faith principles into action and reclaim democracy. Click the following button to sign up:
Because of the efforts of our Voter Engagement Team, which works with Missouri Faith Voices, 62 shifts on behalf of Proposition B and Amendment 1 had been completed as of Oct. 16 – 29 canvassing shifts and 33 phonebank shifts. Thirty-seven different UUCC volunteers have been involved. This turnout has meant that we’ve been able to knock on 735 doors and talk to 361 people by phone, 65%-70% of whom support our issues. With UU help, Faith Voices also registered 76 low-income voters who are often discounted. THANK YOU!
Importance of the Initiatives:
As you know, Proposition B and Amendment 1 are important initiatives – the first to help the most marginalized among us by raising the minimum wage, the second to help restore democracy in our state. If we can pass Amendment 1 in Missouri, imagine the example we set for the rest of the country. And then imagine the people’s initiatives that could be put forward if every state prevented the corporations and large donors from controlling our elections and political system!
Both of these initiatives speak directly to several of our UU principles:
- First Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Second Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Fifth Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- Sixth Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
What’s left to be done, we can do together:
We have a huge opportunity, but it will only happen if we work hard to get out the votes. Will you please join us? We only have two more weeks to do this, and we need to make an all-out effort.
If you can spare time for just one canvass or phone bank it could make a big difference.
This Sunday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., we are asking UUs to come out in a big way for Proposition B and Amendment 1 by canvassing with us in two wards that typically have a low voter turnout.
From the the UU Missouri Faith Voices Voter Engagement Team (click links below to email team members for more information):