MUUC is working to #UUTheVote by encouraging citizens in swing states to register to vote. As Rev. Susanne demonstrated in our January 19 service, we are writing letters with Vote Forward. That Sunday we wrote 30 letters. In total MUUC members have already written about 200 letters encouraging voter registration.
The #UUTheVote program of non-partisan social justice work is directly in line with our UU principles. As the UUA says on their website, “Our UU values of interdependence, democracy, and the inherent worth and dignity of all people are direct antidotes to the fear, bigotry, and inequity that define our world.”
Now it is your chance to join in and help MUUC commit to writing thousands of letters encouraging voter registration. Will you make a commitment to writing 20, 50, 100 or even more letters? We’re using a shared Google spreadsheet to track our commitments and progress. For instance, Dave & Kathy F have each committed to writing 1000 letters.
Here’s how you join in:
1. Go to the shared spreadsheet and enter your name along with the number of letters you are committing to write.
2. Visit http://VoteFwd.org/ to register. Wait for your request to be approved.
3. “Adopt” voters in one of the Voter Registration campaigns, usually 5 or 20 at a time.
4. Download, print, write and mail the letters.
5. Mark the letters mailed on the VoteFwd website AND update your “written & mailed letters” column in the Google spreadsheet.
Some details: Ask Dave F for help if needed. You’ll need to provide your own printing, envelopes and stamps.