Legislative Advocacy

Be Part of AUUC’s Advocacy Team in 2020!!

Over the past few years, AUUC has become increasingly involved in advocacy at the Federal, state and local levels.

  • At the Federal level, we have worked with Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) by participating in the Write Here/Write Now letter writing campaigns, monthly in-person advocacy on Capitol Hill, and ‘witnessing events’.
  • At the state level, we worked with the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP), ARC of Northern Virginia, Equality VA, and OneVirginia2021 participating in email campaigns, making phone calls to state legislators and participating in their various lobby days in Richmond.
  • Locally, we have actively supported Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE), having as many as 45 people at some of the VOICE Actions.

To ensure AUUC can have maximum impact, we are building even stronger communication links with both our partner organizations and within our church. For the latter, we are trying to get even more of our congregation on the AUUC Advocacy Team (AAT Google Group)  If you want to get information on advocacy opportunities, sign up to join this group! Joining the AAT doesn’t mean you are committed to advocate on every issue, or even any of the issues… nor does it mean that you have to make phone calls if that’s not your thing. There are a lot of ways to be effective. Being part of the AAT simply means that you want to get information on advocacy opportunities so you can make an informed choice on what you want to do.

To become part of the AUUC Advocacy Team or to learn more about it, contact John P, Dotty S or Ed K, or email [email protected]