Public Forum: Advocacy

To help AUUC members have an even greater impact at the Federal, state, and local levels, the AUUC Social Justice Committee and Friends of VOICE are hosting an Advocacy Forum to kick-off our 2019 advocacy activities.  

When: December 2, 2018,  1:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: AUUC Sanctuary

UUSJ, VICPP, VOICE and ARC of NoVA will:

  1. Present opportunities to improve our laws in 2019
  2. Describe where advocacy is most likely to make a difference, and
  3. Tell us how to be effective at achieving those improvements.  

Image result for pancakes JUUth will serve a pancake breakfast from 11:30 to 12:30 as a fundraiser for their Coming of Age trip to Boston. 

This is a great opportunity to support our JUUth and engage with our strongest advocacy partners (a double win)… please plan to be there!!   

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 letter writing campaigns and monthly in-person advocacy on Capitol Hill.  

At the state level, we have worked with the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP), participating in letter writing campaigns, making phone calls to legislators and participating in their annual Day for All People 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.  This year, we will also work with ARC of Northern Virginia on disability related issues.

We have had great success in the past year, e.g., Medicaid expansion in Virginia, preserving food aid for hungry people by protecting SNAP, keeping politics out of churches by maintaining the Johnson Amendment.