We cry out with pain, rage and despair. What can we do?
In the wake of the racially motivated hate crime in Buffalo, New York, and the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, it is clear that nothing less than a powerful, united fusion movement will be able to end systemic racism and enact lasting policies that protect our children.
Prayers and solitary petitions are not enough. We need to come together now across movements and raise our voices for justice and declare a shared agenda.
This is why UUs are going to Washington DC on June 18 with the Poor People’s Campaign. As the gun lobby gains power, as racist transphobic extremists build power on the backs of Black, Brown, and queer folx in the U.S., as more people are plunged into poverty and denied health care and living wages, and as our democracy and voting rights are under attack, Unitarian Universalists are ready to rise.
We are mobilizing and organizing for the June 18 Poor People’s Campaign March on Washington & to the Polls in 2022. We UUs have had a long partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign who have called us to a mass assembly to show our united power. We are answering yes.
Join the UUA Poor People’s Campaign Leadership Council and UU leaders from around the country on June 2 at noon for a Side with Love Facebook Livestream UU Gathering.
Come ready to mourn, to be inspired, to commit, and to organize. We’ll share details on the UU Meet Up at the March with JaZahn Hicks, UU the Vote Campaign Manager, UUA PPC Council members and UUs from around the country.
For other Side With Love meetings and initiatives, visit their website.