We are all holding the tension of this moment, of the smoke outside our windows, the rising COVID numbers, and the pending election. At so many moments we feel powerless, but over the next few weeks we hold great power. We each have an opportunity to put our faith in action, as we cast a vote. A vote that enables us to make our values known alongside millions of other Americans.
We are so excited to be participating in UU the Vote this week, a powerful movement in which we are invited to join the effort to get out the vote – to help our brothers and sisters in our communities and across the country access their power of choice. We are ecstatic to have Rev. Elizabeth Nugyen guide and inspire us in this process.
To UU the Vote during a pandemic is not just voter engagement, it means we:
Act Local to Build Thriving Communities: Community is at the heart of democracy. Housing, food security, health and self-determination are the pillars of a thriving community. COVID-19 has thrown more folks deeper into preexisting crises that threaten lives and democracy.
All in on the Issues, All in on Democracy:
Justice and Freedom for All. The U.S. carceral system is a threat to human thriving and democracy. Jails, prisons, detention centers, and the policing and surveillance of our communities are contrary to the principles of a democratic society.
Share Spiritual Resilience:
Justice work is deeply spiritual work. As we move through this moment our hearts, minds, and bodies are informing our work. Our joys and weariness are constantly shifting, but community is always our anchor. We are creating hope together.
We hope you’ll join us and be inspired to put your faith into action this week.
In love and kindness,
The Foothills Team