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UUCivs: UUAA's Civic Engagement Team

Vote Your Values

 

Aligned with the UUA’s national “UU the Vote” and the Michigan UU Social Justice Network’s “Get Out the Vote” campaigns, UUCivs’ mission during this election season is to

   - Connect UUAA’s vision, values, and social justice goals to our Constitutional right to vote.

   - Find ways to get out the vote, both within UUAA and in the broader community.

   - Support under-represented communities in overcoming barriers to voting.


IMPORTANT DATES

Sept 24: absentee ballot mailing begins -- watch for yours!

Oct 3: last day to register to vote OR apply for an absentee ballot BY MAIL

Oct 13: last day to register to vote or request an absentee ballot ONLINE

Oct 19: last day to MAIL an absentee ballot, after that, deliver it to clerk or dropbox

For more details and additional voting deadlines and events, go to:  Voting Deadlines & Events


 

OUR VOTING TOOLS

We have a range of voting materials to help people navigate the voting or absentee voting process:

Voting Helpline: one-on-one helpers ready to get individuals the help they need within 24 hours. 1-855-VOTE-311 (1-855-868-3311) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Voting Kits: everything needed to register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot in one envelope. If you are helping somebody vote, click here for an electronic version of the kit.

Voting Clinics: Learn how to apply for and fill out an absentee ballot. Open to groups and individuals.

Zoom Clinics -- All scheduled clinics are now complete.

Use this link to ask about clinics.

This link takes you to a Non-partisan Voting Guide

 

 

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HELP US TO EXPAND THE VOTE

In our efforts to encourage voting throughout Washtenaw County, we want to offer voting support and materials to groups who might be facing barriers, including:

  •  People living in homeless shelters 
  •  People served by food banks
  •  Formerly incarcerated citizens and those awaiting trial or sentencing in jail
  •  Ypsilanti residents in low voter turnout areas-- identified as zip codes 48197 & 48198
  •  Those living in HUD-subsidized senior housing
  •  UUAA members with restricted mobility, lack of computer access, or first-time absentee voters

 We hope to build liaison teams to cultivate these relationships by phone and email. To participate in this important work, email Joanie Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

SUPPORT THIS WORK -- Getting Voting Kits into people's hands requires funding, and we can expand in direct proportion to the funds we raise to keep up with all the Voting Kit requests we are getting!

UUAA has created a special fund so that congregants can donate money to UUCivs to support efforts like Voting Kits, that help community members who face obstacles in exercising their right to vote, including the elderly, first-time voters, and the housing insecure.

If you want to help us reach more people — use this LINK and select “UUCivs” on the donor list.

 

 

COALITION PARTNERS

-- MUUSJN (Michigan UU Social Justice Network)

-- Voting Access for All (VAAC)

            -- “Use Your Voice” video

-- Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ)

-- League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor Area

            -- Vote411.org

-- UU the Vote

 

UUCivs INFORMATION:

Co-Chairs: Carrie Hatcher-Kay, Joanie Parker

Questions or to get on our Email List: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join the UUCivs Zoom Meeting, 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 pm (Next: October 11th)

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Zoom link. 

 

Voting Deadlines and Events

Videos & Resources 

UUCivs Teams

Ideas for Action

 

 

Promote The Vote Signs

 


 

VOTE UU VALUES ON Tuesday, November 3rd!

 


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