Below are UU groups and interfaith organizations that offer opportunities to engage with justice work by participating in the legislative process and by helping to make marginalized voices heard by those in positions of power.
Oregon UU Voices for Justice
This a statewide advocacy network that mobilizes Unitarian Universalists and their congregations to work for public policies in the state of Oregon that embody our UU principles of justice, equity, compassion in human relations and global stewardship.
Health Care for All Oregon
Health Care for All-Oregon’s mission is to create a comprehensive, equitable, affordable, publicly funded, high quality, universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon. People in Oregon are suffering, dying and facing bankruptcy because our health care system is failing them, it especially fails communities facing cultural and ethnic inequities.
Oregon Legislature has created SB 770, which established the Joint Task Force on Universal Health Care, they shall produce findings and recommendations for a well-functioning single payer health care financing system that is responsive to the needs and expectations of the residents of this state. We are supported by UU Voices for Justice.
HCAO is currently holding meetings. HCAO Eugene Chapter meets the first Tuesday each month via Zoom and also in person at the First United Methodist Church Eugene, 1376 Olive Street, 7-8 pm. Please join us, we need volunteers to get the word out. We follow local and state guidance on safe gatherings during the pandemic.
Contact: Kathy Filip, firstname.lastname@example.org
UU The Vote
“UU the Vote began as an “all hands on deck” project to articulate UU values in the public square and activate and organize Unitarian Universalists on a mass scale” responding to the call to combat white supremacy, fascism, and other injustice across the country leading up to the 2020 election cycle. They provide trainings and actions for both individuals and whole congregations to take part in.
Learn More: uuthevote.org
UU College of Social Justice
“The Mission of the UU College of Social Justice is to inspire and sustain effective and spiritually grounded activism for justice.” Founded in 2012 by the UUA and the UU Service Committee, the UUCSJ provides programs for youth, religious professionals, and adults of all ages to take part in experiential learning about injustice, and the intersections of justice and spirituality.
Learn More: uucsj.org