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Common Good

capitolbuildingThe mission of the Common Good committee is to show how individuals can help to solve social and environmental justice problems at the source. We work closely with UU Justice Florida (www.uujusticefl.org), the UU Service Committee, and interfaith and secular partners for public policy and social change. By taking actions together, we empower the voice of our Unitarian Universalist values in the public arena and make a difference on critical issues such as escalating inequality, climate change, and justice for all.

We are trying to solve problems at the source so they don’t keep happening again.

You can participate as you have time in actions for systemic change even as you focus on hands-on help in the community. Here are some of the actions we can take together:

  • Civic engagement and public witness: events, rallies, and contacts with local, state and federal officials
  • Coordinated communication: letter-writing, petition-signing, blogging, social media outreach
  • Education: forums, worship services, films
  • Voter participation: encouraging voter registration, voter education, voter involvement, and opposing voter suppression.

Please sign up on the Common Good/UU Justice Florida list at the Social Justice table in the lanai for alerts on timely actions we can take. Together we can make a difference!

Common Good News

You’re Invited

facebookThe Common Good Committee invites all UUCOV members and friends to join our new, public Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/InTouchCommonGood/ to share thoughts about what is happening in this country and to collaborate and promote efforts for peace, social justice and protection of the earth our home.

If you have joined or would like to join the Facebook group but have questions about how to use Facebook, make or share posts, etc., you can send a message to that effect, with your phone number, to Barbara Buehring, . Please include information about the device (phone, tablet, computer) and operating system (Android, iPhone or iPad) you are using.

Issues For Our Common Good

UUJFThree members of our Common Good Committee attended UU Justice Florida Legislative Days in Tallahassee March 20-21. See the handout we left with our legislators, and the tracker you can still use if you want to contact legislators on specific bills here: http://www.uujusticefl.org/action-network/take-action. The 2017 Florida Legislative session runs until May 5. All our voices are needed.

For all who are concerned about climate issues, please join us at the Third Assembly of the Florida Interfaith Climate Action Network, April 28 at the First United Methodist Church, 142 East Jackson Street, Orlando, FL 32801. All those interested may stay overnight at a local hotel and join the People’s Climate March in Orlando April 29. Register here: www.interfaithflorida.com. This year’s focus: Florida: Water is Our Life. If you would like to join the carpool from UUCOV, please call Kindra 941-266-8278.