The “fierce urgency of now” calls us to put our principles into action and be the change we want to see in the world! Those fantastic marches in Washington, Augusta, Portland, Tenants Harbor, Vinalhaven, across Maine, throughout the country and around the globe were only the beginning of standing up for the inherent worth and dignity of every person and for the interdependent web of life. The next steps are to contact our elected officials when nominations, policies and legislation are proposed that are not in accord with our principles. So much is happening very quickly that calls for our attention, however, that it is hard to sort out priorities. Working together, however, we can make this task easy to do. Listed below are links to simple ways to take action and find out more on how you can give voice. Contact Lucie Bauer (975-7043, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Dailyaction.org – this site works great on your smart phone or your computer. Each day an action will be sent with direct links to whoever needs a phone call.
Weekly Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience – Jenn Hoffman, a blogger, researches the issues for you. Weekly actions to take and links to learn more about issues.
Learn more on how to take action:
IndivisibleGuide.com – Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network (www.muusan.org) Sign up to receive information on issues at the State level that primarily focus on: democracy in action, health care for all, and climate change. Also, can follow this UU group on Facebook.
Congressional Action Tips – Most effective ways to get your voice heard. How to make that phone call. Email Carney at email@example.com for a copy of this.
Remember to say thank you if a congressperson supports your view.
Caring for Ourselves: A Time for Reflection and Sharing
It helps to know that each of us is not alone in grieving for the destruction now going on in the world. On Sundays at 11:30 a.m., after the morning service and time for coffee, you are invited to join others in the back of the sanctuary to reflect on and share (briefly) our fears and our hopes after the events of the previous week. Let us join our hearts and spirits together as we navigate the hard road ahead. We will end our time together at noon.