2020 UU General Assembly Sharing
Scroll to the bottom of this page for a google doc with details about USG member’s experiences at this year’s GA.
There were 4933 total registrations, 3rd largest GA ever, including 60 youth. There were 1859 congregational delegates plus 382 ministers, 25 ministers emerita and 133 RE professionals for 2399 delegates total. From 635 congregations in 49 states, Mexico and Canada
Calls to Action:
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe located in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts, very near Providence where GA was meant to be, was a big part of the Opening Ceremony. In 2018, the Dept of the Interior refused to affirm the status of the Tribe’s reservation. The Tribe is asking UUs to contact their senators to ask for their support of HR312, a bipartisan bill, which will prevent Interior from disestablishing the Tribe’s reservation. Here is their website for more info:
Check out 50 ways to #UUtheVote here:
Rev Susan Frederick-Grey’s Presidents Report was informative and inspirational.
The Commission on Institutional Change’s Report (this links to a video of the Commission presenting their findings) was the result of three years of work following the 2017 acknowledgment of white supremacy in hiring at the UUA. You can find a link to more information and to download the full report HERE.
The Business Resolution Embodying Human Rights in Our Investment Decisions was adopted.
The following proposed Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs) were adopted.
The following Proposed Responsive Resolutions were adopted.
- Widening the Circle: Establishing Ongoing Intersectional Accountability Commission and Sunsetting the JTWTC
- Supporting and Investing in Youth and Young Adults in Unitarian Universalism
- The Pandemic: a Religious Response
Here is the text of the 1st and 2nd Bylaw Amendments regarding Co-Moderator Vacancies and Timelines for Nominating Committee.