Jericho March for Justice in DC

At yesterday’s Social Action Committee meeting, Gary Magnuson strongly encouraged us to become more active with UUSJ. Rev. Barber was a dynamic speaker at GA last June and he will lead this march on Friday at the Supreme Court.

Note: I downloaded  Write Here! Write Now! Toolkit  mentioned and it looks like an excellent resource for contacting legislators and a letter campaign.


For those of us not attending General Assembly, join Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Faith in Public Life on Friday, June 23, to witness on Voting Rights & Sentencing Reform. Details below.

Jericho March For Voting Rights & Sentencing Reform
Organized by Faith in Public Life 

Friday, June 23, 10:00am
US Supreme Court, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
RSVP to Rosemary at

This Friday, just days before the four-year anniversary of Shelby v. Holder—the Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act—Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Rev. Jennifer Butler and other prominent faith leaders will gather at the Supreme Court to urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions to preserve voting rights for all Americans and to rescind his call for federal prosecutors to aggressively prosecute “the most serious, readily provable offense” in all trials. Read more…

Faith in Public Life says, “By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations with opposing persons or others. You agree (i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law and (ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities.”

Tell UUSJ of your interest in Advocacy on Voting Rights & Sentencing Reform at We have:

  1. UUs for Democracy and Escalating Inequality listserves.
  2. A volunteer Advocacy Corps that visits the Hill on the second Tuesday of every month.
  3. Write Here! Write Now! Toolkit to help congregations voice their values with impact.

So step up and:

  1. Volunteer to develop white papers and Hill-ready letters on the issue, or do bill tracking.
  2. Consider writing to your senators and encouraging your congregation to offer a letter writing opportunity after its services.
  3. Help connect UU activists from congregations beyond the DMV to UUSJ so we can organize congregational letter delivery to the Hill.

We hope you will take part in this action to advance UU values of democracy and interdependence.

Pablo DeJesús
UUSJ Executive Director

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