Forward Together

“Forward Together” is the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of North Carolina–a progressive, faith-based, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to “give life the shape of justice” by
  • coordinating and supporting the social justice work of individual UUs and UU congregations in North Carolina,
  • building relationships with other groups who are working for social justice, and
  • giving voice to our Unitarian Universalist values with respect to important social, economic, environmental, and political issues in North Carolina.
UU the Vote

UU the Vote

On January 12th, hundreds of UUs from 80 congregations all across the US participated in a webinar to officially launch the UUA's national "UU the Vote" campaign.

And just two weeks later, on January 26th, more than dozen UUs from eight UU congregations in North Carolina met by video/conference call with UU Forward Together and Susan Leslie from the UUA to share information about what UU congregations are doing and are planning to do locally in partnership with others to register voters, educate voters about voting rights and social justice issues, combat voter suppression and gerrymandering, and get voters to the polls in 2020; learn about the resources and support that are available from the UUA and other sources to support our work for electoral justice; and
discuss how UU Forward Together and UUs in North Carolina can partner with others to make a difference in the 2020 elections and beyond.

Going forward, what we're hoping is that we can continue this conversation in a second call and subsequent calls every month; organize a NC "UU the Vote" action team to plan, coordinate, and support our work for electoral justice in 2020 and beyond; identify a number of organizational partners that we can work with; identify at least two or three major statewide or regional electoral justice campaigns; and obtain grant funding from the UUA and other sources to support our work.

But to do that, we need your help, your time, your energy, your ideas, and your commitment.

HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh

HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh

There were probably AT LEAST 100 North Carolina UUs from at least 8 to 10 UU congregations marching in the 14th annual HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh this month. The weather was cold, but not as cold as it has been in past years. And after the march and rally about 45 or 50 UUs gathered at a nearby church for lunch, networking, worship, singing, and strategizing about how we can work with others to register voters and get them to the polls, fight voter suppression, educate voters about the issues, and make a difference in the 2020 elections.