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All Network Gatherings!

The first All Network Gathering for the Kentucky UU Justice Action Network is this Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm ET (6pm CT).  All Unitarian Universalists in Kentucky are invited to these free, online gatherings. 

This month, the gathering will feature Heather Vickery from the UU College of Social Justice and is titled "Speaking Justice in the Language of Our Faith".  As we start our new state action network, we know many of you want to become more comfortable speaking about your passion for justice in a way that is deeply rooted in the Seven Principles and Unitarian Universalist values. This network meeting is for you! Register here.


Statement from Racial Justice Team

The KUUJAN Racial Justice Team issued the following after the Kentucky Grand Jury returned their results in the Breonna Taylor Case: 

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has made his decision to defend a system that allows armed civil servants to kill innocent people. He defends a system that is built upon systematic racism, especially against Black and Brown Folks. Justice delayed for Breonna Taylor and other Black people killed by police violence is justice denied.

All Lives WILL NOT MATTER until Black Lives Matter. We will not stop calling for the arrest and prosecution of Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove for the murder of Breonna Taylor. We will not stop until the system values Black lives more than it values property damage caused by stray bullets. We will not stop until there are substantial and meaningful changes to the criminal legal system that center justice, compassion and equity. 

This is a Call to Action. The Kentucky Unitarian Universalist Justice Action Network works in solidarity with Black led organizations. We understand that this is not a time for silence. We are calling all Unitarian Universalist congregations of Kentucky to continue this fight and to choose love with action. 
We will be posting about ways to fight injustice, from marching in solidarity to financial contributions.

This movement fights for the inherent worth and dignity of all people by dismantling racist institutions, spanning the entirety of our core values and our Principles (including the proposed 8th principle). Let us show these values in word and in deed.

The Racial Justice Team meets next on Monday, October 5, at 7pm ET (6pm CT).  Email Rev. Dawn Cooley at justicecenter@tjuc.org for details.


Restoration of Voting Rights & What is Next 

The UU the Vote Team of KUUJAN wants you to make sure you have registered and requested your ballot! 

Today, Oct 5, is the last day to register to vote in Kentucky.

Friday, Oct 9, is the last day to request an absentee ballot in Kentucky.

Over 170,000 people with felonies in their past were granted the right to vote this past January. The Kentucky UU the Vote team has worked with organizations to call as many of these folks as they can to make sure they know and can get registered.  Over 500 contacts were made by our UU the Vote participants!

The effort now moves from registration to mobilization. The UU the Vote planning team will be announcing voter mobilization phone banks, text banks, and in-person (COVID-safe) campaigns. Watch our website for details.



Invitations from Kentucky UU Congregations

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church (name change pending!) in Louisville, invites all interested UUs to a special Wednesday, Oct 7,  "Coffee Chat"  with Wallace McMullen, who will be sharing about SOLAR DEVELOPMENTS and the latest in the NET METERING STRUGGLE here in Kentucky. Coffee Chats are 9-9:30 ET (8-8:30 CT). Connect via zoom


Does your congregation have something you would like to share with Unitarian Universalists around the Commonwealth? Email Rev. Dawn Cooley at justicecenter@tjuc.org before the end of the month to be included in next month's newsletter

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