Connect to Advocate

Unitarian Universalists in the Northwest have a long history of making our voices heard, as we work to build a more just, eqitable, compassionate and sustainable world.  Part of this work is involves entering into conversations with decision-makers in government.  To help us connect with each other for this important work, we are now creating the NWuuJN:

Legislative Advocacy Hub

Here you can:

  • Learn, lobby, and strategize about advocacy for your issue.
  • PUBLICIZE events related to advoacy to our site calendar.
  • Post important advocacy opportunities to this topic.
  • Not a member -  JOIN US! - Members can post!

For more information about the Network and how to contribute, contact DD Hilke, Executive Director at NWuuJN.Exec@gmail.com

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