Reeb Project for Voting Rights
Reeb Voting Rights Project

Get into “Good Trouble” with Reeb Voting Rights Project

Picture of an example postcard encouraging people to go voteWe need you – the hundreds of members and friends of All Souls, who have powered us over the past seven years – to mobilize and equip voters with the information they need to ensure their votes count and their voices are heard.

Join us as we work in solidarity with other UU congregations and community partner organizations that center the leadership of people of color, work in communities with historically low voter participation, and advocate for changes to oppressive voting laws.

Our 5th UU Principle, “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large,” compels us to advocate for a healthy inclusive democratic process.

Current Actions

Virginia Postcarding Campaign

Help to GET OUT THE VOTE (GOTV) for the Virginia Midterm General Election.

We are encouraging underserved communities to make their voices heard by postcarding to people of color who are registered, but rarely vote. As always, we are partnering with Reclaim Our Vote, and this time we are focusing on voters in Prince William County, Virginia.

Postcards may be mailed anytime from now through October 1.

If we can GET OUT THE VOTE, we can help ensure that people who share our UU values will represent the country. We know that a majority of Americans (and Virginians) are in favor of positions like abortion rights and gun control, so GOTV efforts are important and get us closer to a representative democracy.

Registration: Click here to register to write postcards for this campaign.

Texting/Calling Parties

Screenshot of a Zoom. In each video window, people can be seen making phone calls or texts to get the vote out.
Virtual UU the Phone Bank

Stay tuned! We’ll be holding texting and phone banking parties in the near future!

Join the Leadership Team

Reeb Voting Rights Project nighttime protest
Reeb Voting Rights Project nighttime protest

We have general organizing meetings every other Wednesday to build our beloved community and organize our efforts to support voting rights, assist voter registration, and get out the vote for critical primaries and elections at the local, State, and Federal level. All are welcome at all meetings. We are united through love in action.

Send us an email at ascvotingrights@gmail.com and we can tell you more about what we are doing and how you might get involved. We are looking for postcard writers, callers, texters, data crunchers, leaders, and organizers to help us build another world.

You can also sign up for our mailing list.

About

Picture of members of the Reeb Voting Rights Project holding individual letter signs that spell Freedom To Vote at a nighttime protest
Reeb Voting Rights Project – Freedom to Vote

The Reeb Project for Voting Rights is named in honor of former All Souls associate minister James Reeb – beaten to death in 1965 when he went to Selma, Alabama, to march for voting rights. The project has four goals:

  • Building a beloved community dedicated to ensuring equal representation in the democratic process that reflects the inherent worth and dignity of every human being.
  • Engaging in targeted efforts to mobilize voter turnout in historically marginalized constituencies by working in solidarity with grassroots partners that center the leadership of BIPOC communities and other underrepresented groups (LIGBTIQ+, disability, migrants etc.).
  • Conducting ongoing public education and awareness campaigns focused on voter suppression, disenfranchisement of DC residents, and the rights of the formerly incarcerated, and work in the service of impacted communities to develop remedies to these human rights violations.
  • Integrating an intentional racial and intersectional justice lens across all our voter mobilization efforts from the very outset to ensure racial, gender, and social equity.

Since our launch in 2013 (at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington), we have called, sent postcards, texted, met, and mobilized thousands of voters in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Arizona. We provide voters with helpful, non-partisan information about registering to vote and exercising their right to vote. We have also supported DC Statehood and national voting rights legislation.

We do this work in solidarity with other UU congregations and community partner organizations that center the leadership of people of color, such as Reclaim Our Vote, Center for Common Ground, Side with Love Action Center, New Virginia Majority, and Washington Interfaith Network.

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