Reeb Project for Voting Rights
Reeb Voting Rights Project

Stop Voter Suppression and Partner for Voting Rights and a Multicultural Democracy

We 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 Primaries: Get Out the Vote

Postcard Campaign

May 2 – June 6

Send postcards to Virginia voters to safeguard the advances made by Virginia in protecting the right to vote. This campaign focuses on registered Black voters in Virginia who didn’t vote in 2020 or 2018. Voters who miss two federal elections are likely to be dropped from the voter rolls. Voting in the primary greatly increases the likelihood that the person will vote in the general election and prevents the voter from being dropped.

Sign up here to help send postcards to Virginia Voters

Join Us

We have general organizing meetings the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month 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.

Reeb Voting Rights Project nighttime protest

About

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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