Reeb Project for Voting Rights
DC Statehood Event: Saturday May 8 from Noon to 4:00 PM.
All Souls will be hosting its 2021 Mother’s Day Plant Sale at the church on Saturday, May 8. That day the Reeb Voting Rights Project will also be on site to help our community come together and support DC Statehood bills moving through Congress now as part of the national John Lewis Day of Action. Scroll down for in-person and virtual participation options!
In-Person: Come any time between noon and 4:00 pm to learn more about how you can be part of the campaign for the 51st state! Pick up a yard sign, an action toolkit for reaching out to friends and family in key states, and/or film a short video testimonial about why statehood matters to you- along with music and enjoying the plant sale. RSVP here to reserve a yard sign, make a donation, and/or offer a testimonial. Masks and social distancing required.
Join our action in support of DC Statehood – here’s how to participate remotely:
- Use our Toolkit to contact friends and family in DC to get involved and outside DC to contact their Senators! Download the Toolkit here.
- Share your reasons for supporting statehood with a short video → Tell your own 1-2 minute story and upload your videos here OR → Sign up on our webform to do a short interview and record via Zoom
- For Unitarian Universalists who live outside of DC: click here to email your Members of Congress through Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice
We will continue to have general organizing meetings every other Wednesday, and on the alternate Wednesday nights at the same time and the same link, we will be having meetings with a special focus.
All are welcome at all meetings.
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Make a Difference
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 progressive 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.
We are united through love in action.
The Reeb Project for Voting Rights is dedicated to increasing voter participation. We work in solidarity with other UU congregations and progressive 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. Since our launch in 2013 (at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington), we have called, met, registered, and mobilized thousands of voters in Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. We also support full representation and voting rights for the District of Columbia.
The Reeb Project 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:
- Have impact on the national discussion on voting rights by leveraging our unique history, DC location, and influence within Unitarian Universalism.
- Increase voter turnout in specific communities by working in solidarity with local UU congregations and progressive partner organizations that center the leadership of people of color.
- Continually raise consciousness of the injustice of our own disenfranchisement as DC residents and seek remedies to this injustice.