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

 

This Month, We’re Getting-Out-The-Vote in Mecklenburg County, NC, (including the City of Charlotte)

Mecklenburg County, NC has seen low voter turnout in the Black community for several years. Voter suppression is the culprit. To reverse this negative trend, we are supporting a coalition of Black activists and faith groups called Team Unity NC. We are sending postcards that drive voters to the campaign’s website, where they pledge to “Vote and Do More.” Our cards help to empower voters to become activists – who vote, canvas, drive people to the polls, and get family and friends to do the same. Register for postcards to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (including the city of Charlotte)! Visit the Reeb table after church this Sunday to pick up your card bundles, or arrange to get them in Takoma Park, MD, in Northern VA or at the All Souls front desk during working hours. Stay current. Learn about the latest voter mobilization actions you can take. Join the mailing list of The Reeb Project for Voting Rights. Please send questions, requests, and bright ideas to: ReebVotingRights (at) allsouls.ws

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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