Our Vision: As justice-seeking people, we covenant to be change agents making manifest our vision of a world transformed by UU values.
Our Mission: We inspire, educate and empower congregations and individuals to effectively foster and support legislation in Washington state consistent with our vision.
We began in 2005 when the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in Boston, Massachusetts invited Jerome Chroman and Corinne Kelly, members of the University Unitarian Church, Seattle, to apply for a five year grant to establish a progressive legislative network in Washington State. The network was to be grounded in the life and priorities of Washington UU congregations and to bring our collective voices and shared religious values to political and public issues. In Spring 2006 Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation became UU Voices fiscal sponsor.
In its initial two years, Washington UU Voices was guided by a steering committee. At Washington UU Voices’ first annual meeting in June 2007, attendees adopted bylaws and elected a board of directors to guide the organization’s operation.
Since that time we received an IRS 501(c)4 status and have held annual fall conferences of our members to set priorities for the legislative session.
UU Voices for Justice is funded in part by the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility.