From a resolution on mental health at our first General Assembly in 1961—and many subsequent statements calling for fair and accessible healthcare—to the recent creation of an Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) healthcare plan, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations has a long history of concern and action in this arena.
Health care reform is an important justice issue and we want to connect concerned Unitarian Universalists (UUs) with meaningful opportunities for action. The first list below provides links to the three national coalition efforts of which the Association is an official member. The second list provides contact information for the UU State Advocacy Networks that have healthcare as one of their priority issues. We encourage you to connect with one or more of these groups. What you do makes a difference!
National Coalition Efforts Supported by the UUA
- Faith for Health—a coalition of more than 25 faith-based organizations to raise a powerful religious voice for just and equitable healthcare reform.
The 40 Days for Health Reform campaign starts on August 19. Sign up now to get involved!
- Faithful Reform in Health Care
- Health Care for America NOW!
UU State Advocacy Networks working on Healthcare Reform
- CA: UU Legislative Ministry, California
- NH: UU Action Network of New Hampshire
- MD: UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland
- MI: Michigan UU Social Justice Network
- NY: Interfaith Impact of New York State [An interfaith network with significant UU involvement]
- PA: UU Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network
- TX: Texas Impact [An interfaith network with significant UU involvement]
- WA: Washington State UU Voices for Justice
For additional Unitarian Universalist groups working on health care reform, please see our health care Resources page.
For more information contact la_womensissues @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.