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Unitarian Universalist Policy

The Unitarian Universalist Association's commitment to disability rights can be documented as early as 1961, when a general resolution asked us to “influence public opinion and government agencies on behalf of the needs of people with mental illness.”

Since then, several statements have reaffirmed the principle that disability, like race, gender, religion, etc., should never be the basis of discrimination.

Arizona General Assembly 1988 Site
1987 Resolution of Immediate of Witness
... of its and their activities and in the full range of human endeavor without regard to race, color, disability, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or national origin and without requiring adherence ...

Equal Opportunity in Ministerial Settlement
1989 Business Resolution
... opportunity calls for ministerial settlement procedures without discrimination because of race, color, disability, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or national origin; WHEREAS we are concerned ...

The Civil Rights Act of 1990
1990 Resolution of Immediate of Witness
... the full participation of persons in full range of human endeavor without regard to race, color, sex, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or national origin and without requiring adherence ...

A Job, A Home, A Hope
1995 General Resolution
... affordable housing, or denial of access to quality health care; WHEREAS physical illness, physical disability, mental illness, or addiction to drugs or alcohol prevent some members of our society from ...

In 1997, we passed our first resolution devoted exclusively to recognizing the need to address accessibility.

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
1997 Business Resolution
... committee, supporting congregations in their efforts to become more accessible, address matters of disability concerns and report annually to the General Assembly on these issues. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED ...

In 2004, we again identified accessibility as a civil right, necessary for all of our eligible citizens to be able to participate in the democratic process.

Electronic Voting
2004 Action of Immediate Witness
... Representatives by Rep. Rush Holt (H.R. 2239). This bill would require VVPAT and accessibility for persons with disabilities and would ban electronic voting systems that employ wireless technology.BE ...

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Last updated on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

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