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Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness Advocacy Network

Iowa UCC & UUs Connecting for Justice

This spring, the IUUWAN board voted to invite UCC members to work with us on justice.  We're looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship!
Advocacy: how to easily and effectively work
with our elected officials
Sometimes it feels like there's nothing we can do.  And besides that, we have too much to do already.  How can you take the little time you have and turn it into effectively reaching out and impacting what our elected officials do?  How do we take the power we have and make as much justice as we possibly can?  Terry Lowman, the lead organizer for the Iowa UU Witness/Advocacy Network, IUUWAN, and AJ Segerni, IUUWAN board member and long time organizer, will present.

Below are links to of our partners in advocacy: UULAW for Iowa advocacy and UUSJ for Federal advocac
Where:  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, 
          3707 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA
When:   9:00 AM, Sunday, November 5

The Agenda

Making Long Term Impact Through Community Organizing Techniques
What's the most effective means of reaching your representatives?
Ways to get to personally know your representatives.
Meet our UU partners in Des Moines and in Washington, DC
We'll have two short videos--What to do when visiting your representatives
and 5 Things Not to Do

Check out this year's concert series at
First Unitarian Church of Des Moines


New!  Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice

Iowa's voice in the nation's capital.

New! Des Moines 
UU Legislative Action Workgroup, UULAW

                                                   The Corruption of Our Democracy Video Curriculum, TED TALK + Curriculum
IUUWAN board members are available to help you start your workshop.

The Congregational Study/Action Issue, CSAI, voted for at the 2016 UUA General Assembly is The Corruption of Democracy.  The official UUA curriculum will come out in November, but few UUs have the time to read books and prepare a course of study.  This curriculum includes chalice lights and closings and pointers for conversation.  The demographics of TED Talk views overlaps very well with UUs...curious, open people.  That makes the facilitating very easy--show the videos and UUs will make the conversation happen.  You can access the curriculum
here.  Or if you contact TerryLeeLowman@gmail.com, he will send you a thumb drive with all the videos and the curriculum loaded on it.

Individual Membership
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Click on photo to see 5 minute video on why UU state advocacy networks matter 

Speakers' Bureau
Contact us at TerryLeeLowman@gmail.com to make arrangements. Back to Basics! A workshop or forum on how to find your voice when there's so much noise.

Because we work in coalition, we have contacts in many areas of justice: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Environmental Justice, Restorative Justice or we can just talk about what IUUWAN is doing.


IUUWAN volunteers can do as little or as much as your schedule allows.

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$1 per member suggested dues

Make your tax deductible check* payable to IUUWAN and mail to:

3425 Valley View Road
Ames, IA  50014

* We are totally a volunteer organization requiring very little money.  Consequently, we're not set up to take credit cards.

Donations made to IUUWAN are tax deductible under Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness/Advocacy Network's 501 c3 tax exempt status.  

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