The Civic Engagement group meets regularly to bring timely justice actions to each Sunday worship service. We pick important issues for letters, postcards, petitions, and phone calls. In addition, we network with other justice and faith groups in Phoenix and beyond.
Recent Civic Actions
Flat Tax Will Be on the 2022 Ballot
Signing a petition DID matter! Enough people signed the petition that contested the catastrophic flat tax passed by the Legislature to put the issue on the 2022 ballot. To make clear why this tax would be catastrophic, this is what would happen if it became law:
- It would reduce state revenue by $1.9 billion by introducing a “so-called” flat tax that gives the wealthiest Arizonans a $350,000 tax break.
- It would disproportionately benefit the wealthy. Nearly 3/4 of residents will see less than $50 and 1/2 will only receive $17 (according to AZ Cap Times).
- A 2/3 majority of the Legislature would be required to reverse the flat tax, meaning this change is all but permanent.
Feminism in Iroquois Culture / Filibuster Reform
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, learn how Iroquois women were a model for early feminists in the US. Read more about this untold story.
Color of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. The filibuster stands in the way of progress. Learn more about the situation in a seminar on Saturday, November 20 from noon to 1:30pm.
Used Clothing and Volunteers Needed at the Phoenix Welcome Center – Civic Engagement Update – Nov 11, 2021
The Phoenix Welcome Center (for asylum-seekers) is always in need of gently used clothing, especially men’s shirts and pants in small to medium sizes, comfortable shoes for both men and women and towels. If you have any of these items, email us at email@example.com to arrange to drop it off with us.
Learn more about volunteering at the Phoenix Welcome Center. Email us at the above address and we will forward you their latest newsletter, which does a wonderful job of introducing you to their great work.
Older notifications are viewable in our Civic Engagement archives.
Interested in Joining Us?
This document provides information about our mission and activities, how often we meet, and what we expect of our members: Civic Engagement Team. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UU Justice Arizona (UUJAZ)
In addition to weekly Civic Engagement actions, members of UUCP may participate with UU Justice Arizona (UUJAZ), a network of eleven AZ UU congregations. UUJAZ coordinates and promotes statewide justice efforts among UUs, including our annual UU Day at the Legislature. See the UUJAZ web page for more information, or visit their Facebook page.