You can become a member of UUSC by making a membership gift. Your contribution will support UUSC's work to advance human rights and promote social justice in the United States and around the world. As a member, you will also join a community of more than 40,000 UUSC supporters who share your ideals. You will also stay up to date on human rights issues through regular mailings, action alerts, and a subscription to our newsletter, Rights Now.
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Questions and answers about UUSC membership
Why is UUSC a membership organization?
UUSC's status as a membership organization provides us the autonomy to advocate for justice-oriented public policies across the political spectrum — our support from member contributions makes up approximately 60 percent of our annual budget. By neither seeking nor accepting government funds, UUSC maintains a high level of independence. In addition to supporting UUSC financially, our members and supporters also participate directly in UUSC's efforts to challenge oppressive policies.
How long do memberships last?
Memberships run for 12 months from the month the gift was received.
Why should I join UUSC? Don't contributions to my church support UUSC?
UUSC is an independent, nonsectarian nonprofit agency. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization for Unitarian Universalist congregations. UUSC is an affiliate of the UUA, but we do not receive funding from it. More than 90 percent of UUSC members are also members of UU congregations. Some congregations make contributions to UUSC, but being a member of a congregation and/or contributing to the congregation does not make individuals members of, or donors to, UUSC.
My congregation has an active social justice committee. Why do I need to support UUSC?
UUSC believes in acting locally and supporting globally. UUSC can increase the power of UU social justice by allowing all congregations and individuals to join together as one voice for human rights. UUSC is not a replacement for local social action but a powerful extension of it.
How does UUSC select its program partners?
UUSC seeks out people and organizations around the world who work effectively at the ground level, where human rights are being violated. These are our partners. Our staff, through visits and fact-finding efforts, measure their success. We are proud of the ongoing work of those we assist. Our aim is to support their efforts through funding, technical assistance, and ongoing advocacy.
Contact us about membership in UUSC
To learn more about membership in UUSC, call us 617-868-6600 (option 1) or send an e-mail to info @ uusc.org.