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UUSC Issues Voter Guide to Promote Human Rights at the Ballot Box

Leading human rights advocate puts migrant, climate, and international justice front and center in Nov. 8 midterms
With midterm elections right around the corner and voters weighing their top issues, human rights will now be front and center on November 8. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has issued a voter guide promoting migrant, climate, and international justice at the ballot box.

“Elections have consequences, not just for our local communities, but for millions of people worldwide. So we are issuing our guide to ensure voters have the information they need before making decisions that will be felt far and wide,” said Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, UUSC’s president. “At UUSC, we take the time to learn from our partners and the communities they serve. We prioritize their experiences, needs, and solutions. This guide is a distillation of what we’ve learned and we’re proud—and humbled—to connect those lessons to the elections, which play a vital role in choosing leaders who can help us all experience justice.

“We have a moral obligation to translate the vital knowledge and wisdom of communities facing oppression into actionable items that civil society can take to introduce change. Engaging in the electoral process is but one way we take those lessons and convert them into action. We need leaders who will work to secure a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, take action on the climate crisis, and protect human rights worldwide. This year, voters have the power to do that.”

UUSC’s midterm voter guide is available online at:

The guide provides updates on vital legislative issues relating to human rights, such as candidates’ voting records on the Dream and Promise Act to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and offer a pathway to citizenship. It is intended to be a jumping-off point for voters to research their options in November, but it is by no means an exhaustive list of the critical factors voters should keep in mind when they cast their ballots in November.

As a non-partisan organization, UUSC does not endorse any candidate for office and holds all elected officials, regardless of party, to the same standard of promoting human rights.