Legislative advocacy is one of our means of realizing justice on the issues we care about. We work on setting legislative priorities through the Legislative Conference each year. In the following legislative session in Olympia, we represent UUs through contacts with legislators and testifying at hearings. We coordinate with other advocacy groups such as the Sierra Club, the Faith Action Network, the Poverty Action Network and the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy. Several of these groups have lobby days each year (see below for announcements) and we participate with other allied groups.
If you would like to be more active in legislative advocacy, you can sign up to be a power lobbyist by clicking in the menu on the right and filling in the form. The Power Lobbyist page explains what is involved. The Advocacy Tools page provides you with some tools for action.
It is crucial, when getting involved with the State Legislature, that you know who your legislators are and what districts you are in. Please visit Find My District and type in your address and learn this information. It will be important in your work with the Legislature.
JUUstice Allies are part of the fabric of justice seeking organizations.
- ACLU of Washington: https://www.aclu-wa.org/
- Washington Environmental Council: https://wecprotects.org/
- Faith Action Network: fanwa.org
Interested in National Issues? Get Your Message to DC Sooner!
JUUstice Washington is primarily concerned with state issues. For UUs interested in national issues, we have a sister action network,UUSJ.net, in Washington, DC. Security scrutiny of postal mail to Congress and executive agencies in Washington, DC results in a month-long delay of delivery. To avoid this delay, you can request a national advocacy toolkit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. With this toolkit, you can frame messages to Congress and executive agencies, and activists in DC will hand-deliver them for you.