Delegates pick reproductive justice as next CSAI
The 2012 General Assembly chose a new four-year Congregational Study/Action Issue at Saturday’s plenary. For 2012–2016, congregations and the UUA will focus on “Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling.”
During Friday morning’s plenary, delegates heard from advocates of five proposed Congregational Study/Action Issues for 2012–2016 and cast paper ballots for the proposal they would most like the Unitarian Universalist Association to work on for the next four years.
- CSAI 1: “Climate Action and Adaptation Plans: Why Greenhouse Gases and their Effects Matter to Us“
- CSAI 2: “Families, Population, and the Environment“
- CSAI 3: “Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling“
- CSAI 4: “Exploring Class Barriers“
- CSAI 5: “Ending Slavery“
No one of the proposals received a majority of votes, so delegates at Saturday’s plenary chose between the top two, “Reproductive Justice” (CSAI 3) and “Exploring Class Barriers” (CSAI 4).
The count on the Friday ballot vote was broken down into on-site and off-site votes; this year is the first year that off-site delegates’ votes are included in the final vote, based on changes to the bylaws:
|Proposed CSAI||On-site Vote||Off-site Vote||Total|