Passed: fossil fuel divestment AIW

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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General Assembly delegates voted overwhelmingly Sunday afternoon to adopt the Action of Immediate Witness “Consider Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry,” which calls for delegates to “begin a…

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Delegates oppose institutional racism with AIW

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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GA delegates voted overwhelmingly Sunday afternoon for an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) that condemns racist mistreatment of young people of color by police. The AIW grew out…

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AIW passes urging end to corporate personhood

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Unitarian Universalists should join efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision to eliminate corporate personhood. That’s according to an Action…

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Texts of today’s draft Actions of Immediate Witness

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The draft Actions of Immediate Witness that delegates will consider in this afternoon’s plenary session are available in today’s CSW Alert! (PDF).

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Three proposed AIWs added to 2013 agenda

Saturday, June 22, 2013
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Delegates narrowed down the six proposed Actions of Immediate Witness to three, and voted them onto Sunday’s agenda. The UUA’s bylaws only allow a General Assembly to adopt…

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Delegates consider six AIW proposals

Saturday, June 22, 2013
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During Saturday morning’s plenary session, General Assembly delegates heard six proposed Actions of Immediate Witness: “Consider Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry,” “Stop persecuting Whistleblowers,” “Support the Proposed 28th…

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Final texts: 2011 Actions of Immediate Witness

Friday, July 22, 2011

The three Actions of Immediate Witness adopted by the 2011 General Assembly were published on the UUA website two weeks ago, but I forgot to provide direct links…

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Delegates vote to eliminate AIWs at 2012 Justice GA

Sunday, June 26, 2011

After impassioned debate on the future of Actions of Immediate Witness at Unitarian Universalist Association General Assemblies, delegates overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bylaw amendment that would…

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AIW 3, calling for end to Afghan involvement, fails

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Action of Immediate Witness 3, calling for an end to U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, failed to gain approval of two-thirds of GA delegates Sunday. A similar measure…

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Approved: AIW supports California supermarket workers

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Delegates adopted Action of Immediate Witness 2, “Support Southern California Supermarket Workers’ Struggle for Decent Wages and Benefits.” Rick Rhoads, delegate from the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of…

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AIW 1, protesting ‘Muslim radicalization’ hearings, passes

Sunday, June 26, 2011

GA delegates approved Action of Immediate Witness 1, “Protest Rep. Peter King’s Hearings on Muslim Radicalization,” Sunday morning after a lengthy debate on an amendment that would have…

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Approved: AIW opposes corporate personhood

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Delegates adopted Action of Immediate Witness 4, which opposes the U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC. That decision, according to the AIW, “enshrined corporations as persons…

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No substantial changes to AIW bylaw amendments yet

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The two proposed bylaw amendments that would affect Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs) came out of the mini-assembly on Thursday afternoon without substantial changes, according to Greg Boyd,…

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Commission will introduce four Actions of Immediate Witness

Friday, June 24, 2011

Saturday’s “CSW Alert,” the daily General Assembly social witness business update that delegates will receive as they enter the plenary hall Saturday morning, includes the text of four…

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Trustees prepare to make case for smaller board

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees met in Charlotte, N.C., today for the first of two days of meetings before the start of the 2011 General Assembly….

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Final texts of GA resolutions now available

Monday, July 12, 2010

Here are the final texts of the Actions of Immediate Witness, business resolutions, and responsive resolutions adopted by the UUA’s 2010 General Assembly. Actions of Immediate Witness Clean…

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Texts of proposed responsive resolutions

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here are the texts of the four responsive resolutions introduced during the final plenary session at the UUA’s 2010 General Assembly. These are unofficial versions, as presented to…

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Board meeting: Significant changes ahead for GA resolutions

Monday, June 28, 2010

The UUA board held its traditional post-General Assembly meeting on Monday morning, June 28. They conducted an informal evaluation of the board’s General Assembly workshops; discussed the possibility…

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AIW to end the blockade of Gaza fails

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Action of Immediate Witness to end the blockade of Gaza and growth of Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory failed to achieve the needed majority to pass. Debate…

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AIW fails: End the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Sunday, June 27, 2010

In a close vote, AIW 6, “End the U.S. War in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” fell short of the two-thirds vote needed for approval. The sponsor of the resolution,…

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