Dear Newsletter Editor,
We, Rebecca Mattis and Beverly Seese, are requesting that you publish the announcement below in your congregational newsletter to inform your members and General Assembly delegates that there is an actual election for UUA Board members at this year’s Portland General Assembly. This election is required since we petitioned to have our names placed on the ballot to provide delegates an opportunity to participate in the selection of our UU leaders.
Announcement of Elections at General Assembly
At this year’s General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, delegates will be given the opportunity to vote on candidates to serve on the UUA Board of Trustees. We, Beverly Seese and Rebecca Mattis, petitioned to be placed on the ballot providing delegates an actual choice of who will serve as future UU leaders.
We have arranged to hold three Meet the Candidates Townhall forums on May 18, May 25, and June 2, at 7:00 central time. Details can be found on our campaign websites.
Delegate voting opens June 1. We encourage you to become informed voters and live into our Fifth Principle, the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.