I’m Kathi Bayne. I joined Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation one year ago, with the support of my husband Omar. We are deeply appreciative of the opportunity to meet and enjoy so many new people as well as participate in congregation activities. Working with the Justice Council has been especially rewarding for me. One of our Council’s goals is helping with the UU directive to “UU the Vote” and encourage a large increase in participation in the 2020 election.
Last year, some of us joined the Youth Voter Movement (YVM – previously Parkland Voter Movement) to register high school students in the Fremont Tri-City area. Together we registered over 3000 local high school students to vote! Our Congregation shared our plate with YVM and helped the organization obtain a UU grant.
YVM is asking for our help and support again. Registration efforts will start in Fremont and Tri-Cities in late January and early February 2020.
You can sign up with your name and email address, after Sunday service if you are interested in volunteering for two hour high school registration shifts. The organization will get in touch with you regarding availability. These events were the most fun and most gratifying experience I have had registering people to vote!
YVM would like to help others to register high school and possibly college students. We would really like to hear from you if you are aware of any UU congregations or other groups that might like to participate in this highly successful undertaking. You and your ideas would be greatly appreciated at our Civic Engagement Committee.