UU the Vote
Welcome to UU the Vote at Jefferson Unitarian Church. We believe that this is one of the most important election seasons of our lifetime, and we believe our values are at stake in this election. But we are not alone. We are able to be part of the civic engagement to ensure that our faith is represented in the conversation, including addressing voter suppression, getting people registered, and then, making sure that we help people get their votes in and counted. It’s big work, but we’ve partnered with the best experts in the field, inside and outside the Unitarian Universalist Association. Find out more about the national effort we’re partnered with at uuthevote.org. This project is funded in part by the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility.
Our Next Meeting
We will meet every other Thursday through the election. Please join us at 7 p.m. on any of the dates below by clicking here.
Thursday, October 29
Thursday, November 12
Thursday, October 29 // Proposition 118 Text Banking // 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. // JUC CAN and Together Colorado invite you to participate in Text Banking in support of Proposition 118, Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance. Please sign up here to receive an email with a link to Zoom training before the text banking date.
2020 Ballot Initiative Night
2020 Jeffco Commissioners Candidate Forum
You can email the leadership team with any questions you have at email@example.com.
One of the key principles of Unitarian Universalism is the use of the democratic process within society. This upcoming election gives you an opportunity to participate in that democratic process and vote for your UU values. Our UU values are reflected in the positions below including our beliefs in social justice, racial equity, and the inherent worth of all people. Take the time to learn more about what a YES or a NO vote means and vote for what you value.
- A YES vote on Proposition 118 would make it possible for millions of Coloradans to be able to provide for their families financially and be together at critical moments like welcoming a new child, recovering from a serious illness or caring for a loved one through establishment of a paid family and medical leave insurance program.
- A NO vote on Proposition 115 would prevent an abortion ban and ensure pregnant people can make their own reproductive health care decisions based on individual circumstances rather than arbitrary laws.
- A YES vote to repeal the Gallagher Amendment (Amendment B) would create a more equal tax base so that communities with less commercial real estate could still have needed funding to support schools, fire districts and other local services.
- A NO vote on Propositions 116 and 117 would prevent us from further decreasing state tax revenues during a time when the state has already had to make huge cuts in the state budget and so many families and communities are hurting and need more services and support due to COVID-19. These measures would disproportionately harm low-income folks and People of Color, and disproportionately advantage the richest Coloradans.
- A YES vote on Proposition 113 would affirm that as Coloradans we believe every individual vote should count in national elections.
- A NO vote on Amendment 76 would ensure 17-year olds remain eligible to vote in primaries where they would be age 18 by the time the general election happened.
No Need to stand in long lines to vote in Colorado!
Colorado voting is done by mail ballot. Every active voter receives a ballot in the mail at their voter registration address (probably your address when you received or updated your driver’s license). If any mail sent to a person by the county at their voter registration address is returned, then that voter becomes inactive and they no longer receive a ballot in the mail until they update their voter information at GoVoteColorado.com or contact their county election office (County contact information).
Voter registration and updating your address is REALLY EASY in Colorado! Just go to the website GoVoteColorado.com.
- Register to vote online with a driver’s license or Dept. of Revenue ID card number, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, birth date, and a mailing address.
- Update your address online (need your name as it appears on your driver’s license or ID card, your birthdate, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, and the zip code where you’re currently registered to vote).
Colorado Voter Registration Paper Forms:
- There is a box under Section #4 to check for persons experiencing homelessness.
- Under Section #6 is the mailing address for a ballot (in addition to a regular address, this address can be a church or other facility).
- Mail this form to the county where you will receive your ballot (County mailing information).
You should receive your ballot in the mail during the week of October 12.
Once you’ve filled out your ballot you can:
- Send it in by mail (must include postage) up until about October 20.
- Place your ballot in a Drop Box in the county where you’re registered to vote.
- Take your ballot to a Voter Services and Polling Center in the county where you’re registered to vote.
If you don’t receive a ballot, you can go to a Voter Services and Polling Center in your county starting on Monday, October 19. You can register to vote and vote until 7 pm on November 3 (Election Day).
Ballot Drop Boxes will be available and Voter Services and Polling Centers will open starting on Monday, October 19. Click here to find locations
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3 (must have ballots in by 7 pm, postmarks don’t count).