The Active Voices team works to create actionable messages on a variety of social justice topics. Our goal is to make it easy for community members to contact leadership at the local, state, and national levels and use our voices for action on important legislation.
Active Voices members follow current events and issues and identify legislation affecting those issues. We create related postcards with concise messages directed to senators, representatives, and the executive branch among others. We encourage FUS Sunday congregants to sign postcards, and Active Voices members complete the work of stamping and mailing them. For those unable to sign a postcard in person, we post our messages online along with the contact information of the intended recipients.
We value our support of each other and always make time for social interaction.
We value and desire the diverse perspectives of the young and old and all genders. All are welcome and encouraged to join.
Community Newspapers Build Connections
Community newspapers have been disappearing as print ads and subscriptions collapse. The U.S. has witnessed the demise of over 2,500 local papers since 2005, and that has resulted in “news deserts”. Research shows that without local newspapers, voter turnout in local elections and other forms of civic participation decline. Without local journalist watchdogs, local governments’ corruption increases. Without a reliable… Read…
Learn the Truth about Indian Boarding Schools
Legislation creating the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies (SF1723) will be voted upon in the upcoming Senate session. From the late 1870s to the 1960s, the U.S. Government collaborated with Christian churches to remove native children from their homes in order “to civilize them” away from the influences of their families.… Read…
Save Our Water
The city of Elko New Market is rushing through plans for California-based Niagara Bottling to build a factory in Elko New Market, with the intent to sell 310 million gallons each year of groundwater from the Prairie du Chien Jordan aquifer, all in single use plastic bottles. Before an amendment to the Elko New Market… Read…
Thank You, Minnesota Lawmakers!
Message: THANK YOU for legislation to: improve education help the environment protect and expand human rights improve public safety Thank you for this and all of your work for the common good. Please contact: Minnesota State Representatives – DON’T KNOW YOUR REP? Look her/him/them up here: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/ Minnesota State Senators – DON’T KNOW YOUR SENATOR? Look… Read…