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Active Voices

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.

Messages

  • Ensure Help for Children & Families

    Reporting child maltreatment to appropriate agencies is the first step to helping children and families get the help that they desperately need. Current bills in the Minnesota Legislature SF4037 and HF4793 make clear that the failure to report maltreatment of a child is a misdemeanor. A mandatory reporter who knows or has reason to believe…

  • Prevent Tragic Gun Deaths

    Minnesotans have seen and experienced the horror of needless gun killings of adults and children in the last few months. None of these tragic deaths would have happened if guns had not been in the hands of children or adults ineligible to possess a firearm. It is time to pass some simple common sense gun…

  • No Pipelines for Carbon

    Over 2,000 miles of C02 pipelines – proposed to be used for Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) – are currently proposed across the midwest, traversing Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. It is claimed that they would carry carbon dioxide “captured” from ethanol plants and other industrial sites, but carbon capture and storage is…

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When we meet

Active Voices meets in person at FUS and via Zoom on most Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 3:00pm with some members staying past that time to complete the work of producing and mailing postcards. We also staff a table to collect postcard signatures on Sundays following the service.

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