Business Resolution on Arizona GA 2012

Here is the text of the GA Business Resolution referred by the UUA Board of Trustees.  I’m still seeking a copy of the meeting minutes to give more context to this democratic action, including the roll call of votes and motion-maker. – jsl

Business Resolution Phoenix GA by the UUA Board of Trustees

“Whereas the state of Arizona has recently enacted a law—SB 1070—that runs counter to our first principle, affirming the worth and dignity of every person,

Whereas the Association stands in solidarity with allies using a widespread economic boycott of Arizona as leverage for Love against this hateful legislation;

Be it resolved: we will not meet in a state of fear.

Accordingly, the Assembly hereby:

  • Directs the UUA General Assembly Planning Committee to recommend to the Board of Trustees an alternate location for General Assembly 2012 at a location outside the state of Arizona;
  • Pledges to generate from Member Congregations the amount sufficient to cancel arrangements in Phoenix for GA 2012;
  • Pledges further to generate an equal or greater amount to fund ongoing efforts to Stand on the Side of Love in Arizona.
  • Pledges to renew and redouble our efforts to become a multicultural, anti racist Association; to live as a people standing faithfully in opposition to systemic racism in our congregations, local communities, and in our own lives.

One response to “Business Resolution on Arizona GA 2012

  1. It was a special on-line meeting. I attended as an observer. I believe Jake Morrill (TJD) made the motion. It was amended once or twice. There was only one no vote, which came from John Blevins (PSD).

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