Success at the “Reversing Inequality—Healthcare Justice is a UU Value” Conference

From left: Pablo DeJesus, UUSJ Executive Director,
Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7), and Rachel Bennett Steury, UUJEC


Over 60 UUs from 16 states attended the conference, hosted by UUSJ and the UUs for a Just Economic Community, and took part in advocating with members of Congress on the implications of inequality decisions about our healthcare system. UU congregations in 18 states wrote a total of 407 letters, which were delivered to their senators and representatives by the conference attendees. Some testimonies from the conference:

  • “I liked not only the presenters, but the connections we made with each other.”
  • “I learned a lot and actually doing real lobbying gave me a sense of purpose and made it feel worthwhile.”
  • “Inspiring and made me feel like a participant in democracy.”