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Missouri Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network (MUUAN) is a clearinghouse for the information needed to create public policies that reflect UU principles. Our goal is to have more individuals and congregations work with each other across the state.
 
Our primary strategy for getting started is to encourage UUs to network when they gather at issue-oriented events -- like the ACLU lobby day at the Capitol or PROMO's LGBT Equality Day.  We provide UUs with buttons so they can recognize each other.
 
This site provides links to organizations generally in line with our Principles and information on bills under consideration in the Missouri legislature, hearing dates for bills, and lobby days of interest to UUs.  
 
For an analysis of important legislation, see MASW, MNEA, CMC, MIRA and others in the Links section at the left.
 
Questions, problems, suggests, insights on bills?  Email muuanet@gmail.com. Or leave a comment on our Facebook page: Missouri UU Advocacy Network.
 
The principal MUUANs (Shanon Hawk, Katherine Connor and I) were involved in organizing a Human Rights Roundtable in October. MASW, ACLU-EM, Anti-Defamation League, Missouri Commission on Human Rights and MUUAN hosted a gathering of a broad range of organizations working on human rights: right to a clean environment, right to education, right to be treated fairly, right to fair taxation, etc. The objective is to have LGBT groups help immigrant rights groups help health care groups, and so on. It's good to have specialization; it increases expertise and dedication. But we also need to have the means to come together on the things important to us all.  About 35 people came to Jeff City, representing about 25 groups. A lot of excitement.
 
I've been working on a strategy to use the HUD Community Development Block Grant process to give individuals more opportunities to highlight discrimination they experience. HUD requires communities to accept testimony and plan corrections, but few people tell their stories. Better organization will have better results on a broad range of discrimination: ethnic, disability, gender, and so on. As of March 2012 HUD requires its programs to be free of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. See HUD under links to the left.
 
Don Love, MUUAN Convener 
 
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Don Love,
Feb 2, 2014, 2:11 PM
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