On June 26, 2011, at the General Assembly meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Charlotte, North Carolina, an Action of Immediate Witness opposing the Citizens United decision was passed. The resolution, “Oppose Citizens United–Support Free Speech For People” stated that “Unitarian Universalists believe in the ‘inherent worth and dignity of every person’, and in the ‘use of the democratic process’ in society at large”.

The 2011 General Assembly urged its UU member congregations across the country “to sign the resolution for The People’s Rights Amendment proposed at freespeechforpeople.org and encourage their Congressional representatives to sponsor such a resolution in opposition to the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United.”

Thank you to the General Assembly of the UUA for their outstanding leadership on this issue.

To view the full resolution, Click Here.

To view video of the General Assembly meeting, click below:

Part 1, the 2-minute speech proposing the AIW on Saturday, June 25th is from 3:18:58-3:22:05.

Part 2, the entire debate is from 1:12:08-1:35:34

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