Share the Plate is a UCN program to support non-profit charitable organizations whose humanitarian and social justice goals reflect our UU principles.
July & August 2022
Everytown for Gun Safety
In late June, the first bipartisan gun safety legislation in 26 years — the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” — was passed by the U.S. Senate and House and signed by President Biden. To gain enough support to pass, this new law was a compromise, with the legal director of Everytown successfully advising Democratic negotiators facing NRA and other conservative demands. Everytown for Gun Safety is the largest gun safety citizens group in the country, with 8 million members, ready and able to push for even stronger community action and future legislation for gun safety. Everytown identifies research-based strategies that are proven successful in different aspects of reducing gun violence and increasing gun safety in the U.S.
Faith in Action
Love is Universal
The original of this LOVE IS UNIVERSAL mural was painted on the wall in Cedarburg’s Webster Middle School by students in its Student Acceptance Team. When controversy caused by its multi-cultural message resulted it its being painted over by the administration, the mural was recreated as a traveling exhibit and UCN was proud to give it its first display for a month in late 2021.
Women's Voting Rights Celebration
On April 26, 2020, UCN members gathered and tolled the church’s historic bell 19 times. We were honoring the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote in 1920. The celebrations also included the names and biographies of some of the Wisconsin women who had been influential throughout the fight for suffrage (despite opposition from the state’s breweries and tavern owners who were afraid of women voting for Temperance!) The women’s groups formed to fight for suffrage became The League of Women Voters.
UCN volunteers, in the row the right, provide the food that they serve several times a year at the monthly Community Meal at Parkside Community Church of Christ in Saukville, WI. The meals are popular and well-attended (see the row on the left in photo).