UUA General Assembly 2022: Final Business Agenda Now Available; Candidates Forum and Business Mini-Assembly Info - Archived

June 22-26, 2022
Final Business Agenda Now Available
The Final Agenda for voting at UUA General Assembly 2022 is now available!
This agenda includes two business resolutions, a bylaw rule update, and the rules of procedure which delegates will vote on during Multiplatform GA June 22-26, 2022. The order of business during General Sessions and information on the competitive election for the Board of Trustees is also included. Note that other items, such as actions of immediate witness, may be added during GA.
GA business is starting earlier this year
Following the GA theme of “Meet the Moment: Reimagining Radical Faith Community,” the UUA has redesigned the discussion and voting process to be more accessible, inclusive and democratic for both online and onsite delegates. This means that parts of the GA business process will begin earlier to give everyone more time to participate. Here are a few highlights:
  • Voting on business items and other official actions for delegates will happen through the online Delegate Platform, which is open now (see below on how to access it). Both online and onsite delegates can use an electronic device, such as a smartphone or computer, to access the Delegate Platform.
  • Voting for the competitive Board election starts June 1, 2022 via online ballot.
  • Any delegate may submit up to three total amendments to items on the Final Agenda through a form on the Delegate Platform. These must be submitted by June 8, 2022.
  • The Mini-Assembly to review amendments to items on the final agenda will take place online before GA. Amendments supported by 33% of delegates who vote at the Mini-Assembly can be considered at GA. The Mini-Assembly will start at 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET on June 11, 2022, and the ballot will stay open for 24 hours on the Delegate Platform.
  • Delegates will receive the updated Final Agenda a week prior to the start of GA, including the text of any amendments which advance from the mini-assembly.
Read the recent UU World story on changes to the GA business process.
Join the conversation
A new discussion forum for business items is open to all UU members at discuss.uua.org
Access the Delegate Platform
The online Delegate Platform (delegate.uua.org) is now open!
To access the Delegate Platform, delegates must be registered for General Assembly and have credentials. Congregations are responsible for assigning credentials to their member delegates. Ministers and religious educators can retrieve their credentials via ga-delegate.uua.org.
Delegates wishing only to participate in the business portions of General Assembly can register as business-only virtual registrants. Payment is not required, so it is financially accessible to everyone (a donation to offset production and platform costs is suggested).
Questions?
For questions on assigning or receiving delegate credentials, or accessing the Delegate Platform, please email gaonlinesupport@uua.org.
For any other questions on the GA voting process, email secretary@uua.org.
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Important New Books by This Year’s GA Speakers
General Assembly is almost here and inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop is here to welcome you to this year’s multi-platform General Assembly with all the great books and merchandise you know and love. We’re especially excited to introduce you to new books like How to Raise an Antiracist by Ware Lecturer Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation by featured speaker adrienne maree brown. You can shop all of their powerful and important titles online and in our booth in the exhibit hall.
Kokomo is Here!
Kokomo24/7 is the official vaccine verification app for in-person General Assembly attendees. Download Kokomo through the Apple Store for iPhones,  Google Play store for Android devices, or use the desktop version at safetycloud.kokomo247.com. Through the Kokomo 24/7 portal you can submit a photo of your COVID-19 vaccine card for pre-approval. This will help expedite your check-in process at General Assembly. The app also provides a map of all nearby testing locations. Kokomo 24/7 is 100% committed to the privacy of users.
We still recommend you bring your vaccine card, or a photo of your card, as this may be required by some local businesses or venues. Learn more about General Assembly safety and wellness.
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Ground Your Justice Work in UU Theology!
Are you looking for a way to spiritually ground your justice work? At Meadville Lombard, you will find a cohort of justice-makers who are learning to transform themselves to mobilize ethical leadership and healing into the world. In addition to our master’s degree programs, our new Leadership Institute for Growth, Healing, and Transformation (LIGHT) will offer programs for continuing education and certification for religious professionals and lay leaders.
Visit our booth, or join us for prospective student events, in-person and virtual! Register for prospective student events here: https://bit.ly/MLTS-GA22-prospective-student-events
For more information, contact us at YouBelong@meadville.edu.
Candidates Forum
The UUA Election Campaign Practices Committee (ECPC) will sponsor a Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 6pm MT / 5pm PT, featuring the two candidates in the contested election for Board Position #7, the Rev. Suzanne Fast and Rebecca Mattis, and the two candidates for Board Position #11, the Rev. Beverly Seese and the Rev. Justine Sullivan.
Members of the ECPC will serve as moderators, and attendees are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates in advance of the forum. Questions may be submitted to Matthew Johnson, a member of the ECPC, at minister@uurockford.org. Please note that questions may be consolidated or reworded for clarity, and not every question will be asked — but you are strongly encouraged to submit them.
Pre-registration is required. Take a moment to register now.
Business Mini-Assembly
This year, the business mini-assembly will take place before GA begins on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 4pm ET / 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT. Delegates will access the Zoom link to the mini-assembly via the Delegate Platform (delegate.uua.org).
Join the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) at GA 2022!
Join the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) at General Assembly 2022! We look forward to being with you virtually and in-person in Portland, OR!
GA Workshops:
Creating Climate Justice on an International Stage
June 24, 2022 / 1:45 PM PDT
By: UUA Office at the UN, UU Ministry for Earth, & UUSC
Speaking Justice in the Language of Our Faith
June 25, 2022 / 1:45 PM PDT
By: UUSC
Solidarity With Community Partners in Times of Crisis
In the GA On-Demand Library
By: UUA Holdeen India Program & UUSC
Also, connect with us at UUSC’s virtual and in-person exhibit booths!
Child Care Registration Closes Today, May 27
Today is the last day to register for Child Care (6 months – 4 years) and Day Camp (5 – 13 years). These programs will be available during the five days of GA. Child care will be provided at a nearby hotel by Northwest Nannies, in collaboration with Unitarian Universalist Religious Educators and adult GA volunteers.
Northwest Nannies has served the Portland community since 1985, and has provided care for the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. Child Care activities may include fun themes, arts & crafts, group games, music & movement, board games, story time, and dramatic play.
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Jenn Blosser, Director of Religious Education for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hartford County, MD, and Matthew Davis, Worship Arts Coordinator at the First Unitarian Society of Denver, CO, will provide children 5 – 13 with an immersive camp experience, using fantasy as a framework for reimagining the world and harnessing individual and collective power.
Vaccination will be required for children 5 and up. Children 2 years and up must be masked to participate. Space is limited. Register Now!
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Best of all, generous financial aid options are available.
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Last Call for Virtual Banners
The Banner Parade is a GA institution, and this year the tradition will be reimagined for a multi-platform audience. Banners will be displayed in the General Session Hall and the celebration will be live streamed for virtual GA attendees. This year, participants will be dropping off their banners before the event begins. Volunteers will decorate the hall before the celebration, allowing attendees to enjoy the event without having to wait in line for a processional.
Please bring your congregation’s banner to General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, or

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