A lifelong Unitarian Universalist, Kindra has been involved in Denominational efforts in New York, Massachusetts and Florida. Unitarian Universalists are family to her.
Kindra has served the UU Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) since its inception in 1998 on various committees and the Board, and now chairs the Common Good Committee, one of four social justice committees of UUCOV (http://uucov.org/congregational-life/social-justice) She was Trustee of the Board of the Florida District from 2004-2005, and President of the Southwest Cluster of the Florida District from 2004-2007.
In 2006, Kindra left the Florida District Board to form the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections www.keepdemocracysafe.org that led a petition drive for paper ballots and audits (spot-checks) of voting machine counts to ensure accurate elections. The referendum passed in Sarasota County in 2006, led to state wide legislation in 2007, and, after being overturned by the Florida Secretary of State, was validated by the Florida Supreme Court in February, 2010. The Florida legislature quashed the effort in April, 2010 by passing a sweeping elections bill giving itself all power over elections, and earlier that year, January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court passed the landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC that allowed corporations to spend unlimited money to influence elections. The challenge to our democracy is great. Kindra continues to work with voters statewide and nationwide to fight for election reform, campaign finance reform and media reform.
Kindra won the Jim Barrett Social Justice Award of the UUA Florida District in 2007, and she and the three other co-founders of the Florida Voters Coalition won the 2008 Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award of the ACLU Foundation of Florida for their work for voters' rights.
A graduate of Radcliffe College of Harvard University, Kindra spent her career in business and industry. Since retiring and moving to Florida, she has devoted her life to social justice issues, education, the growing Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (www.uucov.org) and statewide UU Action Network. In 2014 she stepped down as President of the Board of the Island Village Montessori School, a public charter school in Venice (www.islandvillage.org) to devote herself to the work of the UU State Action Network, Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida (www.uujusticefl.org), the Common Good Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (http://uucov.org/congregational-life/social-justice/common-good), Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections (http://www.keepdemocracysafe.org/), the national Unitarian Universalist efforts for Move to Amend (https://www.facebook.com/MoveToAmendUUs) and the Interfaith Caucus of Move to Amend
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Move-To-Amend-Interfaith-Caucus/773557659361248). These are a group of organizations from local to state to national that are working on common issues for the common good.