Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida (UUJF) was formed in May of 2013 after functioning from 2007-2013 as a committee of the Florida District, known as the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Florida (UULMF). When the Unitarian Universalist Association reorganized into Regions, and Florida District Executive Reverend Kenn Hurto became the Lead Executive for the UUA Southern Region, we were required to establish our own organization. Following the model of several other UU State Action networks, we formed a separate not-for-profit organization, UU Justice Florida, affiliated with the UUA Southern Region.
UU Justice Florida is one of 19 Unitarian Universalist State Action Networks nationwide. See www.uustatenetworks.org. That number is growing daily.
We are affiliated with the Southern Region http://uuasouthernregion.org/
of the Unitarian Universalist Association www.uua.org.
We are led by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. In 2013 we registered as a separate Florida not-for-profit corporation. On July 14, 2014 we received 501(c)(3) status with the IRS as a public charity.
The dedicated individuals in our UUJF Action Network pursue efforts on specific legislation, consistent with our UU principles. Thus Unitarian Universalists in Florida can undertake two main, but distinct, activities of education (UU Justice Florida) and advocacy (UUJF Action Network) on critical issues of the day.
We continue growing with the support, skills and dedication of those who share our mission and vision. All UU congregations in Florida are encouraged to join us as Congregational Members at $1.00 per voting member per year. We welcome individual memberships at various levels. See http://www.uujusticefl.org/donate . Individuals of all faiths are encouraged to join our efforts as well.
New members are welcome on our Board of Directors as positions become available and people of vision and dedication seek to join us. Forces against a just society are vast. It is only by building our connections with each other, with people of good will from all faiths and traditions, and taking the steps we can together, that we can hope, over time, to “bend the arc of history toward justice”.