Meet the Candidates for UUA Moderator Deciding to take an educational role in the upcoming election for UUA moderator, the UUWF Board of Trustees asked both candidates three questions the board felt would be of interest to the Federation's members and friends. Here's how the candidates responded
Tamara Payne-Alex, member, First Unitarian Church of San Jose, CA
UUWF Signs onto Conestoga Wood Specialties v Kathleen Sebelius
"Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions."
-- Unitarian Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell, born May 20, 1825, women's rights activist, social reformer, and the first American woman to be ordained by a congregation. In 1850 she attended the Women's Rights Convention in Worcester, MA; seventy years later, in 1920 at age 95, she was the only convention participant to witness the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the vote.
Welcoming 2013's First Clara Barton Sisters
The Women's Alliance of New York City's Unitarian Church of All Souls honored Jane Michel Alwais (left) and Marilyn B. Reagan by enrolling them in UUWF's Clara Barton Sisterhood - the first Sisters enrolled in 2013. The honorees are seen here with Rev. Galen Guengerich, th congregation's minister.
UUWF signed onto ACLU et al v O'Brien, an amicus brief supporting a case in the 8th District Court opposing the exclusion of contraception from health insurance. You can also read UUWF's Statement of Interest.