Social Action at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church
Piedmont UU Church is committed to social action. In addition to taking part in several social action projects throughout the year, we designate one-half of each Sunday’s collection for organizations and projects that promote justice. Piedmont UU Church has supported a variety of social action organizations, both local and global. Our true wealth is the good we do in this world.
In 2020, the Social Action Team worked closely with Forward Together: The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of North Carolina and UU the Vote to address voter suppression by participating in sending postcards and phone bank calls to individuals to ensure their voter registration was still active.
In 2021, the congregational poll indicated the focus for social action this year would be racial equity. With that in mind, we continued to support the work of Forward Together as their objectives this year closely align with Piedmont UU Church. Their focus is:
- Regional UU events to educate folks about redistricting process and how to write public comments.
- $15 minimum wage-working with partners such as Poor People’s Campaign and Fight for $15.
Over the years, Social Action Ministries at Piedmont UU Church have included a First Sunday Food Drive at both Gatherings (Charlotte and Salisbury), an ongoing clothing drive for CVAN (Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network), Partners in Education (PIE) volunteers supporting Mallard Creek Elementary School, ADORE (A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity), annual participation in Charlotte and Salisbury PRIDE, and work with individuals negatively affected by immigration policies.
Organizations Supported in 2022:
January – Rowan Helping Ministries
February – NAACP Charlotte-Mecklenburg
March – Women’s Intercultural Exchange
April – GreenFaith
June – PFLAG of Salisbury/Rowan
August – Time Out Youth
September – Latin American Coalition of Charlotte NC
October – Cabarrus Pets Society
November – The Catawba Cultural Preservation Project
December – Roof Above