Congregational Assembly

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/29/2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location
Sanctuary

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You are invited to a Special Meeting of the Congregation to be held in the Sanctuary on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 12.30pm. This meeting has been called in accordance with our by-laws and called and approved by five members of the Board of Trustees. Only members of the Congregation are entitled to vote at this meeting.

Two resolutions will be presented:

Motion One: Resolution to Support DACA and Declare 1stUUPB Grounds a Sanctuary for “Dreamers” Threatened with Deportation

Motion 1: To approve a resolution in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the DACA program, which protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children (also known as “Dreamers”), and declare the 1stUUPB grounds a sanctuary for those currently eligible for DACA’s protection and who would seek refuge and safety from deportation.

Larry Stauber will present the background to this motion. The President of the Board of Trustees will then ask for a member to propose the motion and for another member to second the motion. Then there will be time for members to share their views on the motion before a vote is called. You will be able to vote: Yes, No, or Abstain.

Motion Two: Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement

Motion: To approve a resolution that members of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches support the Black Lives Matter Movement as stated in the UUA 2015 Action of Immediate Witness.

More information may be found at:

http://www.uua.org/statements/support-black-lives-matter-movement

Judy Bonner will present the background to this motion. The President of the Board of Trustees will then ask for a member to propose the motion and for another member to second the motion. Then there will be time for members to share their views on the motion before a vote is called. You will be able to vote: Yes, No, or Abstain.

Quorum

Please plan to attend this meeting. A quorum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the Voting Members of the Congregation must be present to vote on these motions.

Thank you for your support of the Justice Action Ministry of our Congregation.

Paul G. Ward

President, Board of Trustees