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Day 2: Our Nation Needs Our Message

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Jan 20, 2013

Today is Day 2 of the Thirty Days of Love. Today’s action is to ask your members of Congress to commit to civil and respectful discourse in the new legislative session. Click here for resources, family actions, and more! Click here to sign up for the daily Thirty Days of Love emails.


Like you, I am frustrated by the current state of our national political discourse.

After a contentious election year culminating in the nail-biting fiscal cliff negotiations and in the face of upcoming debates on several big issues like preventing gun violence, comprehensive immigration reform, and the debt ceiling, we all find ourselves in search of a more compassionate national dialogue. None of us has all of the answers. What we do have is our hearts. When we stand on the side of love, we allow our hearts to be our guide, and we ask others to do the same.

In honor of Inauguration Day tomorrow, ask your members of Congress to stand on the side of love by denouncing vitriolic language in the public discourse and committing to a more respectful, bipartisan climate. Click here to send your message to your national lawmakers.

When I first moved to Washington, DC as a college freshman, I was enamored with politics and government. I loved The West Wing and dreamed that one day I would help bring a vision of social justice to our nation’s capital. But after I saw our political system up close (sans Martin Sheen), I lost hope that justice-making could ever survive amid the pervasive vitriol.

Now, working with the Standing on the Side of Love campaign, I’ve seen firsthand the way our message of love can change a conversation, bring people together, and carry us a step closer to the Beloved Community. Imagine what a difference it would make if that message were to permeate the halls of Congress?

Take this opportunity to ask our leaders to work with us for something better. Click here to take action.

In faith,

Meredith Lukow
Program Assistant
Standing on the Side of Love

PS: Do you have ideas for the future of the Standing on the Side of Love campaign? Join our Facebook chat with Campaign Manager Jennifer Toth on Friday! You can find details here.

One Response to “Day 2: Our Nation Needs Our Message”

  1. Me says:

    In honor of Unitarian Universalist principles and ideals and 30 Day Of Love 2013, it is high time that UUs asked UU clergy and UUA leaders to stand on the side of love by denouncing vitriolic language in the public discourse of “less than polite” U*Us in general and verbally and psychologically abusive UU clergy in particular, and committing to a more respectful and civil climate for the UU World.

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