During Saturday morning’s plenary session, General Assembly delegates heard six proposed Actions of Immediate Witness: “Consider Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry,” “Stop persecuting Whistleblowers,” “Support the Proposed 28th ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ Amendment to the Constitution: Corporations are not persons and money is not speech,” “Stop Force-Feeding Prisoners in Guantanamo!” “Protection of Digital Rights, including privacy and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure,” and “Condemn the mass incarceration, killing, and mistreatment of young men of color by police.”
Delegates were instructed to mark their ballots with up to three of the AIWs that they want added to the agenda. They were also reminded that they were voting on the concept, not the actual wording of the statements. Miniassemblies to discuss and amend the proposed AIWs will occur Saturday afternoon from 1:45 pm to 3 pm. Debate on the amended AIWs will take place during Sunday afternoon’s plenary session.
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Sonja L. Cohen is deputy managing editor of UU World and a lifelong Unitarian Universalist.