The UUA General Assembly will elect a new UUA president on June 24. Three candidates are running for one six-year term: the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray (susanfrederickgray.com ), the Rev. Alison Miller (alisonforuuapresident.org ), and the Rev. Jeanne Pupke (jeannepupke.com ).
Because there are more than two candidates, this election will be the first since 1977 to use the UUA’s instant run-off voting provision, which was added to the bylaws in 1969.
Each congregation that certified its membership by February 1 will receive delegate information in March. Our Summer issue will include detailed information about this year’s introduction of electronic ballots for on-site and absentee voting, along with candidate statements.
All three candidates are scheduled to speak at regional gatherings this spring:
- February 25, Eugene, Oregon (Pacific Northwest District Assembly);
- April 1, Bethesda, Maryland (Central East Regional Leadership Day);
- April 8, Charleston, South Carolina ( Southern Region Spring Gathering);
- April 21, Woburn, Massachusetts (New England Regional Assembly);
- April 28, Oak Brook, Illinois (Mid-America Regional Assembly); and
- May 6, Walnut Creek, California ( Pacific Central District Annual Meeting).
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism announced that the three candidates will also speak at a forum during the BLUU Convening in New Orleans on March 11.