By now you’ve received your California Vote-by-Mail ballot for March 5th’s Primary Election. Proposition 1 is on the ballot asking whether you want to re-allocate local funds to build treatment facilities and housing for people with mental illness and substance use disorders, and for the unhoused. It sounds good, but hold on.

It’s not as clear as you might think.

Throughout February, after every service, members of the Social Justice Committee will be on the patio to answer your questions about Prop. 1 They will give you a handout explaining the pros and cons that you can take with you so you can cast an informed vote. Get your coffee, talk with friends, then head over to pick up a handout and get your questions answered.

If you are not able to attend on Sunday and want the handout, contact Denise Janssen Eager.

Social Justice Blog Posts

Arlene Rosenthal

By Denise Janssen Eager

It is with a heavy heart I share that Well in the Desert’s guiding light, Arlene Rosenthal, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening. She was 79 years old.

UUCOD had a long lasting partnership with Arlene and Well in the Desert.

As Well in the Desert’s president, Arlene was a fearless, tireless, and big-hearted advocate keeping those who live unhoused front & center in Palm Springs’ eye.

July Backpack & School Supply Drive

Join us in collecting backpacks and school supplies for needy East Coachella Valley students. Galilee Center will distribute our donations in August.  Read more for the list of requested supplies to bring to the UUCOD lobbby throughout the month of July.

Take Action for a Future Free from Gun Violence

Want to take action on gun violence, but don’t know where to start? Feeling angry, overwhelmed, & numbed by the number, magnitude, frequency, & complexity of these murders? Take care of yourself first, but as soon as you are able, channel your feelings by taking action. Read on to see the actions you can take…

UUCOD the Vote: May 2022, Voting Rights Campaign Resumes

Several states have already restricted voting rights to discourage voters from casting their ballots. We can help! Take action to reach those voters by working with national organizations coordinating volunteers who encourage voters to cast their ballot in 2022.

Your 2022 Election Questions Answered

Question 1: Have the Congressional Districts in the Coachella Valley changed in 2022?

Answer: Yes, District 36 currently represented by Representative Raul Ruiz has been split.