Voting Rights Campaign Resumes

Several states across the country have taken steps to make voting more difficult this year, with the purpose of discouraging full voter participation. We can help voters overcome this!

Take action to reach those voters by working with national organizations that are coordinating volunteers to reach out to voters to encourage them to cast their ballots in the 2022 elections.

Here are some links to opportunities which make it easy for you to become involved in phoning or texting voters or by writing postcards to voters.

Use the links provided here to get more information and to sign up to encourage voters:

For background on getting involved and the spiritual value of encouraging voters, visit UU the VOTE .  They provide informational ZOOM meetings and opportunities for involvement in UU sponsored actions.  Volunteer here to encourage voting in states where voter suppression is a threat

Center for Common Ground serves under represented voters of color.  Find out more about the organization at  You can register to volunteer for a phone bank or volunteer for a texting campaign.

Postcard campaigns will begin in late May for the November 2020 election coordinated by the Center for Common Ground “Reclaim Our Vote” postcard project. Use this link to register and to order postcards.

Our 2020 campaign was successfully coordinated by Gloria Kapp and Bryna Blum.  Over 40 UUCOD members wrote postcards, phoned voters and texted voters –we invite you to do this again or jon in for the first time.

We are looking for a new campaign coordinator this year that can order postcards, support our volunteers and track their involvement.   If you are looking for a way to get more connected with our community, then this may be the way for you to do that.  Contact us at


Social Justice Blog Posts

What’s On Your Ballott? California Ballott Proposition 1

Ballot Proposition 1 is not as clear as you might think.

The Social Justice Committee will be on the patio after the services in February to answer your questions about the propowsition. They will give you a handout explaining the pros and cons so you can cast an informed vote.

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…

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.