At the April 2017 annual meeting, we passed an Endorsement Resolution which allows UUCPA the ability to make endorsements by following an outlined process (below).  The process includes Action Council approval, Board approval, and notice to the congregation in advance of the endorsement.

Resolutions from April 2017 Annual Meeting

Resolution on Use of UUCPA Banner

The UUCPA Congregation authorizes the following until the next annual meeting:

A member of the congregation may request and receive permission from the Action Council to carry our church banner at public events.

To give approval:

1. More than half of the Action Council must respond,
2. Approval requires no more than one no vote among those voting,
3. A majority of the all Action Council members eligible to vote must approve the request.

The Action Council is instructed to only approve use of the UUCPA banner that they reasonably believe would be supported by 90% of congregation members.

Actions endorsed must be consistent with the UUCPA bylaws.

This resolution also requires that when this process is used, that the congregation will be notified as follows: Email to announce at least 2 days in advance of the requested banner use, notice in the next possible order of service and notice in the next possible Bulletin.

Resolution on UUCPA Making Public Endorsements

The UUCPA Congregation authorizes the following until the next annual meeting:

Authorization to add UUCPA as an endorsing organization for an action, event, or public statement can be requested and granted by completing the following two steps:

Step 1: Request initial approval for UUCPA endorsement from the Action Council. To give approval:

1. More than half of the Action Council must respond,
2. Approval requires no more than one no vote among those voting,
3. A majority of the all Action Council members eligible to vote must approve the request.

Step 2: The Action Council will submit approved requests for UUCPA endorsement to the UUCPA Board of Trustees. To give final approval, more than half of the Board must respond, with no more than one no vote among those voting.

The Board and the Action Council are instructed to only approve stands that they reasonably believe would be supported by 90% of congregation members.

Actions endorsed must be consistent with the UUCPA bylaws.

This resolution also requires that when this process is used, that the congregation will be notified as follows: Email to announce at least 2 days in advance of submitting the requested endorsement, notice in the next possible order of service and notice in the next possible Bulletin.