By Nancy Pajewski, Leader of Escalating Inequality Group
One of the ways to combat increasing inequality in American society is for every citizen to vote. Therefore, the Escalating Inequality Group is focusing on getting more members involved in the conduct of the November 8 election. There are two ways to play an important part in making sure everyone’s vote gets counted.
The city of Milwaukee needs many more election inspectors (poll workers). This is a paid position. You must be a resident of Milwaukee County (not necessarily the city of Milwaukee) and can work a full or a half day. Apply at www.city.milwaukee.gov/Helpmilwaukeevote.
The League of Women Voters is organizing people to monitor the application of election laws and watch for signs of voter disenfranchisement. To become an election observer, go to www.lwvwi.org/vote2016/ElectionObserverVolunteerForm.aspx . You do not need to be a League member to volunteer.
Training sessions for both election inspectors and election observers are scheduled throughout October. It is not too late to get involved and join the First Church members who already serve in these roles.
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a home for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom, active in Milwaukee since 1842. Unitarian Universalism is an inclusive denomination; core principles include recognition of the worth and dignity of every person; respect for the interdependent web of existence; and the goal of world peace, liberty and justice.