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Please join our efforts to bring a representative from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its ally Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida to General Assembly.

At the heart of this GA is not only witnessing to injustice in Arizona, but, just as importantly, strengthening our capacities to do the work of justice here at home.  One way to do this is to bring someone from a partner organization with us to Phoenix.  And one organization on the front lines of economic justice work here in Florida is the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and its ally, Interfaith Action.  Bringing their message to  Justice General Assembly, they will present in workshops, talk with people in the exhibit hall, and network with other partner organizations.

Together, we are making partner participation at General Assembly a reality.  We are working to raise $2500 to bring a spokesperson from the Coalition and a translator from Interfaith Action to Phoenix.  The Florida District Witness for Justice Fund, Florida UU Ministers’ Association, and matching gifts from the UU Church of Fort Myers Endowment have begun the journey. Will you join in the next steps?

We invite you to bring this appeal to your congregation’s leadership. Perhaps your congregation would take a special collection, or simply publicize this effort in your communications. Funds raised for this purpose should be sent to the Florida District (FLD) Witness for Justice Fund with the indication “CIW at GA.”

Mailing address:
Florida District UUA
PO Box 560246
Orlando, FL 32856-0246
Or online donation instructions available here.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to make Florida UUs proud!

Suzanne Fast, M.Div.
Rev. Allison Farnum

Any feedback or comments are welcome at Minister@uucfm.org, or call 239-561-2700 with your ideas and enthusiasm!

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