UU Church West’s “Split the Plate” program is one of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offerings to a non-profit organization, to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.

Our Split the Plate partner for February is the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County.

The League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, political organization which

  • encourages informed and active participation in government,
  • works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and
  • influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Their members have taken an active role in making democracy work ever since the League was formed in 1920.  In spite of the name, membership is open to persons of all gender identities, and it does have a Waukesha County branch.

The League takes advocacy positions on public policy issues but does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. Their positions are established through member study and agreement, which sounds like a very UU way of making decisions.

It hardly needs to be said that democracy in our country is under siege.  For the past couple of years, hard-working election officials have endured scrutiny and harassment, and there have been attempts at voter suppression.  The work that the League does to educate voters on the issues and encourage voter turnout has never been more important than it is right now.

To help support the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, you can:

  • Go to the UUCW website’s “Donate” tab and select “Split the Plate” from the menu provided.
  • Or text your donation to 73256.
  • Or mail your donation to UUCW, 13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield WI 53005-5219

For more information about Split the Plate, contact Kathy Herrewig.