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Why MUUSJA? by Sherri Knuth

January 15, 2015 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

From 2010 to 2014, I worked for a nonprofit political advocacy organization. It was meaningful work. I took part in the successful effort to defeat the 2012 voter suppression amendment. At the Minnesota legislature, I wore the “white hat” in seeking to close a loophole around money in politics.

The work was always challenging and sometimes draining. Like many advocacy organizations, the one I worked for tried to effect major improvements while operating on a shoestring budget. Sometimes those who I thought were allies were most likely to stab me in the back.

After seeing MUUSJA’s role in defeating the voter suppression amendment, I asked to be considered for the board. I began my board service in 2013.

MUUSJA gave me faith. It gave me faith in human beings, however flawed we are. It gave me courage and hope to keep moving forward to challenge the injustices that grip parts of our culture in America. It gave me joy to be with Unitarians committed to love and social justice.

We may be a small faith and a small social justice organization in terms of sheer numbers, but we are powerful and strong in terms of impact.

-Sherri Knuth, MUUSJA Board of Directors & Member of Unity Church-Unitarian

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