General Assem­bly 2015

UUA General Assembly 2015 June 24-28, Portland, OR General Assembly 2015

How to Enjoy General Assembly from Home

UUS:E members can participate in the Portland, OR General Assembly without ever leaving Connecticut! Using a telephone and a computer with high-speed Internet, off-site delegates participate in the business sessions and mini-assemblies right along with the delegates who are on-site, and can enjoy nine of the workshops streamed in real time. This is a thrifty way to be part of the action, but avoid the air fare, housing costs, etc. The cost for an off-site participant OR delegate is $135 until 5/1, $160 thereafter. Tech support will be available from UUA. Some participants May wish to gather at UUS:E for a sense of camaraderie. All off-site registrants can:

  • Watch live webcasts of nine workshops and type in questions to presenters.
  • Listen to the mini-assemblies on the proposed bylaw amendments and the proposed Statement of Conscience on Reproductive Justice. Only delegates will be able to propose amendments.
  • Observe/participate in many of the worship services (11 AM EDT Thurs-Sat and noon Sun.)
  • Enjoy a chat room to build community and share ideas with other offsite registrants.
  • Off-site delegates—officially chosen by our congregation—can:
    • Watch live streaming video of all Plenary Sessions online.
    • Vote online and speak during debate in General Assembly business sessions from home, office, or congregation, or as part of a congregational cluster.
    • Listen to discussion and vote during business mini-assemblies.

Key topics at this year’s GA include ratifying the Draft Statement of Conscience on Reproductive Justice and continuing the work on Economic Inequality, which was the study topic chosen in 2014. More information at http://www.uua.org/ga. For more information about the offsite option, go to uua.org/GA-offsite. or e-mail  us at uuse153@sbcglobal.net or 80-646-5151. The Denominational Affairs Committee is committed to providing support for UUS:E members and friends who are interested in this off-site participation option!