Welcome to the Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network (MUUSAN)
A statewide advocacy and public policy network anchored in our Unitarian Universalist faith and animated by its principles, MUUSAN welcomes as partners and collaborators all those who share our values. We link our 25 Maine congregations and many friends in an active legislative ministry.
Unitarian Universalism calls us to change oppressive policies and structures to those that promote human development, protect the environment, and support communities. Our mission is to educate and to organize for a more just society.
Our primary issues:
Democracy in Action, including efforts to strengthen our democracy by informing and engaging voters, protecting voting rights, promoting civil discourse, instituting Ranked-Choice Voting, supporting Clean Election laws and reducing the importance of money in campaigns.
Health Care for All, including advocacy for universal health care, monitoring legislation that affects our healthcare system, and promoting public health interventions.
Climate Change, including support for fossil energy conservation, development of solar and other renewable sources, and educating legislators and the public about the urgent call to slow climate change (with special attention to our own precious Gulf of Maine).
Racial Justice, addressing systemic oppression by advocating with and on behalf of racial, ethnic and indigenous populations and responding to the need to interrupt disparities in Maine's legal and economic systems.