These are items which delegates will vote on during Multiplatform GA June 21-25, 2023. This includes the proposed revision to Article II, a business resolution, the rules of procedure, the order of business during General Sessions, and information on the Presidential election and the competitive election for the Nominating Committee. Note that other items, such as actions of immediate witness, may be added during GA.
GA Business Starts Early This year
The UUA Board has continued to redesign the discussion and voting process to be more accessible, inclusive, and democratic for both online and onsite delegates. This means that parts of the GA business process will begin earlier to give everyone more time to participate. Here are a few highlights:
All voting and other official actions for delegates will happen through the online Delegate Platform, which is open now (see below on how to register). Both online and onsite delegates can use an electronic device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer, to access the Delegate Platform.
Voting for the Presidential election and the competitive Nominating Committee election starts June 1, 2023, through a ballot on the Delegate Platform.
Each delegate may submit no more than three amendments in total for regular business items, inclusive of amendments for both the Rules of Procedure and the Business Resolution. Amendments for these items must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on June 1, 2023.
Any delegate may submit no more than one amendment for the Proposed Revision of Article II. Amendments submitted by 11:59 pm PT on June 5, 2023, will be reviewed for priority consideration during General Assembly. All amendments for the Article II proposal must be submitted by the Article II mini-assembly which begins at 12:30 pm ET on Thursday, June 22, 2023.
The Mini-Assembly to review any amendments to the Rules of Procedure and items on the final agenda will take place online before GA. Amendments supported by 50% of delegates who vote at the Mini-Assembly can be considered at GA. The Mini-Assembly will start at 7:00 pm ET on June 5, 2023, and the ballot will stay open for 24 hours on the Delegate Platform. You must have claimed your credentials on the Delegate Platform to vote in the Mini-Assembly.
The Mini-Assembly to review the Business Resolution: “Complete Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry and Subsequent Reparations” will take place online before GA. Amendments supported by 50% of delegates who vote at the Mini-Assembly can be considered at GA. The Mini-Assembly will start at 4:00 pm ET on June 10, 2023, and the ballot will stay open for 24 hours on the Delegate Platform. You must have claimed your credentials on the Delegate Platform to vote in the Mini-Assembly.
The Mini-Assembly to review amendments to the Proposed Revision of Article II will take place during GA starting at 12:30 pm ET on June 22, 2023. This will be an opportunity for discussion, and there will be no separate vote in this Mini-Assembly.
Delegates will receive the updated Final Agenda a week before the start of GA, including the text of any amendments which advance from the pre-GA mini-assemblies. This will give delegates time to talk with their congregation about the upcoming votes.
Join the Conversation
A discussion forum for business items is open to all UU members at discuss.uua.org.
Access the Delegate Platform ( delegate.uua.org)
The online Delegate Platform is now open! To access the Delegate Platform delegates must be registered for General Assembly and have credentials.
Congregations are responsible for assigning credentials to their member delegates. Ministers and religious educators can retrieve their credentials via ga-delegate.uua.org.
Delegates who only want participate in the business portions of General Assembly without access to programs, workshops or speakers can register as business-only registrants. Payment is not required but a donation to offset production and platform costs is suggested.
You must submit amendments or vote on the Mini-Assembly ballots through the Delegate Platform.
For questions on assigning or claiming your delegate credentials, or registering on the Delegate Platform, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For any other questions on the GA voting process, email email@example.com.