UUs across Illinois are coming together to work for justice, beloved community, and a healthy planet, putting our values into action. The mission of UUANI (Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois) is to build power among UU congregations in Illinois to achieve meaningful, concrete results, based on our UU values. Our first effort organized around the successful campaign for marriage equality in Illinois, mobilizing 300 UU's from 23 congregations for the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality in October 2012. Our next campaign supports the Raise Illinois effort to raise the minimum wage in Illinois, taking the 67% vote in favor of the advisory referendum, and moving our elected officials in Springfield to pass the legislation. If you are interested and able to make phone calls to your elected officials, join us for in district meetings or travel to Springfield with us on Lobby Day on Thursday, November 20th, please contact Rich Pokorny at UTCAN@unitytemple.org.