Policy Statement of the Humanist Group

The Humanist Group has voted to adopt the following policy statement:

As members of the Humanist group we believe that participatory democracy is essential in a society dedicated to the flourishing of its members. We believe in increasing participation in our democracy, not limiting or restricting access to the ballot box. Efforts to restrict voting access fall heaviest on underrepresented communities and so limit full participation and voice in government. As members and friends of First U we also uphold the 5th Principle: “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.”