Chair - Kathleen McKinney
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville
Kathleen attended both the GA in Phoenix on immigrant rights and the recent one in New Orleans with a focus on white supremacy. She worked one winter in Phoenix for the Welcome to America project, which helps refugees.
She is on the Unidos Bridging Community board of directors and teaches citizenship classes. She reads to Kindergarteners in the SMART program at Sue Buell elementary, which is 50% Hispanic.
She has been involved in various immigrant rights marches and local activities and attended the Rural Organizing Project (ROP) annual training for the past several years as well as workshops by PCUN, the farmworker rights organization.
Although immigrant rights is her main passion, she has been active in various social justice efforts.
John W. Raymonda
Florence Unitarian Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
John is from Florence OR. and is the Social Justice elected leader for the fellowship. John's major social justice concern is with income inequality and the need to replace a minimum wage with a living wage.
David e. Delk
First Unitarian Church, Portland; Wy'East Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Portland
David has been a democracy activist/advocate for many years, having served as a chief petitioner for two statewide initiatives (46/47) to allow and then to place limits on campaign contributions in Oregon elections. Those measures were on the ballot in 2006. In 2011, he founded the Portland chapter of Move to Amend immediately following the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Move to Amend advocates amending the US Constitution to overturn the court created doctrines that money = speech and that corporations are people.
He lead the Portland chapter of the Alliance for Democracy and is also the national co-chair.
Several years ago, he formed the Portland Public Banking Alliance to advocate for creation of a city of Portland Public Bank.
At the First Unitarian Church, he was a member of the Economic Justice Action Group where he organized speaker events, documentary film screenings and gathered signatures on various local & state level initiatives.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis (UUFC)
Claudia has been a UU member since 1989 when she joined First Unitarian Church of San Jose in California. She has a background in business support finance and worked for a global technology firm for 30+years. During the 1990’s as a member GLBT community she advocated with a number of faith and secular groups to address the anti GLBT Ballot measures. In 1996, UUFC Corvallis and First Unitarian Portland both had Anti Hate RED Ribbons around their buildings.
Her interest in social justice work was rekindled in 2012 during a Wild Goose (interfaith) festival weekend in Corvallis Oregon. In retirement she serves as the LWVOR Action Committee Climate Emergency Coordinator, LWV Corvallis board member and chair of its Climate Change committee and member of the LWV U.S. Climate Team. She has recently worked on Immigration, Hate / Bias Crime and Human Rights portfolio via LWV Oregon Action advocacy, including a LWV convention climate migration/immigration / human rights caucus program and a immigration LWV convention resolution. She is also interested in energy efficient affordable (net zero capable ) housing using 21st century factory modular technology and community land trust based models that ensure permanent affordable housing solutions.