State Level Advocacy
UUDAN was founded on June 10, 2016. Our Leadership Team includes active representation from all five Delaware UU congregations. During the formation process, UUDAN benefitted from expert consultation provided by the national Coalition of UU State Advocacy Networks (CUUSAN).
The initial UU State Action Networks which were formed more than a decade ago, were organizations of UU congregations. Based on this structure, they needed to build a consensus of the participating congregations before taking a position. This structure was often too cumbersome for effective action. As a result, UUDAN has been formed as an organization of individuals. UUDAN is affiliated with all five Delaware UU congregations.
UUDAN is not incorporated as a separate organization, but has been established as a program of the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington.
UUDAN Leadership Team
Rebecca Laster Chair
Don Peterson Co-Chair
Jeff Lott Treasurer
Jack Guerin Communications Coordinator
Molly Keogh Advocacy Coordinator
UUDAN Steering Committee
Jack Guerin Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
Prakash Vaidy Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
Larry Dickerson Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
Ivonne Antongiorgi Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
Jeff Lott First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
Rebecca Laster First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
Jan Owens Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Glen Schmiesing Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Don Peterson Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
John Sykes Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
Margaret McLaughlin Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
Molly Keogh Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware
Dustyn Thompson Advocacy Partner
Jen Harris Advocacy Partner
At our annual meeting in May, 2019, UUDAN adopted a new set of Bylaws. The first PDF below provides a one page Summary of the new Bylaws followed by a second PDF presenting the complete Bylaws. Place your cursor at the bottom of the page to scroll through the document.