Failure to Quit – Rallying Our Consciences

“Failure to Quit – Rallying Our Consciences”

Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

Years ago, at an anti-war protest rally, educator/activist Howard Zinn was arrested and charged with “failure to quit.” He wore that charge like a badge of honor and remarked in the book he wrote of the same name that “Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience.” This morning, in the spirit of Zinn and Martin Luther King, we will explore these questions in the current societal context: “How do we act, how will we act, even if we are weary and fearful, as we enter this crucial election cycle? How can we “UU the Vote” locally and nationally, by activating for progressive candidates who reflect our values?”