I'm encouraged by a change of tone in the new Unitarian Universalist Association administration. Peter Morales, the new president, has been writing letters to his constituency without them being "pastoral". This habit of his predecessor -- who was never called to be the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Association; no such role exists -- grated on me for years. They also struck me as a bit condescending and puffed-up.
I'll take a letter addressed to "friends" any day. Especially this one on health care.
And I'll say what he might not say, given the rules about grassroots lobbying: please call your lawmakers and politely insist on a public option for health care, and be clear that you will not be satisfied on a plan that leaves any American without at least basic health coverage. If you have a "Blue Dog" Representative, your input is especially valuable.