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ELCAvotes!

We are called to conversation and prayer around our role as U.S. residents and as people of faith in ensuring our election systems promote dignity and respect for all.

We are called to act by speaking out as advocates and engaging in local efforts to guarantee the right to vote to all citizens.

To sign up for up-to-date information on ELCAvotes, visit: http://bit.ly/ELCAvotes 

ELCAvotes is an initiative to:

Expand the role of the church in encouraging faithful and non-partisan voter participation by providing faith based resources around voting;

Provide a framework for all Lutherans to understand and speak out about the intersection of voting/elections, racial/gender and economic justice;

Provide young adults the tools to understand and speak about what it means to be a young person of faith who is civically engaged; and

Engage with and equip ethnic communities to talk about voting rights and race and their connection with elections today.

“[It is] resolved, that members, congregations, and synods of this church be encouraged to “promote public life worthy of the name” by speaking out as an advocate and engaging in local efforts such as voter registration and supporting legislation to guarantee the right to vote to all citizens …”

Social Policy Resolution “Voting Rights to All Citizens” adopted Aug. 2013

2016 TIMELINE

Date Event
Feb. 10 – Mar. 24 Lent
Apr. 15 – 18 Ecumenical Advocacy Days – Washington, D.C.
April – May Synod Assemblies
August ELCA Churchwide Assembly and Grace Gathering
October Voter registration closes, early voting begins
Nov. 8 Election Day!

Learn more about ministries of the ELCA that are leading this effort:

ELCA Advocacy
Website: ELCA.org/advocacy
Email: washingtonoffice@elca.org
Social Media: Facebook Twitter /ELCAAdvocacy

ELCA Racial Justice Ministries
Website: www.ELCA.org/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Church/Racial-Justice-Ministries

ELCA Young Adult Ministry
Website: www.ELCA.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Young-Adult-Ministry
Social Media: Facebook Twitter /ELCAYoungAdults


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