Be a part of ELCAvotes
Election Day is only four months away, and faith leaders are getting involved in civic engagement across the country. ELCAvotes provides support and resources for congregations serving their communities through nonpartisan election activities, voter registration and access to the ballot.
In 2013, the ELCA adopted a social policy resolution titled “Voting Rights to All Citizens.” This ELCAvotes Pinsresolution calls on members, congregations and synods of the church 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. We are called to conversation and prayer around our role as U.S. residents and as people of faith in ensuring our election systems guarantee participation and promote dignity for all.
Check out and SHARE ELCAvotes Resources!
There already are many voting resources for congregations online, with more on the way! From Bible Studies, Voting Rights History, Church IRS Guidelines, and more, check out some of the resources available now at ELCA.org/votes. Don’t forget to sign up for ELCAvotes email alerts to be the first to receive upcoming resources including future webinars, voter pledge cards, and more!
For a full guide on faith-based voting activities, visit the updated ELCA Civic Participation Guide.
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Dear Sisters and Brothers,
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