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Movement into Action

How you can participate in ELCAvotes this election year.

Using resources that will be provided by the ELCA and partner organizations as part of the ELCAvotes initiative, here are some ways to participate in ELCAvotes:

  1. Hold discussions and Bible study in your congregation, synod or campus on:
    • Our calling, as Lutherans, to participate in and engage with our government
    • The social, economic and political root causes in denying the opportunity to vote
    • How we as a church together can promote dignity and respect and honor all who live in our communities
    • Offering regular prayer for elected leaders and good government
       
  2. Mobilize participation in the electoral process by:
    • Registering citizens to vote
    • Conducting candidate forums
    • Early voting
    • Encouraging citizens to vote on Election Day
       
  3. Join Lutherans in Washington, D.C., for Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2016
  4. Join the ELCA at Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD), April 15-18 as we gather as a denomination during this event to engage around voting rights and racial justice. “Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation” (advocacydays.org). Through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, this event seeks to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues. To learn more about EAD or to register for this event, visit advocacydays.org. The ELCA has limited scholarship funds available for participants of EAD (based on need). Contact washingtonoffice@elca.org for more information.

  5. Mobilize participation in the electoral process by:
  6. Help the ELCA Advocacy identify places around the country where the right to vote is still being denied and join our leadership network to help us create a course of action.

  7. Follow #ELCAvotes on social media and participate in the conversation online
  8. The ELCA will hold Twitter chats through ELCA Young Adult Ministry and will post updated information on our efforts on Twitter and Facebook throughout 2016.


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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