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Advocacy

ELCA advocacy works for change in public policy based on the experience of Lutheran ministries, programs, and projects around the world and in communities across the United States.  Our faith calls us to learn more and speak out on issues affecting our vulnerable neighbors and the forces threatening creation. 

Search these resources for information that will educate and equip you to be a more effective advocate.




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ELCAvotes! Initiative

ELCAvotes! Initiative

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ELCAvotes! - Bible Study

ELCAvotes! - Bible Study

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ELCAvotes! - Fact Sheet - Race and Voting

ELCAvotes! - Fact Sheet - Race and Voting

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ELCAvotes! - Civic Participation and Voter Education Guide

ELCAvotes! - Civic Participation and Voter Education Guide

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Money in Politics Factsheet (2016)

Money in Politics Factsheet (2016)

Money in Politics Factsheet (2016)

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Reforming Our Nation's Criminal Justice System

The Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 502/H.R. 920)

Reforming Our Nation's Criminal Justice System

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Child Nutrition

Supporting the nutritional needs of America's Children.

Child Nutrition

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2016 Budget Resolution

Advocating for a federal budget that provides a sufficient and sustainable livelihood for all.

2016 Budget Resolution

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Child Nutrition Postcard to Congress

Congress must review important programs that fight childhood hunger in the U.S. this year. Tell your member of Congress why this issue is important to you by filing out this postcard! Instructions are included.

Child Nutrition Postcard to Congress

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Circle of Protection Statement

Circle of Protection Statement

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Food, Farms, Faith


Food, Farms, Faith

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Central American Advocacy: Children and Families

A factsheet for ELCA efforts and priorities in the Central America region.

Central American Advocacy: Children and Families

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Engagement with Central America

A factsheet and leave-behind for lawmakers on Central American Advocacy.

Engagement with Central America

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Global Food Security Act of 2015

Fighting hunger by investing in sustainable agriculture.

Global Food Security Act of 2015

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Our Communities in Crisis

A faithful look at the root causes of Central American forced displacement and the repatriation of children and families after the Summer of 2014.

Our Communities in Crisis

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Food for Peace Reform Act

Advocating for food-aid reform.

Food for Peace Reform Act

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International Violence Against Women Act of 2015

Preventing violence against women and girls oversees.

International Violence Against Women Act of 2015

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Food Assistance Reform

Food Assistance Reform

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International Development Assistance 101

International Development Assistance 101

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Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Advocating for continued support of the Green Climate Fund to promote environmentally friendly development.

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

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Waters of the United States

Enforcing the Clean Water Act.

Waters of the United States

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The Impact of the EPAs Carbon Rule on the Economy

The Impact of the EPAs Carbon Rule on the Economy

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Clean Water Facts

Clean Water Facts

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Climate Change 101

Climate Change 101

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Mountaintop Removal

Mountaintop Removal

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Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants

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2016 ELCA Advocacy Priorities

The ELCA's 2016 federal advocacy priorities.

2016 ELCA Advocacy Priorities

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ELCA Votes

ELCA Votes

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Being a Public Church

Being a Public Church

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Called to be a Public Church: Guide to Civic Participation in elections

Called to be a Public Church: Guide to Civic Participation in elections

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Visiting Elected Officials

Visiting Elected Officials

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Working with the Media

Working with the Media

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Writing to Congress

Writing to Congress

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Writing a Letter to the Editor

Writing a Letter to the Editor

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UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

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UN Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS 2006

UN Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS 2006

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UNAIDS resources

UNAIDS resources

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Security Council Resolution on HIV/AIDS

Security Council Resolution on HIV/AIDS

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