All of us have opinions, but you are among many of us who have convictions. With advocacy, we seek to find ways to take our convictions and transform them into actions through our ELCA Advocacy Network.
Advocacy takes place locally, federally, and beyond. In addition to faith-based advocacy organized by local congregations and synods, Lutherans advocate through a network of state public policy offices and through Lutheran Office for World Community representation to the United Nations. In Washington, D.C., our policy directors engage with those who help shape all kinds of policy initiatives, and share Action Alerts at pivotal times so we can all be part of making a difference. Every year, the ELCA issues policy priorities shaped by its social teaching documents and the experiences of its congregations, ministries and partners.
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At timely, impactful moments in policy decision-making, ELCA Action Advocacy Alerts are emailed to network members and posted to an Action Center. Choose an Action Alert, read it and discuss it with somebody. What do you think? Will you add your letter, comment or phone call to others? Together we stand up for policies that create opportunities to end world hunger, overcome poverty, promote peace and dignity, preserve God’s creation, and promote racial and gender justice.
Are you interested in learning more about ELCA advocacy? Contact the office of your nearest advocacy network, or our our friend Karen Krueger who you already met in the Welcome to Advocacy step at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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