|From the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network
In this 2016 election cycle, with its heightened polarization, partisanship and mean-spiritedness, it may seem especially difficult for people of faith to engage in the electoral process in a meaningful, faithful, nonpartisan way. But perhaps more than ever, our faith, our vote and our voices can make a difference. As we move to a summer of campaigning and conventions, it is critical to find ways to bring an alternative voice and witness to the public sphere.
The UCC Our Faith Our Vote campaign offers several ways to make a positive difference in the electoral process and our civic life. Through nonpartisan voter registration efforts, issue education forums, voter mobilization/protection activities, and more.
We invite you to check out our resources and think of ways you might engage yourself and your community in the 2016 elections.
Want to take your engagement to the next level? Consider leading your congregation in this effort by serving as a local captain for Our Faith Our Vote engagement.
What does being an Our Faith Our Vote captain entail?As a captain you will assist your congregation in activities related to at least one of three areas:
Even in the midst of such a challenging and often divisive election campaign season, our voice, our faith and our vote can and does make a difference! I hope you will join in helping to lift every voice in making informed, thoughtful decisions about the future of our local communities, nation and world.
Rev. Traci Blackmon
Acting Executive Minister
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ Washington Office