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. 

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ELCAvotes! Initiative

ELCAvotes! Initiative

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ELCAvotes! - Bible Study: From the Margins

An ELCAvotes bible study.

ELCAvotes! - Bible Study: From the Margins

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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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Addressing forced displacement in Central America through advocacy

A guide to addressing forced displacement in Central America through advocacy

Addressing forced displacement in Central America through advocacy

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From Ministry to Advocacy

A guide to advocacy after visiting Lutheran Churches in Central America & Mexico.

From Ministry to Advocacy

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Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Mexico

Honoring God's call to love our neighbors.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Mexico

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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 Aid Reform

Advocating for food-aid reform.

Food Aid Reform

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International Violence Against Women Act

Preventing violence against women and girls overseas.

International Violence Against Women Act

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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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Caring for God's creation: Stewarding the gift of water

A factsheet on stewarding God's gift of water

Caring for God's creation: Stewarding the gift of water

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Mountaintop Removal

Mountaintop Removal

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ELCA Advocacy in your state: In-district meetings with Congress

A guide to conducting in-district meetings with Congressional offices in your state.

ELCA Advocacy in your state: In-district meetings with Congress

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2017 ELCA Advocacy Priorities

The ELCA's 2017 federal advocacy priorities.

2017 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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