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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.




Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor (webinar)

Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor (webinar)

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Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits

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Creation Care Ambassadors

Creation Care Ambassadors

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2020 ELCA Advocacy Federal Policy Priorities

2020 ELCA Advocacy Federal Policy Priorities

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ELCA Advocacy: Tips for your engagement

Through baptism, we are called to serve our neighbors and steward God’s good creation.

ELCA Advocacy: Tips for your engagement

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ELCA Advocacy: Set free to do justice

Why are we called to be involved in advocacy?

ELCA Advocacy: Set free to do justice

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15 Steps to Create Effective Climate Communications

How to talk about climate change.

15 Steps to Create Effective Climate Communications

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Let's Talk Faith & Climate

Communication Guidance for Faith Leaders

Let's Talk Faith & Climate

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In-district Activity Form

Share your experience visiting a member of congress with the ELCA Advocacy national office.

In-district Activity Form

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August Recess Guide

August Recess Guide

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ELCA Advocacy locations map and list

ELCA Advocacy locations map and list

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2019 ELCA Advocacy Priorities

2019 ELCA Advocacy Priorities

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Advocacy Rally Signs 13x24

Advocacy Rally Signs 13x24

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Advocacy Rally Signs 11x17

Advocacy Rally Signs 11x17

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In-district meetings with your representative

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

In-district meetings with your representative

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Working with television and radio

Working with television and radio

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Writing a letter to the editor

Writing a letter to the editor

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Global Health - Malaria

Global Health - Malaria

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Global Health - HIV/AIDS

Global Health - HIV/AIDS

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Global Health - Maternal and Child Health

Global Health - Maternal and Child Health

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Global Health - Security

Global Health - Security

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AMMPARO Advocacy Priorities

An English and Spanish advocacy priorities resource developed by the AMMPARO network. 

AMMPARO Advocacy Priorities

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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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Advocacy after visiting Lutheran churches in Central America & Mexico

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

Advocacy after visiting Lutheran churches in Central America & Mexico

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Climate change 101

A resource for learning and discussing climate change

Climate change 101

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Stewarding the gift of water

A factsheet on stewarding God's gift of water

Stewarding the gift of water

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Carbon Pricing Basics

Carbon Pricing Basics

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Mountain Removal Coal Mining

Mountain Removal Coal Mining

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Family separation (Introduced: 2018)

This is a guide for ELCA members to learn more about what we are doing as an organization on family separation and immigration policies.

Family separation (Introduced: 2018)

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2018 IPCC report and caring for creation

2018 IPCC report and caring for creation

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Farm Bill 2018 – International food aid

Farm Bill 2018 – International food aid

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Foreign assistance myths and facts

 

Foreign assistance myths and facts

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For the next time

The next time is upon us already, as the 115th Congress comes to an end, and a new Congress begins in January 2019. Commit to diving deeper in advocacy with us.

For the next time

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Addressing housing and homelessness

A resource to learn how ELCA Advocacy is urging the U.S. government to support strong policy solutions to address affordable housing needs and homelessness.

Addressing housing and homelessness

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Infrastructure investment

A resource to learn how ELCA Advocacy is involved with Infrastructure Investments

Infrastructure investment

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Appropriations for domestic human needs

A resource for how we can draw a circle of protection around domestic human needs programs. #PrayFastAct

Appropriations for domestic human needs

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Disaster preparedness

The United States and its territories are experiencing extreme weather patterns on a more frequent basis. Learn more about getting prepared.

Disaster preparedness

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Education and economic opportunity

Learn about ELCA Advocacy's commitment to economic mobility and opportunities.

Education and economic opportunity

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Protect school meals and SNAP funding

A resource to learn how ELCA Advocacy is urging the U.S. to address the needs of people struggling with hunger.

Protect school meals and SNAP funding

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Make education accessible and equitable

Education is a foundation needed to create a stable income, better wellbeing, and security for individuals and their families.

Make education accessible and equitable

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Support for indigenous people

Learn about the ELCA's commitment to supporting and protecting Indigenous people.

Support for indigenous people

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Protecting Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security for the Future

These programs serve as the core of our nation’s medical and income safety net for the elderly, unemployed, underemployed and disabled.

Protecting Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security for the Future

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Support for veterans and families

Learn about ELCA Advocacy's commitment to supporting veterans and their families.

Support for veterans and families

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Global health

Faith-based healthcare facilities work in collaboration with governments and multilateral entities to ensure people have access to health services wherever they may be.

Global health

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HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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Appropriations for foreign assistance

A resource to learn how ELCA Advocacy is urging the U.S. to address the needs of vulnerable people around the world. #PrayFastAct

Appropriations for foreign assistance

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Sustainable Development Goals

Learn about the ELCA's commitment to supporting Sustainable Development Goals by engaging in prayer, fasting, and advocacy for a just world.

Sustainable Development Goals

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Investing in women and girls

Learn about the ELCA Advocacy's commitment to investing in women and girls.

Investing in women and girls

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Climate and resiliency

Learn how ELCA Advocacy is urging the U.S. government to support programs that help communities prepare for natural disasters. 

Climate and resiliency

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Protecting critical environmental programs

A resource to learn how ELCA Advocacy is urging the U.S. to protect funding for programs that provide relief from environmental degradation impacting the livelihood of the poorest among us. #PrayFastAct

Protecting critical environmental programs

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U.S. Environment and Energy Budgets

A resource to learn how ELCA Advocacy is urging the U.S. to protect funding for programs that provide relief from environmental degradation impacting the livelihood of the poorest among us. #PrayFastAct

U.S. Environment and Energy Budgets

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Environmental Racism and Health

"A Just Society Supporting Health of All" Resource Series

Environmental Racism and Health

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Fact Sheet: Hunger is a Racial Equity Issue

"A Just Society Supporting Health of All" Resource Series

Fact Sheet: Hunger is a Racial Equity Issue

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Global Health Inequities

"A Just Society Supporting Health of All" Resource Series

Global Health Inequities

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Race, Housing and Health Care

"A Just Society Supporting Health of All" Resource Series

Race, Housing and Health Care

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Hunger & climate change (introduced: 2011)

A fact sheet on the impact of climate change on hunger, food security and agriculture.

Hunger & climate change (introduced: 2011)

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Awakening to God’s call to earthkeeping (introduced: 2008)

A four-session small group study to encourage, empower, and equip Lutherans in their calling to care for creation; includes a leader guide.

Awakening to God’s call to earthkeeping (introduced: 2008)

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Creation Care Organizations

Resources to help congregations and leaders develop an environmental ministry

Creation Care Organizations

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Poverty and hunger in a changing climate (introduced: 2010)

A fact sheet on the impact of climate change on hunger, food security and agriculture.

Poverty and hunger in a changing climate (introduced: 2010)

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Moving Forward

A Guide to Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community

Moving Forward

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Migration and climate change

Migration and climate change

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Food assistance and disaster response

Food assistance and disaster response

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Global food security and climate change

Global food security and climate change

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Health and climate change

Health and climate change

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Housing and disaster response

Housing and disaster response

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Resilience and disaster response

Resilience and disaster response

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Weather patterns and climate change

Weather patterns and climate change

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Sermon - Seismic storm: In the boat together with Jesus beside us

Sermon - Seismic storm: In the boat together with Jesus beside us

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Why Lutherans Care for Creation: Building on our foundations

Building on our foundations in the ongoing reformation of the church

Why Lutherans Care for Creation: Building on our foundations

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Churches as polling places

Churches as polling places

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Money in Politics

Money in Politics

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Census 101 poster

Census 101 poster

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Cartel del censo 101 en español

Cartel del censo 101 en español

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Census 2020 awareness-building toolkit

Census 2020 awareness-building toolkit

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Census 2020 - Bulletin Inserts

Census 2020 - Bulletin Inserts

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Census "When we all respond" poster

Census "When we all respond" poster

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Census "Touches every life" poster

Census "Touches every life" poster

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ELCA Civic Engagement Guide

ELCA Civic Engagement Guide

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ELCAvotes overview

ELCAvotes overview

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Voter guidelines for people facing homelessness

Voter guidelines for people facing homelessness

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Fact & activity sheet on race and voting

Fact & activity sheet on race and voting

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Bible study: From the Margins

Bible study: From the Margins

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Bible study: Voting Rights Today

Bible study: Voting Rights Today

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Bible study: Suffering and rejoicing as one

Bible study: Suffering and rejoicing as one

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Guidance for churches and clergy participating in the electoral process

Guidance for churches and clergy participating in the electoral process

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Talanoa Dialogue Process Tool

Talanoa Dialogue Process Tool

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Take action to prevent an eviction crisis

Take action to prevent an eviction crisis

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Keeping Women and Girls Safe from the Start Act

Keeping Women and Girls Safe from the Start Act

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Lasting protection for Dreamers

Lasting protection for Dreamers

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Policing Reform

Policing Reform

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Take Action on the Next Coronavirus Supplemental Bill

Take Action on the Next Coronavirus Supplemental Bill

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Support the NO BAN Act

Support the NO BAN Act

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Support Efforts to Prevent Child and Maternal Deaths

Support Efforts to Prevent Child and Maternal Deaths

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