We are called to conversation and prayer around our role as U.S. residents and as people of faith in ensuring our election systems promote dignity and respect for all.

We are called to act by speaking out as advocates and engaging in local efforts to guarantee the right to vote to all citizens.

ELCAvotes is an initiative:

expanding the role of the church in encouraging faithful and nonpartisan voter participation by providing faith-based resources around voting

providing a framework for all Lutherans to understand and speak out about the intersection of voting and elections and racial, gender and economic justice

amplifying the voices of young-adult leaders in the church and providing a platform for young adults to explore what it means to be a civically engaged person of faith

engaging with and equipping ethnic communities to talk about voting rights and race and their connection with elections today

“[It is] resolved, that members, congregations, and synods of this church be encouraged to “promote public life worthy of the name” by speaking out as an advocate and engaging in local efforts such as voter registration and supporting legislation to guarantee the right to vote to all citizens …”

Social Policy Resolution “Voting Rights to All Citizens” adopted Aug. 2013

Learn more about ministries of the ELCA that are leading this effort:

ELCA Advocacy
Website: ELCA.org/advocacy
Email: washingtonoffice@elca.org
Social Media: Facebook Instagram Twitter @ELCAAdvocacy

ELCA Racial Justice Ministries
Website: ELCA.org/racialjustice
Social Media: Twitter @ELCA4Justice

ELCA Young Adult Ministry
Website: ELCA.org/youngadults
Social Media: Facebook Twitter @ELCAYoungAdults

ELCAvotes! Resources

Civic Engagement


Civic Engagement

The Right to Vote