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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ELCA Family Separation Guide

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

ELCA Family Separation Guide

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Template Letter to Congress on Fair Housing

Template Letter to Congress on Fair Housing

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For Such a Time: 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.

For Such a Time: Protect School Meals and SNAP Funding

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ELCAvotes! Overview

ELCAvotes! Overview

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ELCAvotes! Letter Campaign

Support the Voting Rights Advancement Act

ELCAvotes! Letter Campaign

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ELCAvotes! - Bible Study I

An ELCAvotes bible study.

ELCAvotes! - Bible Study I

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ELCAvotes! - Bible Study II

ELCAvotes! - Bible Study II

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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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Child Nutrition

Supporting the nutritional needs of America's Children.

Child Nutrition

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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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Template Letter to Congress on Migration

A letter for Congress to protect Dreamers without harm to others.
 

Template Letter to Congress on Migration

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Foreign Aid Myths and Facts

 

Foreign Aid Myths and Facts

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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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For Such a Time: Foreign Assistance


For Such a Time: Foreign Assistance

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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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For Such a Time: 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

For Such a Time: Protecting Critical Environmental Programs

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Climate Change 101

A resource for learning and discussing climate change

Climate Change 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 Farm Bill 101 Factsheet

ELCA Advocacy Farm Bill 101 Factsheet

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Farm Bill 2018 Congressional Leave Behind

Farm Bill 2018 Congressional Leave Behind

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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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August Recess Action Resource 2017

A guide for local advocacy during August Recess 2017

August Recess Action Resource 2017

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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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2018 ELCA Advocacy Priorities

An overview of the ELCA's advocacy priorities for 2018

2018 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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For Such a Time: 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.

For Such a Time: Protecting Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security for the Future

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For Such a Time: Disaster Preparedness

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

For Such a Time: Disaster Preparedness

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For Such a Time: Support for Veterans and Families

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

For Such a Time: Support for Veterans and Families

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For Such a Time: Education and Economic Opportunities

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

For Such a Time: Education and Economic Opportunities

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For Such a Time: Investing in Women and Girls

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

For Such a Time: Investing in Women and Girls

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For Such a Time: Support for Indigenous People

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

For Such a Time: Support for Indigenous People

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For Such a Time: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

Learn about the ELCA's commitment to supporting anti-poverty programs by engaging in prayer, fasting, and advocacy.

For Such a Time: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

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For Such a Time: Climate and Resiliency

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

For Such a Time: Climate and Resiliency

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For Such a Time: 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.

For Such a Time: Addressing Housing and Homelessness

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For Such a Time: 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.

For Such a Time: Sustainable Development Goals

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For Such a Time: 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.

For Such a Time: Protect School Meals and SNAP Funding

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For Such a Time: Appropriations for Domestic Human Needs

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

For Such a Time: Appropriations for Domestic Human Needs

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For Such a Time: 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

For Such a Time: Appropriations for Foreign Assistance

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For Such a Time: 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

For Such a Time: Protecting Critical Environmental Programs

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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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