Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota (LA-MN) is a state public policy office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We advocate for justice in the areas of hunger, poverty and care of God’s creation. Working with congregations, ELCA Lutherans and others, we create networks to advance public policies that promote and protect the common good.
Advocacy Update: February 2019
Session is heating up and Lutheran Advocacy – Minnesota is working hard for public policy that honors God’s call for justice. Below is an update about what we’ve been doing:
Homes for All: LA-MN continues to be deeply engaged in the Homes for All Coalition, since high housing costs and lack of affordable housing are primary causes of hunger. The coalition includes 215+ endorsing organizations. We are part of smaller group that work on the nuts and bolts of the legislative agenda. LA-MN Director Tammy Walhof meets one to three times a week with the Homes for All Policy Team to discuss strategy, while Communications and Administrative Coordinator Amy Shebeck meets regularly with the Homes for All Communications Team and manages coalition social media.