Advocacy Update – June 2019

Renewable Energy: Does your church have a solar array? (Or do you have it at home?) Send pictures and a short description! Also, send those pictures and description to your state legislators and tell them that Minnesota and the country need to move faster to more clean energy!

Immigration: Lutheran Advocacy-MN extensively publicized an immigration program with Pastor Mateo Chavez from San Juan Bautista Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ, at Tapestry Lutheran in Richford, MN (July 14, 2019). The gospel reading, Luke 10:25-37, was the Good Samaritan story. Listen (below) as he relates the lessons of the Bible passage to the situation of immigrants and asylum seekers at the US border. (Pastor Melissa Melnik Gonzalez of Tapestry does great translation). Pastor Mateo, with others from his family, also told stories of people arriving at the Nogales border crossing area. We hope to share some of those stories soon. Many Lutheran Advocacy-MN advocates appreciated the hospitality (including dinner) of the Tapestry congregants.

  • Visit Members of Congress over August recess and/or have a letter writing activity at your church or group. Find the sample letter on our website. Call Tammy at 651-238-6506 for talking points to use in visits.