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Campaigns & Action Alerts

State Action

 

 

Lenten Letter Challenge (2024): We need you – your congregation, campus, youth group, confirmation class, WELCA group, church committee, or whatever – to be in contact with your Minnesota state representative and senator! It is in relationship with their constituents that our legislators know what we care about, and why. [Who 

 

Letters can be written during a special time in worship, before or after a meal, as part of a forum or in small groups. It is effective to collect the letters as an offering to God, and to pray that legislators will be moved by them. Remember that we do this as part of our faith, acting as God’s advocacy ambassadors for love of neighbor and creation. Notecards, rather than big impersonal pieces of paper, help make the letters/notes feel more personal to the legislator, and assist in the relationship-building process. Download the PDF or Word document, and print each issue page back-to-back with the corresponding sample letter page. Or, send the pages out in advance and encourage people to bring their letters to your next meeting or gathering to dedicate and send them jointly.

Sacred Settlements: Sacred Settlements (or Sacred Tiny Home Communities) are holistic tiny home communities developed in cooperation with faith communities. They are an innovative, research-based way to address the needs of those experiencing long-term homelessness. Learn more about Sacred Settlements and ways your congregation can become engaged at various levels.  

Sacred Tiny Home Communities Resolution: Consider passing this resolution at your church, conference assembly and/or synod assembly.

Lutheran Lenten Letter Challenge (2023): We're on to the 2024 Letter Campaign (see above). However, if you would like see last year's issues, you can check out the previous campaign here.

Federal Action Alerts

For more information about federal advocacy, visit the ELCA Advocacy Action Center website here

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