“The principle on which Christians are called to vote is the principle, ‘Does this look like love of neighbor?'”
– Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, March 2016
As the countdown to November 8th and Election Day continues, Election Engagement is a key initiative of the Episcopal Church’s Public Policy Network. From the #EpiscopaliansVote webpage:
Episcopalians can live out our call to care for our neighbors as ourselves by engaging in the public square. This November 8, our nation will head to the polls to decide a number of important elections, and there are many opportunities for Episcopalians to engage in this electoral process. Official Episcopal policy recognizes voting and political participation as acts of Christian stewardship, calling upon congregations to engage in conversation on public policy issues, to develop voter registration and issue education campaigns, and to advocate for protection of voting rights.
There are several ways you and your congregation can answer the call to faithfully engage in the electoral process. This page is dedicated to assisting you in navigating some of the important issues in this election season such as addressing poverty, protecting voting rights, and engaging in civil discourse.
Here at All Saints Church voting has long been named as both a privilege and a responsibility as we live out our baptismal covenant to “strive for justice and peace among all people.” The deadline to register for the November 8, 2016 General Election is October 24. You may register to vote online here … or visit the Action Table on the Lawn on Sundays between now and October 24.
Finally, here is Presiding Bishop Curry’s video message on the Christian responsibility to vote:
Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, vote on November 8. For more information call 626.583.2724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org