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May Update: UN and State Edition

Following are updates shared from submissions of the Lutheran Office for World Community and state public policy offices. Find a map and full list of ELCA affiliated SPPOs using our state office map. U.N. | California | Colorado | Minnesota |...

May Update: Advocacy Connections

from the ELCA advocacy office in Washington, D.C. – the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, director Partial expanded content from Advocacy Connections: May 2021 COVID-19 VACCINE ACCESS  |  REPARATIONS  |  UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AT THE BORDER  |  JUST TRANSITION PRINCIPLES  |  AFFORDABLE...

Lessons for advocacy from Ecumenical Advocacy Days

The ELCA is a founding organization and sponsor of Ecumenical Advocacy Days, attended annually by many Lutherans for skill building and experience. A leader from an ELCA-affiliated state public policy office highlights central learnings for him about effective and meaningful...

April Update: Advocacy Connections

from the ELCA Advocacy office in Washington, D.C. – the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, director Partial expanded content from Advocacy Connections: April 2021 INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL  |  CHILD NUTRITION  |  MIXED REACTIONS TO REFUGEE ANNOUNCEMENT  |  UIGHUR HUMAN RIGHTS  |  FAITH...

April Update: UN and State Edition

Following are updates shared from submissions of the Lutheran Office for World Community and state public policy offices. Find a map and full list of ELCA affiliated SPPOs using our state office map. U.N. | Colorado | Minnesota | Pennsylvania |...

Equal rights and religious freedom

by guest blogger Thomas Cunniff, ELCA General Counsel Legislative moment Congress is currently considering two competing bills which would codify civil rights for LGBTQ+ individuals in the United States, the Equality Act (H.R. 5) and the Fairness for All Act...

March Update: Advocacy Connections

from the ELCA advocacy office in Washington, D.C. – the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, director Partial expanded content from Advocacy Connections: March 2021 AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN  |  GLOBAL COVID-19 VACCINATION  |  PUBLIC CHARGE RULE BLOCKED  |  EVICTION MORATORIUM |  COMMUNITY...

March Update: UN and State Edition

Following are updates shared from submissions of the Lutheran Office for World Community and state public policy offices. As the new year begins, these state public policy offices (SPPO) share their annual policy priorities. Find a map and full list of ELCA affiliated SPPOs using our state office map. Learn more...

Provisions in the American Rescue Plan

Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed by President Biden on March 12, was shaped by input of many constituents, including Lutheran voices. Thank you for your advocacy! There is reason to celebrate the recent, significant supports...

Presence to equal leadership

International Women’s Day (IWD) notes celebrations and challenges of women in the United States and around the globe. Observed March 8, IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and also marks a...