The Episcopal Church recognizes that engaging political processes is an act of Christian stewardship, and that voting is an extension of our baptismal covenant.
Unfortunately in some parts of the U.S., voting laws make it challenging for all citizens to exercise their right to vote, and when the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, President Obama called on Congress to restore the Act. Fortunately, members of Congress took bipartisan action on this important issue, and in 2015, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Terri Sewell introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (HR 2867/S 1659), a forward-thinking bill that addresses voter disenfranchisement and expands access to registration and voting centers.
The Episcopal Church calls on all Episcopalians to advocate for voter rights and to encourage voter registration. Informed by our church’s policy, let’s advocate for a just elections process by urging our members of Congress to support the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015!
To aid you in doing so, EPPN, has a page where you can fill in your information and a message will be sent on your behalf to your representatives in Congress.