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ELCA Advocacy Summer Events

ELCA Advocacy Network Conference Call: August Recess Possibilities
ELCA Advocacy Staff will hosting a 30-minute virtual check-in to discuss opportunities to interact with policymakers in your locality and on current priority issue updates. Most years, the U.S. Congress recesses for the month of August. Senators and representatives return to their state and/or congressional district and reconnect with constituents. This is a great opportunity for local advocates to ask questions and share concerns. Additional background can be found in the “August Recess Guide.” Including opportunity for question and answer time with policy staff, join the “ELCA Advocacy Network Conference Call: August Recess Possibilities” on Thursday, July 22 from 1-1:30 p.m. EDT. Register Now.

ELCA Advocacy Summer School: What Is Faith-Based Advocacy?
Wondering about how advocacy fits into our Christian and Lutheran presence in policy discussions? Session 1 of ELCA Advocacy Summer School will paint a picture of what advocacy is and how advocacy is shaped with a faith foundation, especially as members and affiliates of the ELCA. With discussions, examples, and ways to connect, these 30-minute virtual sessions will be held Wednesdays, beginning August 11 at 2 p.m. EDT. Register Now.

Future Sessions Topics:

  • August 18 – How do I approach policy makers?
  • August 25 – How do I use media for impact?
  • September 1 – Let’s talk: About the Holy Lands
  • September 8 – Let’s talk: About immigration