From JPAN - Justice and Peace Action Network:
Thank you for all of your faithful work on the UCC Our Faith Our Vote campaign – helping to empower congregations and communities to participate in the 2018 midterm elections. The voting turn out for this election was higher than it has been in decades for a midterm election. It is estimated that 114 million Americans showed up at the polls to make their voice heard. All over the county, you participated in voter registration drives, candidate and issue forums, and voter mobilization efforts. You learned about voter protection efforts and volunteered to make sure everyone could cast their ballot.
You made a difference!
Casting a ballot and participating in the electoral process is foundational to democracy. It is also a critical way for us as the faith community to show up for the issues we care about – protecting the vulnerable, caring for the widow and the orphan, ensuring every person is treated with dignity and fairness.
Your work, the relationships you have built, and the seeds you have planted will reach far beyond this election cycle. You helped lay the groundwork for the ongoing critical work of lifting up a vision of justice, equality, inclusion in our common life, and the integrity of creation in our public policy.
The House of Representatives that was elected last week is the most diverse it has ever been. As we head into a new Congress, we carry renewed hope for the future and the possibilities we have to affect meaningful change. While the midterm elections have ended, the next general election is now two years away. We will be working on ways to make sure the Our Faith Our Vote campaign has an even greater reach than before. If you would like to be part of those conversations and stay updated on those plans, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/sJPuGqcAWixtovl83
We look forward to our work together! Continued courage in the struggle!