Our Faith, Our Vote, Our Voice


Not registered to vote? You can do it on line here. Not sure? Check your status here.

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 6 mid-term election in Massachusetts is Wednesday, October 17. You can register in person, by mail, or on line (as shown above).

"If we allow the greedy and inhuman elements to steal away from us our self-government because we didn't have the ENERGY or COURAGE to fight for it and use it as a tool for our love and wisdom, HOW SHALL WE ANSWER FOR THAT?"

~ 90-year-old Doris Haddock (Granny D)

 From ucc.org

Politics is often taken to be a dirty word, but political processes are simply the way communities organize their common life. For people of faith, public policy is never merely politics. It is a way of living out the commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves.

It is fitting for local congregations and church structures across the country to develop nonpartisan programs to help the faith community reflect upon the political order. The Our Faith Our Vote Campaign is designed to help you discover the ways in which you, as an individual and as a congregation, can get involved in the political process.

Our country is in crisis in many ways. It is time for well minded, engaged and faithful people to speak out and get involved in the political process. Let's go public with our faith! We'll show you how!

Access a variety of resources on the UCC.org website.

 

 

 

Resources

United Church of Christ

How your congregation can legally engage in the elections

Lift Every Voice: an invitation from Traci Blackmon, Justice & Witness Ministries

Being a Civil Voice in Uncivil Times

Guidelines for Congregations on Political Action

Voter Education

Voter Registration Drive in your Church

Free Our Faith Our Voice Toolkit

More on UCC.org
 

Other Resources

Find out your voter registration status

Voters in Mass. do not need to show an ID, unless voting for the first time. First time voter? Find out what ID you need to bring here

411: League of Women Voters website will show you your district's races and candidates

Learn about Massachusetts voter info like polling hours, help for the disabled voter, and absentee ballots (LWV)

Progressive Christian Voter's Guide, from Chalice Press and the Christian Left

Freedom Massachusetts: Vote Yes on 3 

Articles

Boots on the Ground: A Local Campaign Perspective

November 4, 2018: For the Love of God, Vote! Sunday

'Educate yourself on a candidate or issue', from JPANET, Take Action

'Throughout the nation, faith leaders and registering and educating voters!', from the UCC 

Every Vote Counts! by Mass. Interfaith Power & Light

Mass Council of Churches free webinar series: Getting Out the Vote

Opinion: Liberating Word column, by Rev. Dr. Michael Piazza

'Nine Reasons you Should Vote (and Tell Other People to Vote Too)', by Katie Adams, Witness for Justice

'Protecting the Vote in the Name of Faith', by Adam Taylor, Sojourners

'What to do on your Summer Vacation? Mobilize for Change', by Sandy Sorensen, Director, UCC Washington

'This Little Light', by Sandy Sorensen, Director, UCC Washington office

'Many Voices, One Mission: Vote Your Values', a blog by Ryan Gackenheimer, Exec. Dir. of Silver Lake Conference Center, 6/27/18

'New England UCC Churches Look to Organize Progressive "Christian Voice"', Boston Globe, 6/16/18