Office of Government Relations

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:15

Challenges to Voter Access The previous installment of the EPPN Election Series focused on all the ways citizens can access the ballot. Between mail-in voting, in-person early voting, and voting on election day, the states provide a variety of...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:00

National Voter Registration Day! “Voting is how a community or a nation decides how the moral values that it holds and shares shape public policy and the lives of people.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry To exercise this basic right, you must be...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:45

The 2020 presidential election, now less than two months away, has given rise to much anxiety and concern among voters about the integrity of the process. Many Americans worry that their mail-in ballot will not arrive in time, or that the process...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:45

Publicado originalmente el 2 de abril de 2020 en inglés Introducción Puede ser atractivo pensar que el híper partidista, engañoso y absolutamente falso contenido que induce el miedo y es omnipresente hoy es un problema exclusivamente moderno. Sin...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 10:00

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census collects and provides critical population data to the federal government and to states. September 30th marks the last day of data collection for the 2020 Census, meaning this is both the last day for self-response...

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 11:00

Please review the following new and revised resources to carry out your faith and live into your responsibilities living in community with others. Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy An updated version of our Faith and Citizenship Guide for...

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:00

Election season is upon us in the U.S., and now is the time to make sure you – and those in your community – are ready. This year, many states have updated how voters can cast their ballot with no-excuse absentee ballots, early voting, and other...

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 14:30

For everyone, the voting process varies for every state and territory, so every person should check with your local Board of Elections office for voting information especially regarding any changes due to COVID-19. To find your local Board of...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:45

Immigration is one of the most important – and divisive – political issues of our time. The policy decisions affect millions of people’s lives, and all our churches and communities, and Americans disagree about what immigration policy should be....

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 09:45

Advocacy Through A Coronavirus Lens The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone around the world, but for those of us working in the Office of Government Relations, a surprising amount of our work has remained unchanged. We continue to...

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