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September 28, 2020

By: Blair Hood, Spring/Summer Intern 2020, Office of Government Relations

A Comprehensive and Universal Healthcare Program

The Church supports comprehensive health care and recognizes the need for universal and equitable access for all. General Convention urges Episcopalians to advocate for adequate health care, along with nutrition and housing, as human rights that...

September 23, 2020

By: Christopher Sikkema, Manager for Special Projects

A few months ago, some colleagues and I were talking about how we’ve engaged the Way of Love in our own lives – taking on as a rule of life those seven basic practices of turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest – and building upon them to grow spiritually. (It’s sometimes lost on people...

September 23, 2020

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 methods for folks to cast their vote. Yet obstacles...

September 22, 2020

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 registered to vote! The Episcopal Church...

September 16, 2020

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 is rigged in favor of one party or the other. ...

September 11, 2020

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 embargo, durante miles de años, nuestros...

September 9, 2020

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 online or over the phone, and the last day census...

August 31, 2020

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 Advocacy is now available in English! This...

August 20, 2020

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 measures to allow...

August 13, 2020

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 Elections office, enter...

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