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ELCAvotes is an initiative to:

Expand the role of the church in encouraging faithful and non-partisan voter participation by providing faith based resources around voting;

Provide a framework for all Lutherans to understand and speak out about the intersection of voting/elections, racial/gender and economic justice;

Provide young adults the tools to understand and speak about what it means to be a young person of faith who is civically engaged; and

Engage with and equip ethnic communities to talk about voting rights and race and their connection with elections today.

Scripture reveals God’s presence in all realms of life, including political life. This church understands government as a means through which God works to preserve creation and build a more peaceful and just social order in a sinful world. The electoral process is one way in which we live out our affirmation of baptism to “serve all people, following the example of our Lord Jesus,” and “to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.”

Pastoral Letter of Bishop Guy Erwin on the Upcoming Elections

Recommendations and Guides from the Lutheran Office of Public Policy – California

The Lutheran Office of Public Policy – California is a justice advocacy ministry of the Pacifica, Southwest California, and Sierra Pacific Synods, and the Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Recommendations of the LOPP – California Policy Council 
Ballot Propositions – November 8, 2016

BallotPedia – 2016 Ballot Measures
BallotPedia is a non-partisan, non-profit online political encyclopedia whose goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government.

California Secretary of State Elections Website
Check your Voter Status and get information about Early Voting and Voting by Mail