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The summer is in full swing! Consider using a little time this season to advance your knowledge of advocacy approaches and hear issue updates.

organizing and advocacyREGISTER today for a 30-minute check-in with ELCA advocacy staff on opportunities to interact with policymakers in your locality and on current priority issue updates. Most years, the U.S. Congress recesses for the month of August. Senators and representatives return to their state and/or congressional district and reconnect with constituents. This is a great opportunity for local advocates to ask questions and share concerns. Additional background can be found in the "August Recess Guide." 

Including opportunity for question and answer time with policy staff, join the "ELCA Advocacy Network Conference Call: August Recess Possibilities" on Thu., July 22 from 1-1:30 p.m. EDT.

REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/C-ELCAadvocacyAugustRecess 

ELCA ADVOCACY SUMMER SCHOOL: What Is Faith-Based Advocacy?
summer schoolWondering about how advocacy fits into our Christian and Lutheran presence in policy discussions? Session 1 of ELCA Advocacy Summer School will paint a picture of what advocacy is and how advocacy is shaped with a faith foundation, especially as members and affiliates of the ELCA. With discussions, examples, and ways to connect, REGISTER for “What is faith-based advocacy?” today

The 30-minute virtual session begins on Wed. Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. EDT – and you’re invited to be part of the question & answer session for 15 minutes following the presentation.

REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/1C-ELCAAdvocacySummerSchool

Future sessions are planned:

  • August 18 – How do I approach policy makers?
  • August 25 – How do I use media for impact?
  • September 1 – Let’s talk: About the Holy Land
  • September 8 – Let’s talk: About immigration

We hope you can join us!