ELCA National Advocacy Center


Advocate for federal programs that work to ensure every child of God is able to live a safe and dignified life!

A week and a half from today, members of Congress will return to DC after a month long recess for in-district work. Looking ahead, there are many competing priorities with which lawmakers will have to grapple. At the top of their list is the need to pass a federal budget for the 2016 financial year, which officially begins on October 1.

Before Congress adjourned for August recess, Appropriations Committees of both the House and Senate, responsible for allocating funding for federal programs, approved most of the 12 annual funding bills. However, both chambers failed to bring these bills to the full floor for a vote. As a result, lawmakers must immediately turn their attention to passing a budget when they return in September.

As part of this budget process, Congress will decide how to fund programs that help to alleviate hunger, poverty, and the impact of climate change both here at home and around the world.

In this providential moment, we have the opportunity to impact policy makers with our unique voices, perspectives and experiences, and give light to the extreme challenges many of our brothers and sisters face on a daily basis.

Visit our ELCA Advocacy Action Center today to take action on a number of important issues!

Oppose House Farm Bill and Cuts to SNAP
Take action on hunger and call on Congress to support a strong 2018 Farm Bill.
Safeguard Dreamers and all who seek safety in the U.S.
Urge Congress to pass the Dream Act without harming children or families seeking safety in the U.S.
Take action on Global Food Security!
Food insecurity continues to be a major global challenge. The Global Food Security Act will enhance programs and strategies such as Feed the Future to combat world hunger.

Our faith tradition calls us to seek justice and peace in all the Earth. Our advocacy on Capitol Hill provides a unique opportunity for us to heed this call by advocating for programs that work to ensure every child of God is able to live a safe and dignified life.

Thank you in advance for your advocacy efforts!


Our ELCA advocacy initiatives are made possible through support from ELCA World Hunger. Please donate now to ensure that we can continue to work for systemic change that truly supports our brothers and sisters facing poverty and hunger.

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