ELCA Advocacy Action Center
Call for an end to childhood hunger in the U.S.
No child in a country of such great resources should ever go hungry. Yet, 15.8 million children live in households that struggle with hunger. Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to support funding for critical nutrition programs.
Support communities facing the greatest threat of climate change
In response to the growing threat of climate change, governments across the globe worked together to create the Green Climate Fund (GCF), an initiative to mobilize international support for nations with the most need.
Act now to urge Congress to protect Central American children
Take action by asking your members of Congress to protect asylum seekers and those seeking protections by providing funding to UNHCR.
Advocate for U.S. funding for Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH)
Urge Congress to authorize the immediate transfer of 2015 allocations to the U.S. Agency for International Development in order to meet an urgent humanitarian need of the Palestinian people.
Help End Hunger: make aid more efficient today
For over 60 years, our country has been at the forefront of providing food aid to countries experiencing food emergencies. Much of this aid is channeled through Food for Peace, a program administered by USAID, but must be renewed soon.
Help Strengthen U.S. Food Investments
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.
Peace Not Walls: April 2016
Call on members of Congress to sign a letter for the Leahy Law's application to Israel and Egypt
Peace Not Walls: March 2016
Call on Congress for an end to Israel's demolition of Palestinian property
Peace Not Walls: May 2016
Tell Congress: Support Palestinian children's rights
Support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015
Today, our federal prisons are dangerously over-crowded putting both inmates and correctional staff in unnecessary harm's way.
Take action against gender-based violence
Globally, an estimated one-in-three women will experience physical, sexual and psychological abuse in their lifetime. The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) will help prevent violence against women and girls overseas.
Take Action on the Water Contamination Crisis in Flint, MI
Members of the Southeastern Michigan Synod are serving their neighbors in the wake of the lead-poisoned water crisis in Flint by addressing the immediate need for clean drinking water in the city.
Take action to improve Affordable Housing Programs!
Lack of affordable housing and rising rent-costs are two steep factors that contribute to homelessness and rising financial burdens for many low-income families. Take action now!
Take Action to Prevent Maternal and Newborn Deaths
Improving access to healthcare is one of the priorities of our Church. Support the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015 (H.R.3701) which will help to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths.
Urge Congress to Restore Voting Rights Now!
Urge your members of Congress to pass The Voting Rights Advancement Act today to restore the voting rights of all Americans.
Our Communities in Crisis
Leaders in the ELCA recently traveled to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to walk with our brothers and sisters in Christ to better understand the drivers behind the increased migration of children and families from these countries.