ELCA Advocacy Action Center
Act now to help end gun violence!
As a nation we mourn our sisters and brothers who have lost their lives due to senseless acts of gun violence. Act now to support measures that help keep weapons of war out of the hands of those who want to do harm.
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.
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.
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)
Augusta Victoria Hospital, run by the Lutheran World Federation in Jerusalem, faces on-going cash-flow problems. Take action now!
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.
Peace Not Walls August 2016
Call on your elected officials and ask them to contact the State Department and urge Secretary of State John Kerry to work with Israeli and Palestinian officials to ensure equitable distribution of West Bank water resources.
Peace Not Walls July 2016
Advocates for peaceful solutions need to raise our voices to oppose all increases in military aid to Israel. Additional arms won't make Israelis or Palestinians safer and will only prolong the suffering and postpone a just peace.
Support human rights conditions in funding to Central America
While a few Central American children and families are able to seek protection by navigating the complicated U.S. immigration system, there are thousands more who are forced out of their communities due to violence but will never reach the U.S.
Support Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan
The recent outbreak of violent clashes in South Sudan has left tens of thousands of people displaced and hundreds killed or injured. Take action to help raise humanitarian assistance now!
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 Predatory Lending!
Call on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to stop Predatory Lending traps!
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 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.
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.