ELCA Advocacy Action Center
Please select an Action Alert to take action on vital issues affecting our communities right now.
Protect SNAP and access to hunger programs
The Department of Agriculture announced a proposed rule that would limit the number of families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) hunger benefits and add burdens to state flexibility through configuration of utility expenses.
Act to Support Veterans
In our prayers and in our actions, we thank our veterans. Let us take action by asking Congress to protect programs that address the needs and equip veterans as they return from service.
Ask your senator to support the Dream Act of 2019
Lutherans have long supported young people who came to the U.S. before the age of 16, known as "Dreamers," as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children.
Peace Not Walls - November
On Nov. 20, United Nations Universal Children's Day, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., with Christian faith leaders, will advocate for the rights of Palestinian children who are detained.
Peace Not Walls - September
Members of Congress, especially U.S. senators, must be asked to release the allocated funds for AVH and the other hospital in Jerusalem on a humanitarian basis in order to save lives
Renew Child Nutrition Reauthorization this year!
Our congregations, ministries and members have seen first-hand the important place of the Summer Meal Program in fighting childhood hunger. Therefore, we urge renewal of child nutritional programs on a firmer foundation.
Support Affordable Housing and Homeless Programs
Addressing the root causes of the affordable housing crisis helps ministries dedicated to solutions that create safe shelter, put more food on the table for low-income families, and help end homelessness.
Support the Equality Act!
The House has passed the Equality Act (H.R. 5). The bill would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the classes protected against discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Support the Global Health Security Act of 2019
Now more than ever, a disease outbreak in a single country can easily spread across borders and become a global pandemic. Nations can no longer stand by while their neighbors are experiencing disease outbreaks.
Take action to secure funding for humane and just immigration system
Migrants should not be penalized for seeking a safer and better future for them and their families.
Urge Congress to pass the Global Fragility Act
A bipartisan group of lawmakers have recently introduced the Global Fragility Act of 2019, seeking to improve the capacity of the United States government to identify and address root causes of violent conflicts around the world.
Urge Congress to support the Keeping Girls in Schools Act!
A bipartisan group of lawmakers have recently introduced the Keeping Girls in School Act of 2019, a bill designed to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance programs address the barriers preventing millions of girls around the world from attaining education.