The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is a proud leader of the Faithful Democracy coalition. This is a multifaith coalition of faith-based organizations, houses of worship and congregations working together for a just and representative democracy. With the understanding that all issues we work on are inter-connected, Faithful Democracy looks at the issue of money in politics from both a faith and legislative perspective.
For anyone who could not join us and the Faithful Democracy Coalition on Wednesday April 29th, we have posted the video of our webinar and urge you to watch it to hear how the faith community is mobilizing to ensure that the 2020 primary and general elections are safe and fair in the context of COVID-19.
Crucial issues of voting rights, public health, and election security are emerging as key to any Get Out the Vote efforts and planning and preparations are needed now at the federal, state, and local levels to protect our democracy during this pandemic.
- Rev. Traci Blackmon of the United Church of Christ shared what’s at stake for voting rights and communities of color.
- Hear about the cautionary tale of Wisconsin’s recent primary election from Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Executive Director of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice.
- Learn what leadership and funding is needed from the federal government to keep our democracy fair, safe and resilient in the face of the coronavirus.
- Find out what YOU can do as a person of faith and an advocate.
We hope you find this informational and inspiring. Find more resources and ways to take action on the Faithful Democracy page.