Legislative advocacy that
changes the world.
What is Legislative Advocacy?
Small actions lead
to big change.
Love comes in many forms. As Jesus told us to love our neighbors, doing so often means much more than simple acts of kindness. United Methodists have a long tradition of working to make life better for everyone, especially those Jesus called “the least of these.” Legislative advocacy turns love into policies that “resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves (from the United Methodist Baptismal vows).” We advocate for changes in laws, systems, and structures in order to love others.
Recent Action Alerts
Active members of The United Methodist Church are motivated to engage in mission projects. We offer direct service through our communities or congregations. We meet people at the point of their needs. But many United Methodists are also engaged in advocating for justice. Some of us may have questions about what it means to take…
The Baltimore-Washington Conference and the Peninsula-Delaware Conference invites all United Methodists and friends of United Methodists to join us for our 2023 Legislative Advocacy Days to advocate for UM legislative priorities. Check back here for more information and registration updates coming soon. For questions, please contact Fathima Rifkey at email@example.com.
On October 5, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2021 district court decision that ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy unlawful. The case now goes back to the district court for renewed consideration of the new DACA rule published by the Biden administration. However, only Congress has the tools…
For more than two hundred years assimilation processes have been adopted by the United States Government. These policies were intended to strip American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children of their Indigenous identities, beliefs, and languages. These Indian Boarding School Policies established federally funded, off-reservation, and Christian-run Indian boarding schools. The motto to “kill…
THERE IS NO HOLINESS BUT SOCIAL HOLINESS
United Methodism and the Social Principles
United Methodists work in partnership, actively lobbying local, state and national legislators, especially on such issues as homelessness, health care, immigration, violence prevention, worker justice, human trafficking, and the death penalty. Our stance on these issues is found in the Book of Resolutions and the church’s Social Principles.