Why Should United Methodist Take Part in Legislative Advocacy?

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…

2023 UMC Legislative Advocacy Days

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 frifkey@bwcumc.org.

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Urge Congress to Protect DACA Recipients by Passing the Dream Act

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…

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Establish the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act

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…

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Support Gun Violence Prevention Now

As of July 2022, our nation has been traumatized by 617 mass shootings. Bishop LaTrelle Easterling has released a number of statements as these shootings have continually unfolded in places like Smithsburg, MD, Uvalde, TX, Buffalo, NY, Charlottesville, VA, Colorado Springs, CO, and Chesapeake, VA. We mourn, grieve and pray for those who have lost…

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End Discriminatory Immigration Practices of Title 42

On April 1, 2022, the Biden Administration announced its firm commitment to end Title 42, a discriminatory policy that prevents migrants from declaring asylum at the US/Mexico border. In response to the end of Title 42 Governor Abott of Texas issued an aggressive action to begin bussing migrants and asylum seekers from the southern border to Washington, DC.