A resource for the 2016 election

It is always important to engage with your elected officials, but it is particularly important in an election year like this one. U.S. government policies greatly impact people’s lives in this country and around the world. Those who are poor or marginalized are often affected the most. As Christians, we must educate ourselves about candidates’ stances on fundamental concerns of justice, peace and the well-being of creation.

We invite you to consider this resource for the upcoming elections. As you consider the issues that are most important to you, think about how you can raise them with the men and women who hold elected office in our country: 2016 election resource

We have numerous constituents and partners from around the world come to Washington to advocate with us every year. If you want to learn how to be an advocate in your community, review these tips or contact us at: mccwash@mcc.org

As we consider how to best engage with our elected officials this election season, we would like to share some of the groups whom we have partnered with in advocacy recently:

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Iowa Mennonites came to Washington to advocate on behalf of Pastor Max Villatoro of Iowa City and immigration reform, who was deported in March of 2015. Max’s wife was among the delegates, as was the executive minister for the Central Plains Mennonite Conference, David Boshart
Katherine Cessar (center), staff for Sen. Toomey (R-Pa.), met with MCC staff (left to right) Luke Schrock-Hurst, Charles Kwuelum and Laura and Ken Litwiller about the Food for Peace Reform Act.
Katherine Cessar (center), staff for Sen. Toomey (R-Pa.), met with MCC staff (left to right) Luke Schrock-Hurst, Charles Kwuelum and Laura and Ken Litwiller about the Food for Peace Reform Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A delegation from MCC Colombia partner organizations, Justapaz and Mencoldes, meets with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) in July 2015.

 

 

Jason Gerlach (center), associate pastor at Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va., speaks at a congressional briefing in November about the need for reforms to the criminal justice system.
Jason Gerlach (center), associate pastor at Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va., speaks at a congressional briefing in November 2015 about the need for reforms to the criminal justice system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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