Thursday Thoughts – September 10, 2020
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I am grateful for an energetic group of ERUCC members and friends who have committed themselves to getting people to the polls this November. The UCC encourages its members and congregations to engage in voter registration drives, candidate forums, providing information on how to vote and in this year, the process for obtaining mail-in ballots.
The Rev. Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ, writes: “For people of faith, the public arena we know as ‘politics’ represents much more than the partisan politicking we see on the news. It is a means by which we live out the commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves. Scripture reminds us over and over that building right relationship in human community and with God’s creation is an act inseparable from our relationship with God. So, it is important for faith communities to engage in nonpartisan voter education and empowerment programs that help us reflect on our collective life and work to uplift the common good through the political process.”
No matter your opinion or political affiliation , your voice – your vote – matters and you deserve to be heard.