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Challenge for your House of Worship -- Take the "Righteous Voter Pledge"

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

A voting pledge sponsored by the global interfaith climate justice organization, GreenFaith, and endorsed by RAICA:

Because the Earth and all people are sacred and at risk, GreenFaith is building a global, multi-faith climate and environmental movement. Together our members create communities to transform ourselves, our spiritual institutions, and society to protect the planet and create a compassionate, loving and just world.

Throughout the Covid pandemic, members of the GreenFaith community have been looking out for each other and fostering communities of care and resilience. It has been a challenging five months for sure, but because we are fueled by love, compassion, and the pursuit of justice, we aren’t slowing down and we will never give up. How can we? We are less than 70 days away from an election. Now is the time to dig deeper, to care more, and to show up for ourselves and for others.

If you want to do even more - This fall, GreenFaith will be running the Righteous Voter Campaign. We are asking members of the GreenFaith community to sign the pledge and to become Moral Observers - a network of people of faith across the country trained to document instances of voter suppression and/or intimidation.

You may join Greenfaith’s campaign kickoff call on September 2nd to learn more about how you can get trained and get others involved. For more general information, go to ~ ~ ~

For additional voter rights and actions from other organizations:

1. Interfaith Power and Light Pledge to be a Faith Climate Justice Voter

2. Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL): The Environmental Voter Project.

Sign a pledge to be an environmental voter and attend a training webinar and then use your new phone bank skills to encourage environmentally friendly people who don't vote regularly to vote this time around. There will be weekly action hour meetings right up to election day, and you choose how often you participate. Sign up!

3. All On the Line’s Commit to Vote: All On The Line is a national campaign to restore fairness to our democracy and ensure every American has an equal say in our government, aiming to end gerrymandering which draws voting district lines in such a fashion to disenfranchise certain populations.

4. This website has abundant information on how to check if you are a registered voter, how to register, how to request an absentee ballot, how to find your polling place, etc. You can check out information on voting in every state of the US.

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