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Christians Leaders Release Video of Biden Speaking on Hunger, Poverty

October 19, 2020

A diverse group of Christian leaders from the Circle of Protection released a video of Democratic presidential nominee, Vice President Joe Biden. The release of the video comes on the heels of the first 2020 general election presidential debate, in which no questions were asked about the dramatic increases in hunger and poverty due to the COVID […]

EPPN Election Series: What to Expect When You’re Electing

October 15, 2020

The 2020 election season is in full swing. Our previous EPPN Election Series pieces have highlighted how voters can safely and successfully cast their ballots and some of the barriers to voter access that exist around the country. As the American people begin the process of electing the president and the next Congress, we now hope to explain what […]

Election Prayer Resources from The Episcopal Church and Our Partners

October 15, 2020

Jesus teaches us to come before God with humble hearts, boldly offering our thanksgivings and concerns to God or simply listening for God’s voice in our lives and in the world. Whether in thought, word or deed, individually or corporately, when we pray, we invite and dwell in God’s loving presence. Below you will find prayer resources for […]

Vote Early: Election 2020

October 6, 2020

More than 200 million Americans are eligible to vote early this year! When Americans vote early, we help keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, decrease lines on election day, and ensure that last-minute problems don’t keep us from casting our ballots. But the rules – both for in-person and by-mail options – vary widely […]

Statement on Reported Abuses of Immigration Enforcement and Detention Centers

October 2, 2020

The Episcopal Church supports comprehensive immigration reform that respects the dignity and worth of every human being. Firmly rooted in the ministry of welcome, The Episcopal Church is committed to advocating for immigration policies that provide pathways to citizenship, mandate humane enforcement, and prioritize family unity.  On Sept. 10, Binsar Siahaan, an undocumented Indonesian immigrant living on the grounds of […]

Summary of Episcopal Church Policy and Advocacy on Healthcare in the United States

September 28, 2020

A Comprehensive and Universal Healthcare Program The Church supports comprehensive health care and recognizes the need for universal and equitable access for all. General Convention urges Episcopalians to advocate for adequate health care, along with nutrition and housing, as human rights that should be provided to all those residing in our nation, including veterans. This advocacy on a number of healthcare […]

EPPN Election Series: Voter Access

September 23, 2020

Challenges to Voter Access The previous installment of the EPPN Election Series focused on all the ways citizens can access the ballot. Between mail-in voting, in-person early voting, and voting on election day, the states provide a variety of methods for folks to cast their vote. Yet obstacles still hinder some voters on their path […]

Register to Vote!

September 22, 2020

National Voter Registration Day! “Voting is how a community or a nation decides how the moral values that it holds and shares shape public policy and the lives of people.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry To exercise this basic right, you must be registered to vote! The Episcopal Church is partnering with National Voter Registration Day, […]

EPPN Election Series: Election Process Integrity

September 16, 2020

The 2020 presidential election, now less than two months away, has given rise to much anxiety and concern among voters about the integrity of the process. Many Americans worry that their mail-in ballot will not arrive in time, or that the process is rigged in favor of one party or the other. People are also concerned about their own health and safety of […]

EPPN Census Series: What happens next?

September 9, 2020

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census collects and provides critical population data to the federal government and to states. September 30th marks the last day of data collection for the 2020 Census, meaning this is both the last day for self-response online or over the phone, and the last day census workers will be visiting […]

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