Our democracy and the sacred right to vote are under a most severe attack. Nearly 400 voter restriction measures in 48 states have been proposed or passed, making it even harder for people of color, the elderly, and the poor to vote. This battle is far too big for one racial, ethnic, or faith group to fight alone. Therefore, we must band together with other allies in 2021-2022 intergenerational, multiracial, and interfaith voter protection campaign entitled Faiths United to Save Democracy.

 

It's our democracy. Let's save it together!

BACKGROUND:  The 2021 – 2022 Faiths United to Save Democracy campaign is a product of the 2018 and 2020 Turnout Sunday/Lawyers & Collars Campaign, of clergy and lawyers working to protect vulnerable votes at the polls. It was coordinated through Skinner Leadership Institute’s National African American Clergy Network of denomination and independent churches in partnership with Sojourners, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE: If we believe every person is created in the image of God, “Imago Dei,” then they deserve to vote in free and fair elections. Therefore, our political campaign has a theological base and a moral imperative to save democracy for everyone, across racial lines, and a faith infrastructure that has the spiritual power to unite all who say they are the people of God. What Dr, Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and many leaders of the freedom struggle in America named as the “Beloved Community” is the moral foundation for our political battles for democracy.

CAMPAIGN GOAL: The campaign goal is to equip intergenerational Black, Latino, and Asian clergy together with Muslim and Jewish congregations with tools and resources to neutralize or defeat voter restrictions and suppression at the state level effectively. The campaign is a special call to white faith leaders of conscience to join the battle to ensure that no American, especially citizens of color, is denied the right to vote. The campaign will also educate clergy and multi-faith leaders on national voting rights legislation (For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act) to fully restore voting access through a robust media and social media campaign. The Faiths United to Save Democracy campaign will be focused on the Turnout Sunday/Lawyers & Collars Campaign States: AL, AZ, FL, GA, MI, NC, OH, PA, TX, and WI.  

VOTING MADE EASY: Tools and Resources

  • Who Do I Call If My Right To Vote Is Challenged, or I Suspect Misconduct at My Polling Place?  1-866-OUR-VOTE (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights) | 1-866-687-8683

  • What is Turbo Voting, Online Voting, and Same Day Voting? www.headcount.org