Acknowledging the importance of the right to vote in the U.S. election and the challenges of the pandemic, general ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are making space for their employees to take part in nonpartisan efforts to vote, get out the vote, or do community service.
Several ministries have offered employees time off on or before election day (Nov. 3) so they can assist people to get to the polls, encourage voter registration, stand in lines themselves, serve as poll judges, or do other community service.
The Disciples Justice Ministries are offering an ever-growing catalogue of resources for voter engagement.
“As we follow Christ and work for justice, we are called to show up, stand up, and speak up,” General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens said. “This election season is a chance Disciples to make a difference in their communities.”