Title: Reaffirmation of Resolutions Supporting Civic Involvement
ID: EXC022004.35
Committee: National Concerns (report 8)
Citation: Executive Council Minutes, Feb. 9-12, 2004, Tampa, FL, p. 37.

Resolved, That the Executive Council meeting in Tampa, Florida on February 9-12, 2004, reaffirms General Convention Resolution 2000-B050 acknowledging the use of the political process as an act of Christian stewardship and encourages congregations to engage in conversations and theological reflection on public policy issues; and be it further

Resolved, That the Executive Council reaffirms General Convention Resolution 1994-D132 encouraging the development of programs of literacy, citizenship, voter registration and advocacy to counteract violations of civil rights; and be it further

Resolved, That Episcopalians pray for our elected officials and ask that they listen to the voices of the Church as valuable resources in determining solutions to societal problems; and be it further

Resolved, That the Church celebrates those who fought and gave their lives to extend the right to vote to women and people of color; and be it further

Resolved, That the Church recognizes that a faithful commitment to voting is an extension of our baptismal covenant to “strive for justice and peace and the dignity of every human being” and asks all Episcopalians to actively engage in advocating for voter rights, encouraging voter registration, getting out the vote, and volunteering to assist voters at the polls.

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