By Katie Beckmann, Communications Manager
This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Advocacy.
Today, people across the United States will come together at polling stations to cast their votes for elected officials in all different capacities in government.
From local town officials to state representatives, voters will get decide the direction they want their communities governed.
Throughout the years, many women religious have been fiercely advocating for voting policy changes and solutions.
NETWORK, an organization founded by Catholic Sisters that initiated the “Nuns on a Bus” movement have advocated for:
Fair Voter Identification Laws
Early Voting and Vote by Mail
Same-Day Voter Registration
Restoring the Voting Rights Act
Automatic Voter Registration. (1)
On a Federal level, NETWORK has advocated for policies that will:
Guarantee all citizens their right to participate in the voting process without facing procedural obstacles
Simplify the voter registration process and make it as inclusive as possible
Restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Draw congressional districts fairly to ensure just representation in election results
Hold members of Congress accountable to their constituents, not donors. (1)
Regardless of your political beliefs, it is vital to vote on Election Day.
By voting for elected officials, you show your concern for and commitment to the betterment of your community.