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as an act of love and anti-racism

 VOTING AS AN ACT OF LOVE AND ANTI-RACISM

Churches have a long tradition of nonpartisan electoral advocacy, working to be sure that all eligible people have the knowledge and resources they need to vote. Voting is a civil right, and one that is regularly threatened as BIPOC people and other marginalized communities are being systematically excluded through intimidation, voter ID laws, and lack of proximity to polling places. Learn more about voting rights here.

As people of faith, we believe that when we vote with our core values and the Gospel in mind, it is an act of love and anti-racism and we have the chance to help bring about a glimpse of God’s kin-dom, the beloved community, here and now. 

Lunch & Learn: Voting as an Act of Love and Anti-Racism

Sunday, July 3 | 12:15-1:45PM

FLC Garrison Chapel or Zoom

What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than to join us for a Lunch & Learn discussion about Voting as an Act of Love and Anti-Racism? We are focusing on voting issues in July to equip us to use our votes and voices to advance God’s kin-dom in Austin and around the world. Lunch will be provided by our Mercy & Justice team. Donations are welcome. Zoom link sent when you register here>

One Person, No Vote

Tuesdays, July 5-26

6:30-8:00PM | Zoom

Join Pastor Cathy Stone to read and discuss Carol Anderson’s book, One Person, No Vote. Anderson chronicles the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965, known as the Shelby ruling. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. With vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans. Zoom link will be sent with registration. Sign up here>

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