Do you identify as an advocate? Every person in your church and community has a story. You probably have one of your own. Are there people using the food pantries and clothing closets in your community, struggling to get by, whose voices aren’t being heard? What of the land, the water? What about the children? What of their stories? How might we share these truths, helping them be heard in the halls of power?
Part of the justice commitment of the Wisconsin Council of Churches is to help bring those stories to our public officials to inform the development of just policies and a moral budget. We want to be your ally in advocacy, equipping you to engage your neighbor, speak from a place of groundedness as a faith leader, and act in strategic ways so you can have impact on important issues.
Join us for two upcoming events that will help you grow as an advocate!
AWAKEN THE ADVOCATE WITHIN – Half-Day Advocacy Training in Brown Deer, Feb 23.
$30 earlybird rate extended through the weekend. $40 regular price begins Monday 2/11. Our presenter will help you think about advocacy in an era of divided government. What do “wins” look like? How can we shape a strategy for long-term progress? The morning will feature a blend of teaching and practical exercises so you will be equipped to speak effectively with public officials on issues that matter to you. Register at wichurches.org/calendar/event-list/awaken-the-advocate-within
PEOPLE OF FAITH UNITED FOR JUSTICE ADVOCACY DAY – April 11. Our Biennial Day of praying, learning and legislative visits at Wisconsin’s Capitol. This year, we’ll be talking about what it takes to grow up healthy in Wisconsin: early childhood, Medicaid expansion, safe drinking water, and more. Join with other people of faith (see the list of cosponsoring organizations on our event page) to make your voice heard. Morning plenaries, lunchtime planning sessions, afternoon visits to Assembly and Senate offices. $35 registration includes lunch. Late registration after March 18, $50. First United Methodist Church in Madison. Register at wichurches.org/calendar/event-list/advocacy-day