Voting Rights

Voting is power because it allows us to have a say in who has influence over issues that affect our daily lives. Voting gives voice, and the ability to give voice offers individuals a sense of belonging and self‐worth. When we help uphold the Voting Rights Act, we are guarding this dignity and showing marginalized groups that their civic involvement matters.

Become Informed:

  • Be introspective, prayerfully examining the United Methodist stance on social issues and your own beliefs and habits. Becoming a strong ally in a social justice movement requires ongoing self-reflection, learning, and openness to growth.

Help:

Advocate:

  • Become a part of a Burke UMC social justice team that focuses on voting rights

  • Write an article on the issue of voting rights for the Burke UMC Connections Newsletter Write to legislators by clicking HERE to show your support for the For the People Act (click HERE for more information)

  • Find and join other organizations that promote voting rights

Donate:

  • Donate to organizations listed above or other organizations that promote voting rights: charitynavigator.org/

  • Giving Compass

Rise Up:

  • Attend demonstrations or protests aimed at supporting voting rights