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RESOURCE & TOOL FOR ADVOCACY!  Steps to introducing advocacy into your ministries:  Our Church Our World 022018

(The above booklet is an updated version of the 2014 booklet still available (Advocacy Ministry)

Called into the World 2018 (devotions on our ELCA Social Statements) written by former and current LOPPW Advisory Council members.

Video from our D.C. Office! ELCA Advocacy: Set free to do justice – YouTube

ELCA Resource: Talking Together as Christians about Tough Social Issues:  Talking_Together_Social

ELCA Advocacy office in Washington D.C. website

Braver Angels is an organization focused on bringing “more than civility, empathy, and goodwill” to conversations. “We need courage.”  They accept donations but do not have specific fees for their workshops and trainings.  Also, find an interview with Partnerships Specialist Julie Boler of Braver Angels Here.

Recent webinar:  Lifting our Voices during the Pandemic: Co-sponsored by LOPPW and Women of the ELCA ECSW – Power Point Presentation & Recording

PPT for Webinar Lifting our Voices during the Pandemic

August Resource Opportunity 2020

Congress traditionally takes a recess during the month of August, allowing lawmakers time to return to their home states and congressional districts to connect with constituents. That may look a bit different this year, but the month still holds meaningful potential for local advocates to advance relationships and engage with elected officials, ask questions and share concerns.  

New to help you connect with lawmakers in 2020 is a Virtual Visits resource with tips on how to utilize digital communications options more widely in use this year. Our August Recess Guide also contains ideas for communicating with your elected officials and candidates indistrict this month. 

Here are some timely questions and talking points based upon ELCA Advocacy priorities. 

ELCA – Publically Engaged Church 

2019-21 Budget Season

LOPPW State Budget Priorities    

Budget Hearings & our Public Voice

LOPPW is part of a coalition that supports the alternative 2017-19 Wisconsin State Budget written by economists from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families:  A Wisconsin Budget for All


NEW LOPPW RESOURCE:  Money & Politics   The Gradual Distortion of American Politics and its Impact on Poverty – What does the church have to say?  2016 Money & Politics

Summary of the longer Money & Politics    2016 Money and politics summary (2)

ELCA STATEMENTS:  ELCA Social Statement on Economic Life,

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Campaign Finance Social Statement

New book now available! “The Forgotten Luther: Reclaiming the Social-Economic Dimension of the Reformation” – order by contacting from Lutheran University Press: www.lutheranUpress.org

 Forgotten Luther

Jon Peacock and Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Budget Project, an initiative of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, developed an alternative budget that would have allowed us to save and improve our valued Safety Net Programs and keep funding in our schools.  LOPPW is part of Better Choices, a group of nonprofit leaders made this alternative 2015/16 budget known:  Better-Choices-for-the-Wisconsin-Budget