California Church IMPACT and the California Council of Churches need you and your friends to become members. Your support allows us to continue and to expand our important work.
The California Council of Churches develops resources and programs and publishes study guides on issues of social and economic justice, equity, inclusiveness, compassion, and peace.
California Church IMPACT (CCI) seeks to be a prophetic witness to the Christian gospel through legislative advocacy on behalf of 51 Protestant and Orthodox denominations and judicatories, more than 5,500 congregations, and over 1.5 million church members in California.
In California, IMPACT's influence in the legislature for social justice, fairness and human rights has never been greater. We have been told by legislators and staff that it was our activist base that made the difference in several close votes for justice and equality.
Our activist base numbers in the thousands, larger than ever and growing. This year alone, we presented advocacy training workshops to more than 1,500 people in fifteen training sessions throughout the state.
Church IMPACT is also known for our acclaimed faith-based recommendations on ballot propositions based on the traditional moral values of justice and fairness for all of God's children. Over 1,000 congregations participate in our IMPACT Sundays leading up to elections to hold discussions and distribute our ballot proposition recommendations.
Other activities include tracking legislation at the state and federal levels, testifying at legislative hearings, working collaboratively with other advocacy groups, lobbying legislators, and publishing our electronic activist alerts, which reaches every congregation in the state, and training local church advocates to be effective participants in the public policy processes of government.
We invite you to help us expand our activist base in every legislative district to continue and increase the effectiveness of our advocacy efforts to work toward meaningful governance reform that will allow California to provide needed services for the most vulnerable in our state and to provide updates, training and resources to help people of faith to be as effective and articulate advocates as possible. IMPACT is the largest and most effective faith-based advocacy organization in California. It is essential to our mission to be the advocacy voice for justice for our member denominations.
Please visit http://www.churchimpact.org/take-action.html and sign up now! Please share this newsletter and link with others in your congregation, community, and denomination and encourage them to sign up and help us grow our activist network!