As with the medical profession, we begin with the premise, “First, do no harm.” We then proceed from that point to find the best reactions to thorny and often confusing measures, always keeping in mind our mission statement to be a prophetic witness to the Gospel by advocating in the public policy arena for justice, equity, and fairness in the treatment of all people, in particular those most vulnerable in our society.
This year there are seven propositions, fewer than in some years. They represent a wide range of topics but contain issues of concern for us all. We have done our best to find the most helpful, least harmful recommendations. We hope these are of help to you.
Here is a summary of our recommendations. Further explanation for each proposition follows below.
Proposition 1: YES
Proposition 26: YES
Proposition 27: YES
Proposition 28: YES
Proposition 29: YES
Proposition 30: YES
Proposition 31: No Recommendation
You can download a PDF of our recommendations for use in your congregation here.
You can download ideas for IMPACT Sundays in your congregation and community here.