PoP Advocacy Team

The PoP ELCA Advocacy Team purposes are to:

1. Help PoP members grow in awareness of ELCA Advocacy Ministry.
“ELCA advocacy ministry speaks for biblical values: peacemaking, hospitality to strangers, care for creation, and concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease.” ECLA Advocacy Page

2. Support the efforts of ELCA Faith and Society by increasing member participation in:

ELCA e-Advocacy Network: www.elca.org/en/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Church/Advocacy

Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin www.loppw.org/

The current ELCA social statement process

Interfaith advocacy groups, such as
      o ESTHER – Faith Communities United for Justice: www.esther-foxvalley.org/about
      o Bread for the World 
      o Wisconsin Council of Churches: www.wichurches.org/advocacy/

3. Provide opportunities to learn about & discuss important issues in a non-partisan, faith-informed way

4. Help PoP members grow in confidence and skills of using their citizen voices.

As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our hands, through our direct service work and our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. Through faithful advocacy, the ELCA lives out our Lutheran belief that governments can help advance the common good.

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA World Hunger's 2023 Lenten Study, "40 Days of Giving" begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22.
In preparation for Lent and your particiaption in the ELCA World Hunger's 2023 Lenten Study, please watch this brief video above, which gives a glimpse of the work of our church around the world and in our own country.

As the 117th Congress comes to a close, lawmakers have a limited window to pass an extension to the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which lapsed at the end of 2021. Click the link below to read more and take action!

Urgent ELCA Action Alert - Join ELCA Action to Cut U.S. Child Poverty


Sunday, Nov. 13 | “Bread for the World Forum”
Is it hard to believe on the heels of the mid-term election, that an important bill recently passed in the US Senate on a unanimous voice vote? Two of our Bread for the World Offering of Letters helped make that happen!!

You are invited to the Congregational Life Room on Sunday, November 13, following BOTH worship services (starting at 9:15 am and 11:00 am) for our 2022 Bread for the World Sunday forum. The PoP ELCA Advocacy Team is eager to share:
  • A biblical reflection & discussion
  • A brief video with recent great news (please click and watch it!)
  • Current signs for hope
  • A look ahead and an invitation
  • ELCA World Hunger Advent resources
Please come to learn more and be encouraged! Pick up your ELCA World Hunger Advent calendars & study.

Help End Hunger: 2021 Offering of Letters
The PoP ELCA Advocacy Team encourages your participation in the Offering of Letters as hunger has increased dramatically throughout our country and the world in the past year.

You can learn about this year’s Offering of Letters campaign by:
  • Joining the Fox Valley Offering of Letters Webinar on April 29 at 12:00pm for a regional, interfaith action to “have faith and end hunger.” Learn more and register here.
This year, we are writing letters to our Members of Congress to urge them to support U.S. leadership of global nutrition efforts and taking steps to uphold the recent thrilling measures taken to reduce child poverty in the U.S. by 50%. Once you write a letter or email to your Members of Congress, please report your letters with the PoP Letter Tally form to the Advocacy Team so we know our progress toward our goal of at least 100 letters.

As of this writing, we have 21 letters reported as sent.  Please help us reach the goal!  Thanks so much!

For more information, please connect with PoP contact: Nancy Jones (920-731-9250 or njjones.wisconsin@gmail.com).