Office of Public Policy & Advocacy in
Washington D.C.

About Us

The Office of Public Policy & Advocacy In Washington D.C.  assumes the leadership function for social action concerns in the UCC and to provide resources to the national, conference and local churches. The Office identifies, analyzes and forecasts emerging social issues which call for the attention of the denomination.

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Justice and Peace Action Network

JPANet is a community of members collectively advocating on a variety of issues for social change. These issue areas are resourced by the Office team to shape coordinated strategy on our common witness. For global issues, partners at Global Ministries, a common missional witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ work with the Office on key actions.

National Campaigns

The Office engages with UCC advocates across the country through a multitude of campaigns. Our Faith Our Vote Campaign offers resources for faithful, nonpartisan engagement in the electoral process. Just Peace is a movement of UCC congregations committed to boldly proclaiming a public identity as a justice-doing, peace-seeking church. Poor People’s Campaign is a movement in partnership with national organizations that seeks to unite poor and impacted communities across the country.

Understanding the Issues

Each day, the D.C. team works to follow a multitude of issues and legislation related to those issues. From racial justice to healthcare, voting rights to environmental justice, poverty to peace, learn about the issues we work on, the UCC’s General Synod witness on those issues, and ways you can get involved.

Ways to Take Action Today

“If a single decision in the halls of the U.S. Congress can either enhance or undo literally millions of acts of Christian caring, I should try to influence such decisions…”

Sandy Sorensen, Director of the Washington Office

Justice & Peace Action Network Newsletters

JPANet November 2021 Newsletter

This month’s Getting to the Root is written by the Rev. Nellis Kennedy-Howard, a teaching…

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JPANet October 2021 Newsletter

In this month’s Getting to the Root, UCC Domestic Policy Advocate, Katie Adams helps us…

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JPANet September 2021 Newsletter

In this month’s Getting to the Root, UCC International Policy Advocate, Rev. Michael Neuroth…

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Annual Advocacy Events

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Conference Ministers Mobilizing

Conference Ministers Mobilizing

Staff Advocacy Days

Staff Advocacy Days