Our Faith Our Vote
The United Church of Christ’s Our Faith Our Vote Campaign is our ongoing commitment to equip you with the tools for nonpartisan faithful engagement in our democratic process. The campaign is made up of three main components; voter registration, issue education, and voter empowerment.
Politics is often taken to be a dirty word, but political processes are simply the way communities organize their common life. For people of faith, public policy is never merely politics. It is a way of living out the commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves. It is fitting for local congregations and church structures across the country to develop nonpartisan programs to help the faith community reflect upon the political order.
Education & Resources
The Our Faith Our Vote Campaign offers a variety of resources to support you in your engagement in your congregation and community. Understand your rights as an individual and as a part of a faith community, check your registration status, and find concrete tools to advocate for the issues you care about. It is important to be informed on the issues at stake and to ensure that each person’s voice is heard and their sacred right to vote is protected.
Political Advocacy Rights for Churches
Church political activities are limited due to their IRS Tax-exempt Other Resources Status, Download a guide about ways UCC churches can participate in raising their voices during elections that are legally protected. Download here.
Tools to Get Out the Vote
Host a voter registration drive at your church, start a conversation about the importance of expressing our faith through civic participation in your congregation, know your laws. Find helpful tools and ideas you can use to get out the vote! Download
Public Policy Advocacy Toolkit
The United Church of Christ has a long-standing commitment to advocate for public policies that promote healing and reconciliation in our troubled world. The Public Policy Advocacy Guide contains advocacy organizing tools to help UCC members and churches become better informed on key issues and to organize for justice and peace in concrete ways. Download
Join the UCC Votes
Tell us why it’s important to you, as a person of faith, to cast your vote! Submit a photo using our template, and be featured on our Facebook and Twitter! Learn more.
Find out if you’re registered to vote.
Listen to messages from UCC Officers about the Our Faith Our Vote Campaign, better understand the legal parameters of engaging in elections with your congregation, hear from policy experts on the latest voting rights legislation and more..
A Message from Rev. Traci Blackmon
Legal Advice for Engaging in Elections
2021 – 2022 Legislation Voting Rights
Upcoming Trainings & Events
January 30, 2024 | Help America Vote Day
August 1, 2024 | Poll Worker Recruitment Day – Join our partners, Power the Polls and help recruit poll workers!
August 6, 2024 | Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
September 17, 2024 | National Voter Registration Day
October 29, 2024 | Vote Early Day
October/November Exact Date TBD | Vote Faithfully Sunday
November 5, 2024 | U.S. General Election
November 5, 2024 | United States elections
Pledge to Vote and Help a Friend!
Many voters like you are pledging to increase civic engagement by committing to encouraging three friends to vote on or before Election Day. Join our Vote Tripling Campaign and make your pledge today!
Civic Action Center
Check your registration status, find important dates for elections in your area, learn about candidates, and find the polling location nearest you.