Democracy, Voting, and Governance

SojoAction: Democracy, Voting, and Governance

The United States has a long and shameful history of suppressing the right to vote. African-American voters, immigrant communities, the elderly, and young people all represent voters who are disproportionately disenfranchised. Sojourners is committed to demolishing barriers, equipping the faith community, and defending the vulnerable through our voter engagement and protection work so that every person is able to fully participate as citizens in this country.

Exercising the right to vote is an act of righteous resistance and liberation — one that affirms the image of God in each voter and prevents a return to the dark days of legalized racial segregation in this country. These times call for broad, effective, faith-inspired civic engagement that defends and heals the heart of our democracy. Through our We Are Watching effort, we are working to hold election officials accountable for free and fair elections and ensure that our nation honors its core values and lives up to its highest ideals.

Democracy, Voting, and Governance

Our Work

In partnership with Faiths United to Save Democracy, we invite interfaith and multicultural faith leaders – lay and clergy – to join us as we seek to protect vulnerable voters. Defend democracy and begin the journey to become a poll chaplain for the upcoming election!
This is an opportunity for folks to "drop in" to hear more about our poll chaplain/peacekeeper voter protection initiative. These drop in sessions will take place during the months of May and June 2024 and are group calls, with the potential for 5 people to join in the conversation. Please see our available times through the link below and book your time today.
During our Voting for the Generations campaign, we engaged in this prophetic and communal art piece drawing from the Sankofa approach and biblical text of Revelation 21. Download our symbolic and communal art piece below!
Multi-racial, multi-faith, and multi-generational voter toolkit. 2024 election and beyond.
The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2023 is a bill to protect every American's inherent right to vote by modernizing the bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965. Download this bill summary to learn about our position on this bill and understand what it would do.
The Freedom to Vote Act is a bill to improve ballot access for all Americans, advance commonsense election integrity reforms, and protect our democracy from emerging threats. Download this bill summary to learn about our position on this bill and understand what it would do. 
Democracy, Voting, and Governance
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