As the election approaches, many people of faith are turning to clergy for advice and assistance in the voting process. This year the Council is partnering with the nonpartisan voting rights organization Democracy North Carolina to provide materials to help congregations participate in the upcoming election. We encourage you to use the new Faithful Voter Pledge Card as one way to help your congregation think about the election. Please click here to order your cards.
We have a large supply, so please order enough for each member of your congregation. The goal is to pass out these cards at a worship service or meeting where members of your faith community can fill them out and you can collect them at that same gathering.
Why distribute and collect these cards? Because they increase voter participation.
A project in Georgia showed that congregants who signed and returned this kind of pledge card were more likely to vote than those who didn’t. People who complete the cards will receive information about how to review their own ballot before the election so they can be better prepared to vote.
We will send you directions for distributing and collecting the cards, and then returning them to us — at our expense. As the election approaches, we will mail congregation members reminders of their pledge to vote and to encourage others to vote.
In addition, please help us expand the network of Faith Ambassadors who serve as voter educators and motivators for their congregations. Share this information and invite others to sign up as a Faith Ambassador.
This is such a crucial year for our state and nation. We are all called to be fully engaged and take action. Thank you for working to engage your congregation.