The dictionary defines an advocate as one who supports or promotes the interests of others. But how can we put that definition into action? Being an advocate does not always involve drastic measures. Everyday, we have the chance to stand up and speak when we see the need. Advocates have the opportunity to speak to their elected representatives, friends, family, and congregations about important issues. They have the ability to organize prayer vigils, marches, and fundraisers in their communities. Advocates are not identified by the consequences of their actions. They are defined by their ability to give a voice to those who have none.
Join the EPPN!
The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations cannot advocate for important issues alone. It needs individuals and congregations to write to their representatives, ask for support on social justice issues, and make their voices heard. Working together, we can send a strong message to Congress. Become a member of the Episcopal Public Policy Network today and join committed Episcopalians working for a better world.
Intern or Volunteer for the EPPN
Do you feel passionate about an issue such as refugees, international peace, or HIV/AIDS? Would you like to take action on this and other social justice issues while also learning the background of grassroots advocacy? Consider joining the EPPN as a volunteer or intern. Working in our Washington DC office on Capitol Hill, you’ll learn how the EPPN works with both the government and our members to advocate for important issues. You’ll also have the chance to attend Congressional committee hearings and assist staff with legislative research. The opportunity is perfect for anyone interested in taking a leap into public policy and advocacy.
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