Recommendations & Guides
Voter Registration Deadline October 24: Check your voter registration status, register or re-register online HERE.
- Voter Guide to Evaluating Propositions, from the LOPP—CA (download PDF)
- California Secretary of State website.
- Follow the Money Trail with the Sacramento Bee; see fundraising, spending and independent expenditure numbers for candidates and ballot measures.
- Ballotpedia—Have a question about direct democracy and ballot measures? Ballotpedia contains a wealth of information on the 2016 ballot measures.
ELCAvotes is an initiative to expand the role of the church in encouraging faithful and non-partisan voter participation by providing faith based resources around voting. Learn more.
|Photo above by Mark Carlson, 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, March 2015, Selma, Alabama|
|Right: Rep. John Lewis with the pastor of Mt. Zion Methodist Church, rural Philadelphia, Mississippi, and families of martyred voting rights workers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. Lewis, from the pulpit on the occasion of the 50th anniversary, June 2014: "We should get up in the morning on election day and run to the polls like our lives depended on it."|
|Mark Carlson urges a YES vote on Proposition 67 to protect the ban on plastic bags. Next to him is the Bag Monster, a monstrous collection of plastic bags, clogging landfills and oceans.||Turtles can't vote but their lives depend on your vote—YES on 67.|
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ELCA World Hunger
Responding to Christ's call to "Go and do likewise"
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