“Loose the Chains” Faith Agenda
Religious organizations play a key role in NGP’s work. Through “Loose the Chains”, we partner with churches, synagogues, mosques and other orders to host voter registration drives, disseminate information about voting rights and voter protection, and assist voters to the polls.
This fall, “Loose the Chains” Faith Agenda is focused on the following:
- Black Church "Vote by Mail" Campaign - NGP, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Wheat Street Baptist Church, and Bishops of the AME, AME Zion and CME churches in Georgia encourage every African American congregation in Georgia join our "Vote by Mail" campaign. If we vote together in worship as a collective sacred act, we can and will shift “black church” voter turnout exponentially!
Watch this video to learn more, and visit the "Loose the Chains" blog to sign-up.
- Voter Pledge for Congregations - NGP partners with churches for our “Loose The Chains” pledge card program. More than 5,000 pledge cards were sent in 2017, along with a letter explaining the importance of the role that faith institutions play in our democracy, explaining the campaign, and rules for participation. If you or your congregation would like to participate, please click here.
- Faith Blog - NGP’s Faith Blog provides our faith partners with up to the minute activities, volunteer opportunities, voter protection rallies, and other relevant events. Click here to read the Blog.
- Forum for Faith and Politics - NGP’s faith community is committed to elevating the public discourse about the role of faith in politics and voting rights. Public conversations, such as Politics, Black Liberation, and Theologies of Resistance, are scheduled throughout the fall.
The New Georgia Project is recruiting congregations and partner faith organizations to help with these efforts. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information