Sign Up to be A Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator with the Office of Public Witness
In many of your congregations, you may already have a social witness ministry, a social justice committee or a collection of people dedicated to justice work. The Office of Public Witness invites you to organize and formalize a Grassroots Advocacy Team to engage your congregants and community members in the creation of public policy and the advancement of a justice agenda in 2018 and beyond.
What does an Advocacy Team do?
As a coordinator of an Advocacy Team, you commit to having a relationship with your team, your members of Congress, and The Office of Public Witness over a period of at least a year. We support your team with action alerts, team building and organizing resources, and issue briefs through out the year.
Are you Ordained?
If yes, you are
Between monthly calls, prep for advocacy visits, and organizing, it typically takes around 10 hours a month to be a Grassroots Advocacy Team Coordinator.
Yes, I can commit 10 hours a month
No, I cannot make this time commitment, but can connect you with someone in my community who might be able to
Successful Advocacy Teams start with a core organizing group of 3-8 people who are excited about building relationships with members of Congress.
Yes! I know three or more people who would be excited about helping me organize an Advocacy Team.
I'm not sure -- I need to reach out in my community.
No, I'm not connected to enough people who are interested in politics or organizing.
Please tell us what your current social witness ministry entails (soup kitchen, legal clinic, local advocacy, ect.)
Please check all Advocacy Issues on which your congregation is engaged or would like to be engaged.
Hunger and Child Nutrition
Middle East Conflict Resolution
Money in Politics
Criminal Justice Reform
Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Ending the Cuban Embargo
Fair Trade and Corporate Accountability
Conflict Resolution & Human Rights in S. Sudan & Sudan
Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in the DR Congo
Thank you! An Office of Public Witness Staff Member will contact you shortly with more information, invitations to trainings, and
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