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We are blessed as a nation to vote. As citizens of this country, this is a right, an obligation, and a duty. Go vote. Vote your conscience. Your conscience inspired by what it means to love your neighbor, to participate in the process of seeking the common good, to participate in the process of making this a better world. However you vote, go and vote. And do that as followers of Jesus.”

-Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and Diocese of Northern Indiana ask you to get involved in the 2018 elections. We encourage you to:

  1. REGISTER yourself and others to vote

  2. MOBILIZE your community to the polls

  3. COMMUNICATE your commitment to #VoteFaithfully

  4. ADVOCATE with @TheEPPN for fair voting rights for all

  5. VOTE on Election Day - November 6

Cool Your conversation down with civil discourse. Engage in conversation intended to enhance understanding. Keep in mind:

  • Consider the merits and faults of positions including your own

  • Seek to make the best decisions possible when participating in the democratic process

  • Tenets include: respect, listening deeply, mutuality, openness, honesty, humility, and careful speech

  • All issues do not have to be fully discussed in one sitting

  • Stay focused on one topic at a time

  • Conversations can stop if your physical or emotional safety is in jeopardy

  • Start with values, see that we share more in common than differing political opinions may reveal

  • Hold the space for disagreement as a sacred, creative space

  • Policy is messy in development and outcome

  • Be courageous

  • You can engage in civil discourse starting today