Become An Advocate For Change In North Texas
People will be trained to fight for justice in upcoming legislative session
In the summer of 2019, the North Texas and Central Texas conferences partnered with the General Board of Church and Society to create a cadre of faith-based grassroots organizing toward justice. Under the leadership of Christian Watkins as the Wendland Fellow for Faith and Justice, our advocacy efforts from this cohort have had direct impact as members visited their state elected officials in Washington, D.C. and served as educational equity advocates with Pastors for Texas Children.
The Advocates for Justice cohort decided to approach its advocacy through the lens of race in three areas: immigration, maternal health and education. We are headed into 2021 with high hopes of continuing the good fight of faith in the areas of advocacy and justice.
In preparation for the upcoming legislative session, we are hoping to mobilize a movement of North Texas advocates. We are looking to form small groups of advocates in legislative districts across the conference. These groups will be provided training in how to:
- Become better equipped to know the issues of injustice
- Utilize strategies in talking to legislators, influencers and leaders
- Tap into established grassroots organizations to continue the work of undoing racism and injustice.
If you would like to join this movement, email Jurrita Williams Louie or call 972-526-5016.
Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2020