Many of our members and broader network have taken part in non-partisan work of The Center for Common Ground, a Virginia 501(c)3. For the 2020 election including the primaries, the General Election, and the January 5 runoff, Reclaim Our Vote reached out to 14 million voters. We distributed 9.4 million postcard addresses, sent 2.9 million text messages, and made 1.7 million phone calls.
A number of members have found the material on this site, particularly the 30-day Challenge, to be eye-opening. "I had never heard of the Tulsa Massacre until I read it in this challenge. Unbelievable and yet so believable." Go at your own pace.
This network of DC churches responds to requests from the DC Public Defender Service for assistance with specific short-term needs, helping to resolve problems and issues that threaten the ability of returning citizens and others in the criminal justice system to successfully transition to society.
Our pastors have signed letters to DC City Council to urge passage of the Record Sealing Modernization Act. All are urged to speak to their councilmembers about this. Westminster's councilmember Charles Allen held a hearing on the bill on April 8. We are awaiting word on the outcome.
In 2019, our Session endorsed the statements and goals of the PPC. They align with our understanding of the Gospel mandate for justice and equity.