Resources

Faith Advocacy Resources

Here are some resources that may be helpful to you as a clergy person or person of faith lobbying your senators and representative for LGBT equality:

End workplace discrimination.  Sign the national clergy letter in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Faith Advocacy 101 Packet --packet including Faith Leaders Lobbying Tips, Pre-Lobbying Checklist, How to Schedule In-District Meetings, and Additional Advocacy Ideas

Political Advocacy Guidelines for Religious Non-Profits --practical guidelines for clergy and religious organizations about advocacy, lobbying and political action to clarify what is allowed on an individual basis and an institutional basis

Employment Non-Discrimination Act Talking Points --explanation of ENDA and talking points for clergy and people of faith

Rebuttals to Frequently Used Arguments Against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

ENDA: a Jewish Perspective by Karen L. Erlichman

Sample letters in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act:

  • Find out if your senator or representative is a co-sponsor of ENDA
  • Use these letters as models but write your letter in your own words
  • Handwritten letters and handwritten envelopes draw more attention and are more effective

Sample letter thanking your senator or representative for being a co-sponsor of ENDA

Sample letter encouraging your senator or representative to become a co-sponsor of ENDA