Vote Common Good’s final stop before election will be at Community UCC

The Vote Common Good national tour is coming to town. It’s final rally stop before the critical midterm election will be at Community United Church of Christ in Fresno.

  • What: Vote Common Good Rally
  • When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
  • Where: Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93710

Volunteers are needed! Contact Felicia Rocha (flearocha82@gmail.com) if you can help with this event.

Vote Common Good is a group of religious leaders, authors, speakers, and musicians who are part of a bus tour traveling across the U.S. Vote Common Good hopes to share the good news of God, which should be good news for all people, and to shift the national conversation from fear to faith.

Christian speakers, musicians and thought leaders are inviting fellow believers to flip Congress for the Common Good in 2018. Nationally renowned speakers will lead a lively event giving reasons why evangelicals should switch their votes this year.

Come out to hear John Pavlovitz, Frank Schaeffer, Doug Pagitt, Christy Berghoef and other speakers accompanied by awesome music from the Rev. Vince Anderson.

Behind the fun, Vote Common Good sends a message: In the 2018 election a follower of Jesus can’t help but know that Congress must change. The Trump administration’s practices go against the biblical Jesus.

Doug Pagitt explains: “The way they treat children; the way they treat refugees and immigrants; the way they treat the disadvantaged; the way they treat our overall sense of kindness and goodness; their seeming total commitment to cruelty, crassness, and corruption” stand in contradiction to Jesus’s teachings.

It is an opportunity to come together and try to live out the teachings of Jesus, not just in our everyday lives, but in the voting booth as well.

For more information: https://www.votecommongood.com/events/fresno-california/

 

Last day to register to vote is Oct. 22!

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

Monday, Oct. 22, is the California deadline, the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election.

You can click here to check your voter registration. And talk to your friends and family, urging them to take part in our basic civic responsibility of self-government by electing leaders. And it all starts with registering to vote.

Every election matters, from local issues to selecting leaders who will decide our national issues. During our recent community conversations, a recurring theme of ways our congregation can take action came back to voting — helping educate ourselves and others and to lead education efforts among those around us.