D071 Establish State Policy Networks

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 79th General Convention to be faithful in living into the Jesus Movement encourage the continued growth and development of grassroots advocacy capacity, with the intention of creating, equipping and mobilizing networks of Episcopalians to address the issues of social justice including but not limited to civil rights, racial reconciliation, environmental stewardship, alleviation of hunger and poverty; and be it further

Resolved, That the Office of Government Relations continue outreach to build awareness and membership of the Episcopal Public Policy Network throughout The Episcopal Church; and be it further

Resolved, That as resources allow, the Office of Government Relations support dioceses in developing or expanding state advocacy networks consistent with resolutions of the General Convention or Executive Council of The Episcopal Church and with the support of the diocesan bishop or bishops in the states they operate.


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