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UMC Bishops call for equal voting rights

The United Methodist Building is across the road from the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. | Photo courtesy Church and Society file photo
The United Methodist Building is across the road from the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. | Photo courtesy Church and Society file photo
Council of Bishops
The United Methodist Church
 
For Immediate Release
January 21, 2022
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is calling upon United Methodists to use their influence in their states, legislative districts, and local precincts to enable voter registration and to encourage elected officials to provide the resources necessary to support the fullest possible participation in elections.

The bishops issued their statement today in the aftermath of the decision by the United States Senate to reject legislation that would have counter action taken by several states legislatures making voting more difficult, especially in minority communities.

Click here to read the full statement

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Media Contact:
Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga
Director of Communications - Council of Bishops
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