On Jan. 28, LEAN advocate Bill Ledford led an informative Zoom session on how to use public online tools to follow legislation making its way through the 2021 Nevada legislative session, and the best ways to stay in touch with the lawmaking process and reach out to your assemblypersons and senators. Special guest, Bishop Deborah Hutterer of the Grand Canyon Synod, talks about the importance of keeping engaged with government on behalf of our fellow citizens, as Christians and Lutherans.
Watch the complete video of the presentation here:
Zoom Event Shows How To Connect With Lawmakers, Follow Bills
Lutheran Engagement and Advocacy in Nevada (LEAN), a statewide faith-based organization that advocates for just and fair legislation and public policy for all Nevadans, will host a special Zoom workshop as the 2021 Nevada Legislature prepares to open its bi-annual session on February 1. “Connecting with the Nevada Legislature 101: Advocating for our Neighbor as Lutherans” takes place on Thursday, January 28 at 2 p.m.
LEAN speaks at the Legislature through its Advocate, Bill Ledford, on matters that affect the most vulnerable in our state and in relation to the ELCA statements about social justice as decided by its board members. LEAN also strives to educate parishioners on the issues and on ways to be engaged, effective citizens.
In this workshop, participants will:
• Hear from our Bishop Deborah Hutterer of the Grand Canyon Synod, on calling Christians to speak publicly on behalf of “the least of these my brothers and sisters.”
• Learn how you can find your way around the Nevada Legislature website
• Learn where to find potential new laws being presented this session
• How to effectively communication with legislators
• Grow in seeing how the ELCA Social Statements guide LEAN’s advocacy efforts
Meeting ID: 850 3440 4792 Passcode: 629332 If calling in by phone, click here to find your local number.
Lutheran Engagement and Advocacy in Nevada is a partnership effort of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), through the Division for Church in Society (the Division) and the Grand Canyon and Sierra Pacific Synods.