LAMPa offers you many different ways to be involved in the ministry of advocacy.
Be a part of our E-advocacy through signing up for ACTIONET. You will receive a monthly e-newsletter and occasional action alerts.
Check on our resource section for ideas in education, worship and advocacy development.
LAMPa advocacy is most effective when Lutherans across the state are involved and active. LAMPa staff help facilitate Lutheran advocacy efforts, but members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly want to hear from their constituents — your stories, experiences and influence impact their decisions.Here are steps you can take right now:Join the LAMPa Advocacy Network. By signing up for the Action Alerts, you will receive a monthly newsletter, legislative updates and key advocacy opportunities in your inbox. You can also share these action alerts with your personal network on social media.Reach out to your legislators by email, letter, or phone — and encourage your congregation to do the same. Each of us has a unique story, and we are part of a larger story that makes up the ELCA. Explain why, as their constituent, issues affect you, your neighbors, your community and our larger world.Invite your officials to visit your congregation’s ministry or project. Lawmakers are more likely to support helpful legislation when they see firsthand the needs of a community. By reminding our officials of what Lutherans do to serve people in their constituencies and around the world, we establish that we speak from places of compassion, credibility and concern.Build a relationship with the staff in your legislators’ district office. Invite them to your congregation’s events and visit their offices regularly; let them know what positions you’d like your member to take on crucial issues affecting our vulnerable neighbors and God’s creation.Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper, lifting up an issue of concern. Mention your elected officials by name and you will not only reach your fellow constituents, but you will get the attention of your officials’ offices also. Remember the most powerful voice is your own.Would your youth group, adult Sunday school class, or other group like to come to Harrisburg to learn more about advocacy? Contact us to discuss the opportunities!