The roots of the Michigan League for Public Policy date back to 1912 when it was the Michigan Conference of Charities and Corrections.
In 1938, it incorporated with the stated purpose:
“To promote social well-being by facilitating the discussion of methods which will make for social progress; by assisting charitable organizations and institutions enlisted in this cause to increase their efficiency on behalf of the public; by disseminating information concerning social conditions and social work; and by developing concerted action to produce practical results among individuals and charitable organizations engaged in public or private welfare work…”
Over time, the organization’s purpose has remained essentially unchanged: the League works to identify and help solve basic health and social welfare problems through research and analysis, information dissemination and advocacy.
How many times have you read an article in the paper or watched a news story and wished there was something you could do? With the Episcopal Public Policy Network, you can.
Senators and Representatives care about what you, their constituent, thinks about a particular issue. Whether you feel passionately about environmental protection, HIV/AIDS funding, or education, you can make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Advocacy can happen at many different levels.
The Episcopal Public Policy Network is specifically focused (by General Convention) on federal advocacy. EPPN has a number of state affiliates that work on state-level legislation.
Recent EPPN Action Alerts:
Interfaith Power & Light describes themselves as "a religious response to global warming".
Their mission "is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This campaign intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all".
Interfaith Power & Light encourages energy stewardship in congregations. IPL also brings the voice of the faith community into the policy-making arena, by being advocates for the vulnerable people and communities that are most affected by climate change.