We Are Watching!
Lawyers and Collars brings together faith leaders, working in partnership with attorneys, and civic engagement organizations to involve communities of faith in voting rights education and protection. The initiative is dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable citizens and protecting the right to vote for all.
Our Vision & Purpose
After the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act, states began a series of efforts to restrict voting rights. These efforts disproportionately affect people of color and young people.
As in the Civil Rights Movement, churches are critical for ensuring the right to vote.
Sojourners, Skinner Leadership Institute, and the National African American Clergy Network are partnering to defend the right to vote and to combat voter suppression tactics that compromise the vision and the values of our democracy. Through this effort we will be educating and equipping African American Clergy with the needed tools and resources to protect members of their communities from unjust efforts that prevent eligible voters from exercising their right to vote.
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Our faith teaches us that all people are created in the image of God. Protecting the right to vote affirms the divine imprint and inheritance of all God’s children.
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner
We have a clear Christian mandate to ensure that society’s most vulnerable can exercise the right to vote.
Rev. Jim Wallis
We Are Watching
Meetings with state election officials are central to the Lawyers and Collars voter education and protection program. Clergy advised state election officials during these meetings in various states that the coalition and it’s partners were monitoring the 2020 election to ensure a fair election process.
Hon. Kathy Boockvar
Secretary of State
Pennsylvania Department of State
Office of Secretary
302 N Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Election Protection Materials
This is our democracy. “We the people” includes me! Every vote must be counted.