Women of faith will play a decisive role in determining the fate of American democracy. When women lead in a spirit of courage, we change the course of history.
As women of faith, we are united in the universal values of dignity, justice and compassion, and our vision of wholeness for all God’s children. Grounded in the teachings of our traditions, the lessons of history, and the wisdom of today’s prophetic women, we seek to kindle an ethic of community that allows life to flourish.
We call on those in power, at every level, to honor the principles and enact the policies articulated in this document. And as women of faith, we commit to voting with this vision in mind.
Enacting Racial Justice
God created us all equal, and the principles of equality and freedom outlined in our nation’s founding documents must be put into practice.
Advocating for Fair and Compassionate Immigration
We affirm that no human being is illegal. Immigrants are cherished members of our communities. Breaking up families and sending immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees back to poverty, violence and likely death is evil. As Women of Faith we demand comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for all who want it.
Improving Healthcare for all Women
It is time for women of faith to bring from the shadows to the front conversations around sexual assault, domestic violence, obstetric violence, infertility, reproductive loss and reproductive rights.
We believe that women deserve public policy that provides access to convenient, high quality, and affordable health care and contraception for all women, including fertility treatments and counseling services and compulsory and comprehensive, evidence based, reproductive health education for every student.
Defending LGBTQ Equality
LGBTQ people are children of God who must be treated with equal dignity and equal protection. As women of faith, we are demanding the prioritization of federal policies that uphold human dignity, fairness and freedom.
Championing Disability Rights
Created in the image of God, all human beings have different abilities and deserve a life of dignity, access, and protection. As women of faith, we are committed to advocating and advancing the cause of disability rights.
Demanding a Fair Tax Code and Pro-Family Work Policies
The United States is the only industrialized country with no national paid family leave policy. Because of our lack of policy and workplace protections, one in four women return to work just 10 days after giving birth.
We call on those in power to support a national paid family leave policy, federal paid leave to take care of oneself or a relative when facing an illness and a fair tax code where corporations and people with the most pay their fair share.
Fighting for Climate Justice
As women of faith, we believe that stopping the climate crisis is a moral responsibility.
We demand those in power embrace legislation such as the Green New Deal and the Blue New Deal, policies that will prioritize permanent environmental protections and create new opportunities for economic growth.
Combating White Nationalism
We respect all forms of religious expression and the inherent dignity of all faith traditions. We stand arm-in-arm with our sisters of all backgrounds and decry Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and every form of religious bigotry.
Securing Democracy and Civil Rights
We believe that voting is the most direct way that women can have a voice in the policies that shape our daily lives. We believe voting is an act of faith and call for expanded access to absentee voting, early voting and vote by mail, restoration of the Voting Rights Act to its full power, ballots printed for those with different language needs and polling places that are accessible for those who are disabled and transparency and fairness in redistricting that takes into account all individuals that live in an area, regardless of immigration status.
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