Faith, Environment, and Civic Engagement

Take the Faith Climate Voter Pledge!

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The 2020 election will set the nation’s course on climate change. As people of faith, we are called to care for Creation and our children’s future. That’s why Virginia Interfaith Power & Light encourages you to pledge to vote your values today.


 

Volunteers Needed

We have opportunities for college interns and volunteers of all age from across the state to participate in Civic Engagement Summer.

During this 10 week program (June 15 – August 21), you will work with VAIPL and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (virtually) to learn how to be an effective advocate and to engage congregations and communities to get out the vote. For more information, download details here.

If you are specifically interested in environmental justice work, please mention your interests on the application form.

Apply Here!


 

2020 Key Dates

June Town Election (Towns of Lovettesville, Middleburg, Purcellville in Loudoun County): 

Tuesday, June 4, 2020 

The deadline to register to vote is Monday, April 13. 

The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, May 28 at 5:00PM. 

Apply to vote with a mail in ballot now!

State Primary Election: 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration is Tuesday, May 26.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, June 26 at 5:00PM.

Apply to vote with a mail in ballot now!

 

November General Election Day:

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration is Tuesday, October 13.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is  Tuesday, October 27 at 5:00PM.

Apply to vote with a mail in ballot now!

 


 

Key Resources – Voter Commitment Cards

Vote November 5th!

Call Ayesha Noor at 804-908-3404 or email anoor@vaipl.org to request voter cards. This year we are offering two types:
● Faithful Citizen Voter Card – This set of voter commitment cards is centered on upholding economic, social, environmental and racial justice (pictured above).
● Creation Care Voter Cards – These voter commitment cards are specifically focused on caring for Creation, the environment and elevating environmental justice. You can also sign up online to be a Creation Care voter by clicking here.
These cards should be filled in and mailed back to us so we can make sure to
follow up with signers on their commitment.


 

2020 Key Information

Request an absentee ballot: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

Apply to register, check to make sure you are registered to vote and learn your polling place: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation 

Learn who your candidates are: https://www.vote411.org

Want to know more about how 501(c)(3) organizations can engage in elections? Check out this wonderful resource created by the Alliance for Justice.

 

VA Interfaith Power and Light (VAIPL) will not tell you which candidate or party to vote for as we are nonpartisan. We do not ask you to vote only with these issues in mind, but we do ask you to consider the views of candidates on climate change, environmental justice and Creation care.