Your vote matters in every election, as does the environment and the commonwealth we share. People of faith can speak up and out for the quality of life of our neighbors and to protect Creation. That is why Virginia Interfaith Power & Light encourages to be a #FaithClimateJusticeVoter and pledge to vote your values today.
Did you know that there is an election in Virginia every year? This year, Virginia citizens will be voting for a new Governor, Attorney General, Lieutenant General, and House Delegate depending on your district. With a federal office that is prioritizing climate action, it is imperative that we build momentum locally and take action by pledging to be #FaithClimateJusticeVoters.
Missed our VAIPL live show about why your vote still matters? Check it out here
Social Media Challenge
Post a picture of yourself on your social media account with the sign explaining why you are a faith climate voter, and using the hashtag #faithclimatejusticevoter so we can find your post. If you’d like to encourage your followers to fill out the pledge too that would be great!
Click on the sign below to download it:
May 17– Deadline to register to vote, or update existing registration
May 28– Deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you and must be received by your Registrar by 5:00pm
June 5– Last day of in-person absentee voting at local registrar
June 8 is Election Day (for primary elections)!
October 12– Deadline to register to vote
November 2 – Election Day (for general elections)
Voter Commitment 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. Call Leah Jones at (804) 514-1104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request voter cards.
These cards should be filled in and mailed back to us so we can make sure to follow up with signers on their commitment.
Voter Reflection Guide
Faith in Public Life and Interfaith Power & Light are excited to release a voter reflection guide: Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities. If you would like to download the guide, please click the link below. We are excited to keep building a movement for justice!
2021 Key Information
Request an absentee ballot here.
Learn who your candidates are here.
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.