If you want the United Methodist Church to become a more just and loving organization in the wake of General Conference 2016, there's good news and there's bad news:
The good news is, you can make a difference.
The bad news is, it's up to you.
The Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC) is working to end the UMC's discrimination against people based on race, class, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. But we can't do it alone. We don't have a SUPER-PAC. We're not funded by apportionments or outside interest groups. All we've got on our side is our amazing volunteers... and a conviction that the arc of history bends towards justice.
If there's one thing we've learned so far, it's that our people are wonderful. That's why we're asking for your help. Here are three ways that you can show your support and move us forward:
- DONATE. So far, we've raised enough money to hire two staffers and subsidize housing for our volunteers. Your dollars will decide how many meals we serve, how many pages of news we will publish, and how we can reach out to delegates during GC2016.
- VOLUNTEER. Can you be in Portland at any time between May 10th and 20th? We will need all hands on deck!
- SIGN. Read our vision statement and, if it's something you can stand by, add your name. Churches can add their names, too! This is one way we can show that our movement has a groundswell of support.
So, it's up to you: how much of a difference will we make this quadrennium?