This week, West Virginia faith leaders are beginning a “Season of Prayer and Fasting for a Faithful Democracy” to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. The new bill protects everyone’s ability to vote and restricts manipulative tactics including big power money interests and gerrymandering. Pax Christi USA has joined this collective effort to pass “Joe’s Bill,” named after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).

Everyone can join in this effort. Call 888-885-1748 and ask your Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act, ensuring everyone can safely and freely cast ballots. Encourage them to have the moral courage to help pass the Freedom to Vote Act into law and demonstrate the dignity of every voter!

You are also welcomed to join our West Virginia partners in virtual Zoom events to observe the Season of Prayer and Fasting for a Faithful Democracy. Register here to learn more about this communal effort on Monday, September 27th, at 7:00 PM. The Season of Prayer and Fasting for a Faithful Democracy kicks off in early October, inviting people of faith to participate in prayer and fasting (in the manner of their choosing), which culminates on Sunday, October 3rd, known as World Communion Day, or “Awareness Sunday” for non-Christian faith traditions.

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