Washington, DC offers a unique setting to work for the realization of Church Women United’s historic commitments to justice, peace, freedom, gender and racial equality.
An important part of our work in Washington, DC is to help clarify the moral issues at stake in public policy and to express those concerns to the appropriate persons in the kinds of laws, agencies, and policies our government supports.
The CWU Washington, DC office monitors and supports measures consistent with CWU’s Quadrennial Priorities, social policies and resolutions. Ongoing legislative priorities include public advocacy and action for policies that provide for a society free of violence, with economic justice for all, universal health care, civil rights, arms control, protections for women and children, and support for a strong United Nations.
- Equips women of faith to become informed advocates for change.
- Informs CWU constituents through a quarterly online newsletter, Inform & Act; regular email action alerts on timely issues, article in the Church Women News, and lobbying events on Capitol Hill.
- Advocates directly to the US Congress and the Administration through letter writing, petitions and meetings with Congressional and White House staff.
- Raises the ethical dimensions inherent in the development of public policy and legislation.
- Links CWU to other denominations, advocacy organizations and faith groups through active participation in ecumenical and interfaith coalitions
Church Women United Welcome Stephanie Jones
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Stephanie Jones, president of Stephanie Jones Strategies, as our CWU Advocacy Coordinator in Washington DC. Her appointment was effective in September and her office will continue to be in our present location–the Methodist Building at 110 Maryland Avenue, Washington, DC 20002.
Read CWU’s full welcome and Stephanie’s own introduction here.