We the People: Making Our Voices Heard

We the People
Making Our Voices Heard

In these politically conflicted and difficult times, Christ United Methodist Church in Deerfield wants to support and encourage active participation in the democratic process by inviting the community to three events entitled, “We the People, Making Our Voices Heard.” We believe that our nation will best navigate through the current troubled waters if every day citizens actively engage in the political process. We further believe that the religious community is uniquely positioned to help people listen to and learn from one another. Having and showing respect for those who hold differing opinions is a sign of spiritual maturity and is crucial to a thriving democracy. These events are non-partisan. Presenters will have their positions, and we will honor them as well as those who respectfully express contradictory views.

Each of the three gatherings will include presentations from people involved in a particular issue, a time of Q&A, instruction on effective ways to make your voice heard, and time to dialogue with other participants. Click here for a downloadable version of the schedule.

Christ United Methodist Church
600 Deerfield Road
Deerfield IL, 60015

The schedule is as follows:

March 15, 2017, 7pm
Immigration
Representatives from Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Common Cause, and Highland Park Legal Aid Clinic

April 18, 2017, 7pm
Education
State Representative Scott Drury and Representatives from the League of Women Voters

May 8, 2017, 7pm
Environment
U. S. Congressman Brad Schneider and The Sierra Club

The events are open to the public, but registration is required.
Registration Options:
Online at: Action Network
By phone: CUMC Office, 847.945.3040