Faithful Democracy is a multi-faith community of organizations and congregations who share the moral imperative of fixing our democracy. We support a broad array of democracy reforms to create fair, functional, and healthy democratic systems that align more closely with our founding democratic ideals and which are more reflective of our citizenry.
Our network originated with faith-based advocacy of the “Religious Leaders for Campaign Finance Reform” which was instrumental in the passage of McCain-Feingold in 2002. The Citizens United decision in 2010 reenergized the coalition under the name Faithful Democracy which has since served as a collaborative multi-faith space for work in federal advocacy around important issues of democracy. Our network has activated around issues from campaign finance reform to voting rights protections; safe elections in COVID-19 to support of good governance policies like the Johnson Amendment.
Faithful Democracy is part of the Washington Interfaith Staff Community (WISC), a network of over 70 national religious bodies and faith-based organizations collaborating on federal policy advocacy to advance a more just, peaceful and ecologically sustainable world. In 2020, we are expanding our network to include regional, state and local multi-faith engagement in order to advance bold and comprehensive federal democratic reforms in 2021.
- African American Ministers In Action
- Alliance of Baptists
- American Baptist Home Mission Societies
- Church World Service
- Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
- Daughters of Charity USA
- Disciples Center for Public Witness
- Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Advocacy
- Faith in Public Life
- Faithful America
- Franciscan Action Network
- Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
- Islamic Society of North America
- Interfaith Power and Light
- Jewish Council for Public Affairs
- Leadership Conference of Women Religious
- Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque
- Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG)
- National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (NAC)
- National Council of Churches
- National Council of Jewish Women
- National Religious Campaign Against Torture
- NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
- Pax Christi USA
- Poligon Education Fund
- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Office of Witness
- Provincial Council Clerics of St. Viator
- Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
- Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
- Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team
- Union for Reform Judaism (RAC)
- Unitarian Universalist Association
- Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ)
- United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
- United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society (UMC)
Faithful Democracy Staff
Sr. Quincy Howard
Sr. Quincy Howard, OP serves as the Coordinating Director of advocacy, outreach and campaigns for the Faithful Democracy coalition. Sr. Quincy also works on the Government Relations team at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice in Washington, DC advancing NETWORK’s Access to Democracy agenda with congressional lawmakers and their staff. Sr. Quincy’s prior professional experience incorporates community development, policy analysis, urban planning, disaster recovery and resilience, and environmental advocacy. A professed Catholic sister of the Dominican Order, she is passionate about advocating for the common good and the call to protect and serve the most vulnerable members of society. She grew up in the piney woods of east Texas and her Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa are based in southwest Wisconsin on the Mississippi River.
Giovana Oaxaca is the Election Specialist for the Faithful Democracy coalition. Her work involves regular engagement and outreach with our network of multi faith national, state, and local allied partners and congregations. She is passionate about the faith community’s role in connecting with voters about key democratic issues that have big consequences, like voter suppression. Giovana also manages the social media for the coalition and coordinates coalition-wide advocacy strategies. Her prior work focused on federal social and economic policy as a Government Relations Associate for NETWORK Lobby, a national faith-based non-profit in Washington, D.C. Before moving to D.C., Giovana supported and directed multiple statewide measures and campaigns in her home state of Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Pacific University in Oregon.
Jason Miller is a faith-based advocate and organizer originally from Toledo, Ohio and serves as the co-chair of the Faithful Democracy WISC working group. After earning his B.A in History and Religious Studies, Jason entered a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Nashville, Tennessee working at Catholic Charities Refugee Services. He then relocated to the Washington, D.C. area to complete a master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Jason has since devoted himself to faith-based communications and advocacy work on behalf of economic justice and climate justice issues and currently works as the Director of Campaigns and Development at the Franciscan Action Network.
José Woss has a career in policy work and advocacy on Capitol Hill and serves as the co-chair of the Faithful Democracy WISC working group. His early service was with Americorps as a case aid for refugees and asylees then as a social worker for HIV-positive clients in NYC. After moving to D.C. Jose started his career in public policy with the United States Senate and then as the Policy Fellow for the American Friends Service Committee. He is now the Legislative Manager for justice reform and election integrity at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).
Endorse Our Principles
Our faith-based partners unite around the Voters Covenant, Faithful Democracy’s statement of principles. Endorsement of the Covenant is a public statement of support for our shared concerns and our democratic mission. By endorsing the Voters Covenant, your organization, house of worship, congregation, or faith-based group 1) agrees to be publicly listed as part of our network and 2) indicates a willingness to engage—as availability and capacity allow—in our collective advocacy efforts to further the mission. Faithful Democracy will not release any statements, press releases, letters or other communications on behalf of endorsers unless they have affirmatively opted-in.
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