I have my ballot in hand, and as soon as I’m done recording this video, I’m dropping it off in the building behind me. Will you vote with me today?
To be a Christian is to be committed to love of God and love of neighbor. Today, love of neighbor means casting our ballots and voting for compassion, kindness, humility, and gentleness (Colossians 3:12), for that which is true, and honorable, and just, and commendable (Philippians 4:8).
Joe Biden says we’re in a battle for the soul of America. I’ll put it even more bluntly. In this election we will choose whether we get to keep our democracy or whether we will forfeit everything America stands for, everything we stand for as people of faith. Are we going to preserve a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or choose to continue down the path of authoritarianism and autocracy? Will we love our neighbors, our families, our selves, and our planet enough to show up and prevent further harm?
Closer to home here in Minnesota, Trumpism has infected our own legislature. The current Senate majority was won by just a few hundreds votes in a handful of districts. With our votes, we have a real opportunity to set Minnesota on a different course.
Many of us have been praying fervently for an end to this madness. But I’m telling you: We are the answer to those prayers. God has only ever worked through people like you and me. God is using us to transform the world.
At a Moral Monday mass assembly last month the Rev. Dr. William Barber said that voting is power unleashed.
These ballots are our powerful ticket to a better future. #VoteWithMe #BeAVoter #WeMakeMN #ClaimingOurVoicesTweet
Go to mnvotes.org. Get registered to vote. Find your local early-voting polling location or request a mail-in ballot and vote from home.
We make Minnesota better off together. Vote with me today.