United Methodists have been gathering in late January to attend United Methodist Day at General Assembly for the past 28 years. Attendees are educated on current bills in the General Assembly, before meeting with their legislators to advocate. Time to debrief and discuss further actions follows the meetings.
This year, 118 United Methodists participated in the event, held virtually in conjunction with Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy’s Days for All People. The weeklong event included plenary sessions and workshops on issues ranging from abolition of the death penalty to farm workers’ rights. Virtual meetings with legislators occurred throughout the week. A wrap-up session Friday morning for United Methodists gave opportunity to share highlights and plan further actions. The virtual event allowed new participants to join, who had been unable to participate in a midweek event in the past, and was well received.
Please join us for United Methodist Day at General Assembly next year.