Poltics and Pagans

Yesterday, we hosted Pagan Pride Day (not affiliated with the Pagan Pride Project) here in metro Detroit. As part of that, we facilitated a discussion around community, and how we make the community stronger. One of the things that came out of that discussion was a discussion on politics.

As a 501(c)3, we are not allowed to endorse any specific candidate or party, and we must be cautious about how we lobby. We have to talk to every candidate, or at least offer them the opportunity to talk to us. But that doesn’t mean we can’t hold opinions, and it doesn’t mean that individual members of our organization can’t speak up about their opinions.

It’s worth noting that while it’s sometimes surprising to Pagans that other Pagans can take almost any political position out there – no matter how far left, right, or center. And we need to be respectful in our community of that diversity.

If you want to contact your elected officials (federal, state, or local), https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials can tell you who they are and provide websites and phone numbers. Most of these websites have contact forms.

If you want to register to vote, https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote has links to your local registration process.

If you want to run for office, there are a number of organizations who help with how to run.

Published by JanetCallahan

Rev. Janet Callahan is a practicing witch, with nearly 30 years of experience. She has trained in multiple traditions and currently lives in Troy with her family.

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