OCCV: advocating for justice in the legislature
“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.” – Wendell Berry
We believe scripture is clear God cares about public policies, and desires just laws that protect the poor and marginalized from being exploited by the powerful. OCCV is committed to advocacy because we believe that as Christians we are called to not only proclaim the gospel and do acts of compassion, but also to speak on behalf of those whose voices are often not heard when laws are being made.
OCCV was active in bringing a voice of faith to the capitol during this last legislative session, joining with others in support of laws that we believe carried out that scriptural mandate. We provided written testimony on several bills, testified in hearings, and encouraged our membership to call their representatives at crucial times to keep a bill moving through the process. We are grateful that most of the legislation we supported passed into law.