Update

Though Vote Common Good had announced that the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, would be participating in our event this October, we regret that we had not discussed with Rev. Barber our stated commitment to “dislodge control of...
Will the IRS Let Our Church Host an Event?

Will the IRS Let Our Church Host an Event?

HERE’S THE OFFICIAL IRS POSITION Hey this is Doug Pagitt. I’ve got a couple of thoughts about what it takes for a church to host a Vote Common Good event. Vote Common Good is a nonpartisan 501(c)4 organization that is barnstorming the country to encourage...
I’m Compelled By My Faith to Do Something

I’m Compelled By My Faith to Do Something

Doug Pagitt wrote to supporters of the Greater Things Foundation explaining his current focus on Vote Common Good. “My belief in the Good News of God,” he writes, “leads me to work for the Common Good of all people.” Right now, that means changing Congress...
Close Is Not Good Enough

Close Is Not Good Enough

Pundits are scrambling and scribbling to discern the lessons from Ohio’s special election on Tuesday. We believe there is one major take-away. The irrepressible Doug Pagitt summed it up: “Close is not good enough!” We are not playing horseshoes. Come...