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ERLC Announces 2019 Legislative Agenda, Includes Sanctity of Life, Religious Liberty, Justice & International Engagement

January 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2019—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has announced its 2019 Legislative Agenda, highlighting various legislative and policy initiatives the organization plans to engage this year as well as highlighting bipartisan victories in 2018. 

In 2019, the ERLC plans to lead out on issues surrounding the areas of sanctity of human life, religious liberty, family and marriage, justice and international engagement. 

“Each year, our mission and goal is for our legislative priorities to reflect the priorities of consciences transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and informed by the Word of our God,” said ERLC President, Russell Moore. “Whether it’s dealing with issues surrounding religious freedom, human dignity, justice or international engagement, the ERLC exists to serve churches and to stand for the common good for people around the world. As always, our goal is to remain faithful in our witness and be tireless in our advocacy. I am excited to see how our team will engage in advocating for these legislative achievements this year.”

The ERLC saw a number of bipartisan victories in 2018, including substantial reforms to the federal criminal justice system and efforts to combat sex trafficking online. In the midst of this environment, Moore and the ERLC staff will continue to look for ways to advance the ERLC agenda through bipartisan cooperation.

Key priorities Moore and ERLC staff plan to address in 2019 include: 

The entire 2019 ERLC Legislative Agenda can be accessed here.

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary for the ERLC. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization and also coordinates marketing and advertising for ERLC events. Elizabeth received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband have one son. Read More by this Author