The AND Campaign, a Christian civic education and advocacy organization co-founded by Justin Giboney, pastor Angel Maldonado, and recording artist Amisho Baraka, has released a convictional statement on the 2020 presidential election. The statement lists principles and values to inform Christians with a framework for how to vote in the 2020 presidential primaries and general election.
The statement offers the following six principles and values:
- The health of our democracy
- Race and voter rights
- The poor and pro-family economic policies
- Religious freedom and LGBTQ rights
- Healthcare and abortion
CEO of @CPJustice @StephSummers was an inaugural signer of the @ANDCampaign's Presidential Election Statement. What's in the statement? anti-poverty and pro-family economic ideas like #paidfamilyleave, a strong witness on religious liberty, and more. #AND2020 https://t.co/pAwYjnmuwF
— Families Valued (@familiesvalued) October 24, 2019
Initial signatories of the statement include Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, former Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, Founder and CEO of the Skinner Leadership Institute and long-time leader and advocate in Washington, D.C.; the Rev. Joseph Darby, first vice president of the NAACP’s Charleston Branch, and pastor of Nichols Chapel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina; Richard Mouw, former president of Fuller seminary; Philip Pinckney, pastor of Radiant Church in Charleston, South Carolina; Derrick Parks, pastor of Epiphany Church in Wilmington, Delaware; Cornelius Lindsey, pastor of Gathering Oasis Church in Atlanta, Georgia; D.A. Horton, pastor of Reach Church in Long Beach, California; and Ron Sider, respected author and founder of Evangelicals for Social Action, based in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
Faithfully Magazine spoke with Giboney about The AND Campaign’s 2020 Presidential Election Statement. The interview was conducted by phone and has been edited and condensed for clarity.