Every GBIO campaign begins with listening. With GBIO, we listen to our own stories and those our neighbors. Together, we identify the issues that affect our lives, our families, our communities, then choose issues we all can support. Together, we research specific, immediate and winnable solutions and we analyze the power levers we need to pull in order to make effective and lasting change happen. Together, we act strategically, holding government and corporate power players accountable for the common good.
Participating in GBIO can mean many things. With others at First Church, you could…
- Show-up for a large-scale GBIO Action where as many 2000 of our interfaith members gather together in prayer and song and bring a common voice that speaks power to power! GBIO Actions often include local and statewide politicians like the Governor, Attorney General or House Speaker The “power of organized people” can often bend their ear and sometimes their budgets and policies in ways that respond to and advance GBIO’s campaigns. First Church regularly turns out 50 or more of our members for these actions!
- Join a GBIO research or campaign team related to specific issues like police accountability, criminal justice reform or healthcare access and affordability
- Call politicians and send letters and emails to support GBIO’s campaigns.
- Join First Church’s GBIO core team meetings to discuss how to connect GBIO’s work with our congregation, and with our stories.