CALL TO A FAITHFUL DECISION
CANDIDATE CODE OF CIVILITY
I affirm the positive role that religion plays in the democratic process, acknowledging that religion best contributes to our public life when it works for reconciliation, inspires common effort, promotes community and responsibility, and upholds the dignity of all human beings.
I repudiate the use of religion as a weapon to demonize those whose religious or political beliefs are different from mine and I will challenge anyone or any organization asserting that a particular candidate is sanctioned by God.
I repudiate any campaign tactics and will refuse any campaign contributions from organizations or individuals who practice or advocate exclusion or intolerance. I will conduct my campaign without any appeal to prejudice or discrimination. And I will defend the right of every U.S. citizen to participate fully in the electoral process without fear or intimidation.
Our shared values teach us that we all have inherent worth as individuals and that we must work together in community in taking responsibility for ourselves and each other. It is in the spirit of these values that I pledge to adhere to this Code of Civility.
Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ____________
Candidate Name: ________________________________________________
Office Sought: __________________________________________________
State: ____________________ District: _______________________