Policy, formerly Protestants for the Common Good, works with CRS congregational leaders and members, community coalitions, and elected officials in state and county legislative bodies to develop and pass legislation surrounding the common good, primarily in the areas of economic justice, criminal justice, and tax reform. We also equip people in local churches to examine their responsibilities as citizens through a theological lens with our trainings, blogs, monthly e-news, and social media.

Become an Advocate

CRS provides opportunities to help people of faith get involved in important public policy issues. Join our state-wide Advocacy Network and put your faith into action.

Find Your Elected Officials

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Legislative Priorities
Working with advocates like you, we develop and pass legislation in the areas of economic justice, criminal justice, and tax reform in concert with our amazing faith and FORCE leaders, congregational organizers, and coalitional partners.
Key Issues
The key issues of Community Renewal Society (CRS) that comprise our annual Platform for Renewal are drawn directly from listening to leaders of member congregations and community residents.

Take Action!

Make calls today! Get HB 494 out of committee! Help remove lifetime barriers to employment for people with criminal records.
May 12th Day of Faith at the Capitol
Save the date: on May 12th over 600 faith and communities leaders will gather for the CRS Day of Faith at the Capitol. Join us!
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  • LSCs: the Nation’s Largest Pool of Elected Officials: Local School Councils (LSCs), part of the historic 1988 ... http://t.co/cM0zHeQnvQ 1 day 9 hours ago

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