Vote Common Good Bus Tour enlisting religious voters to flip Congress

10 am Fri | Greater Things

Doug Pagitt, Samir Selmanovic

Vote Common Good Bus Tour is an intentional effort to dislodge control of Congress from the Republican Party by engaging religiously-motivated voters, many of whom have reflexively voted Republican in the past but can’t do it any longer with a clean conscience, to vote in the midterm elections in 2018 with a new voting criterion – the Common Good.
This national bus tour will barnstorm the country for eight weeks, September 6 – November 6, 2018, passionately inviting people to vote for the Common Good.
We will motivate current voters and register new voters across the country as we visit 40+ crucial congressional districts, in 25 States, that we believe hold the promise of flipping congress.
This presentation is designed to recruit you to “get on the bus.”

Doug Pagitt

If by some odd set of circumstances we were to meet at a party where neither of us knew the host and were both the party-partners of someone else, and we were trapped in the kitchen, and in a kind effort you sought to break the awkward silence by saying, “so, who are you?”, I would want to tell you that deep down I am a novice ultra-marathoner and try not to talk constantly about having run a 100-mile race recently. And at this very moment, I wish I was out on a run.

But instead, in order to fit the protocol of casual, professional interactions I would tell you that I am a pastor, an author, a convener who seeks to be a goodness conspirator & possibility evangelist finding creative, entrepreneurial and generative ways to enlist people to join in the hopes, dreams, and desires of God for the world.

If you seemed at all interested in all that professional stuff I might include that I do that work by being the pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis, speaking and writing on spirituality and leadership a

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Samir Selmanovic

Samir Selmanovic, Ph.D. PCC, has worked as a Christian pastor and community organizer across the nation for the last twelve years, founding Faith House Manhattan in 2007, an inter-religious “community of communities” and a co-laboratory of interdependence. Samir writes and lectures at universities and other institutions nationally and internationally, and has been profiled in The New York Times. In 2009 his first book, It’s Really All About God: How Islam, Atheism, and Judaism Made Me a Better Christian, a book about understanding and collaboration with the “religious other”, was published.

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