Congressman James E. Clyburn

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Democratic Faith Working Group

The Democratic Faith Working Group (DFWG), chaired by Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, works to help House Democrats find common ground on issues of faith and its intersection with politics.

The DFWG periodically sponsors forums, roundtables, briefings and other events to educate, promote and—more importantly—connect with faith voters.  We often host faith leaders to discuss and develop ways to address the admonitions of Micah 6:8 and Matthew 25:45.

In recent Congresses, we successfully navigated through some pretty thorny issues; one of which was the drafting, debating and passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Upon its passage, we worked with the faith community to implement the ACA through our “Souls2Enroll Outreach.”

We are currently working to protect SNAP, end child poverty, gun violence prevention, expand rural broadband, police reform and many other vital issues. One of our most recent victories was the repeal of President Trump’s Tax Hikes on Places of Worship and Charities.

Our partners in this journey include the Episcopal Church, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sojourners, the Skinner Leadership Institute, the Presbyterian Church, NETWORK Lobby, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Soka Gakkai International-USA, the Progressive Baptist National Convention and the National Council of Churches.


On March 1, 2017, several members of the DFWG recorded a video response to President Trump's Joint Meeting Address to Congress.

Several members of the DFWG recorded a video response to House Republicans' ACA Repeal Plan