Melanie Gish obtained her Ph.D. in American studies from Heidelberg University and is the author of God’s Wounded World: American Evangelicals and the Challenge of Environmentalism.
Jennifer Glass is professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of numerous articles, including “Why Aren’t We Paying Attention? Religion and Politics in Everyday Life” in Sociology of Religion in 2019.
J. Mike Smith is the president of the Home School Legal Defense Association, a Christian-based organization. The media contact is Sandra Kim.
Jennifer Hawks is associate general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. She provides legal analysis on church-state issues. In May 2020, her opinion piece titled “School voucher proponents are using the COVID-19 crisis to push for taxpayer money for religious education” was published by Baptist News Global.
Greg Fairrington founded and leads Destiny Christian Church in Rocklin, California, with his wife. He has offered to issue religious exemptions for vaccination requirements.
Susan Hendershot is the president of Interfaith Power & Light and ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Marianne Duddy-Burke is the executive director of Dignity USA, a Catholic organization committed to the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the church and society.
Gary Hamrick is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia. He has spoken in support of updating voter laws.
Cassandra Gould is the executive director of Missouri Faith Voices and an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The organization’s work includes advocating for voter protections and the For the People Act.