Will, Pennsylvania

Will came to this work “through his faith, not in spite of,” and works to help others make the connection between faith and justice.

Where Faith Meets Democracy

Religion can lead a person many places – ministry, community service, volunteer work – but for Will Fuller, his faith brought him to democracy advocacy.

Will is a Community Organizer at POWER, a multi-racial, multi-faith social justice network serving the Philadelphia and Harrisburg regions. He believes in numerous causes including education, equity, immigration, health care, and criminal justice reform. The keystone to all these? Reforming the gerrymandering that keeps progress on these issues stagnant. Will came to this work “through his faith, not in spite of,” and works to help others make the connection between faith and justice.

“This is a specific action that God speaks up about.”

When explaining why he believes in fairer districts, Will cites scripture. He points to passages in the Old Testament about drawing property lines fairly. He says, “this is a specific action that God speaks up about.” He sees gerrymandering reform as an opportunity to “bring us closer to the vision of equality and justice that God has for the world.” It would dramatically impact the issues POWER works on, as well as the communities they work with.

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