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Previous Advocacy Days

Catholic Advocacy Days

2016 - Proclaim Justice & Life for All

Friday, February 8, 2016
Olympia, WA

Over 600 advocates represented 40 districts from Bellingham to Vancouver and from Sunnyside to Bremerton and participated in 130 meetings with our representatives. Among the issues we talked with our representatives about were increased funding for affordable housing, mental health treatment, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and abolishment of the death penalty.

2015 - Proclaim Justice & Life for All

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Olympia, Washington

2014 - Proclaim Justice & Life for All

Friday, February 21, 2014
Olympia, WA

2013 - Compassion & Justice for All

Friday, March 22, 2013
Olympia, WA

Our biggest advocacy day yet! Over 500 faithful citizens participated in advocating on behalf of the most poor and vulnerable! Thank you to all!

2012 - Economic Justice for All

February 15, 2012 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Olympia, Washington

Thank you to all 400+ faithful citizens, from 50 Catholic parishes, who joined us to advocate on behalf of economic justice for all, especially people who are poor and vulnerable.

2011 - Renewing Hope, Seeking Justice

On March 24, just as the legislature began to work on the budget, 260 faith-based citizens met with their legislators in 40 of the 49 Washington State districts. They proclaimed their message loud and clear: our
budget must provide for the needs of the most vulnerable in our society

2010—Compassion and Courage for the Common Good

2009—Justice and Charity: Seeking the Common Good

Once again IPJC organized two full charter buses and met dozens more Catholics in the State Capitol on February 24th. Our office scheduled over 110 appointments with legislators for over 200 participants.

2008—Inspired by Faith: Committed to Justice

IPJC organized two full charter buses and met dozens more Catholics in the State Capitol on February 22. Our office scheduled over 100 appointments with legislators in 35 of the 49 legislative districts in Washington. Issues included earned income tax credit, sustainable markets for farmers (provide locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to school children and low-income families), and the housing trust fund.

2007—Seeking Justice: Together on a Journey of Hope

The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center provided two charter buses to Olympia on Feburary 22nd to bring area Catholics to meet with their legislators.

2006—Honor the Vision: Justice for All

53 participants traveled with us down to Olympia to join over 200 people attending 102 appointments with legislators in 34 districts.
Stories and photos from Catholic Advocacy Day 2006