Catholic Advocacy Day Information

Held yearly during the legislative session, Catholic Advocacy Day is your opportunity to meet with your Washington State legislators and advocate for just policies for the common good.

Catholic Advocacy Day is a collaborative effort of Catholic Community Service, Washington State Catholic Conference and Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center.  It involves meeting at St. Michael’s Parish in Olympia for our program: mass, legislative briefing and personal testimonies before scheduled appointments with your local legislators.

We transport hundreds of advocates from all over western Washington representing most districts from Bellingham to Vancouver and Spokane.  An appointment for all constituents of each district is set up with each of their representatives. The issues discussed depend on the bills being considered but issues may include increased funding for affordable housing, mental health treatment, environment, restorative/criminal justice reform, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), economic justice and death penalty.

Agenda for the day

8:45 am Registration, St. Michael Church, Olympia
9:00 am Issue briefings on bills before the legislature and personal stories on how advocacy has made a difference
10:20 am Mass with Archbishop Sartain
11:30 am Leave for capitol
12:00 pm Legislative Appointments

*Lunch is on your own. A brown bag is suggested.

Chartered buses are provided gratis for registered participants from the following locations: Bellevue, Bellingham, Burlington, Chehalis/Longview, Everett, Kirkland, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver.

Registration

Catholic Advocacy Day is on Thursday, February 7 this year. All parish members and staff, parish leadership, and Catholic service and justice organizations are invited to join us to ensure that the Gospel message to care for our brothers and sisters is heard loud and clear in Olympia.

Join us by registering at https://ipjc.org/cad before January 23. For further assistance, contact us at 206.223.1138 or email at ipjc@ipjc.org

 

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