Please join the Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia on Thursday, March 26!
The theme is Proclaim Justice & Life for All. The time together will include:
- Briefings on legislative issues and stories of how advocacy is making a difference
- Appointments with legislators
The purpose of Catholic Advocacy Day is to meet with legislators to advocate for people who are poor and vulnerable based on Catholic Teaching. The priority issues can change depending on the current legislative agenda. The areas to be addressed may include 1) economic justice, 2) housing, 3) access to health care, 4) child welfare, 5) life issues, 6) environment and 7) criminal justice.
Buses for the trip to Olympia will leave from different locations, depending on registrations. All bus departures will be early in the morning. Stops will include following locations: ● BELLINGHAM/BURLINGTON ● EVERETT ● TACOMA ● SEATTLE ● KIRKLAND ● RENTON ● VANCOUVER/LONGVIEW ● BELLEVUE ● FEDERAL WAY. For those who travel on the buses, there will be an opportunity to review the information packet and have updates on the issues. Alternatively, you can travel by car.
Over 110 appointments with legislators have been scheduled. Participants from the same district will meet together with their legislators. For those who do not feel comfortable about speaking on an issue, your presence will be a witness of your concern and commitment. Thank you for considering participating for this communal witness for life and justice on Catholic Advocacy Day. Information will be available on these websites: www.ccsww.org , www.thewscc.org , www.ipjc.org .
Catholic Advocacy Day is sponsored by:
Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center • Washington State Catholic Conference
Catholic Community Services • Archdiocese of Seattle • Pierce County Deanery • St. Vincent de Paul