Catholic Advocacy Day Information

Now in it’s 26th year, Catholic Advocacy Day is an opportunity for individuals to put Catholic Social Teaching into action and influence policy collectively. The purpose of Catholic Advocacy Day is to meet with your state legislators to advocate for just and equitable policies. The priority issues can change based on developments during the legislative session, but may include economic justice, restorative/criminal justice, life, access to health care, housing and environmental issues.

This year’s theme “Standing with our Neighbors” is inspired by the Washington State Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Poverty: Who is my Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State.

Agenda for the day includes:

  • issue briefings
  • Mass
  • stories from people living in poverty
  • meetings with legislators

We coordinate buses from various locations for the trip to Olympia. Currently anticipated advocacy bus pickup locations include:

● BELLINGHAM ● BELLEVUE ● BURLINGTON ● EVERETT ● FEDERAL WAY ● KIRKLAND
● KENT/LONGVIEW ● CHEHALIS ● RENTON ● SEATTLE ● TACOMA ● VANCOUVER

Everyone from the same district will meet together with their legislators. Even if you do not feel comfortable speaking on an issue, your presence will be a witness of your concern and commitment.

Join us on Wednesday, February 21 by registering at www.ipjc.org/cad Register by February 2, 2018.

In preparation for the day, click here to find your legislators and look into their position on issues and bills they have Co-sponsored.