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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 sponsored by Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center with support from Catholic Community Service and Washington State Catholic.  It involves prayer, a keynote presentation on Washington State’s financial structure, legislative briefing, and personal testimonies on how your advocacy makes a difference, 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, human trafficking, care for creation and the death penalty.

Agenda for the day

8:45 am Registration in the State Capitol, Olympia
9:00 am Prayer
9:15 am Keynote presentation on Washington State’s financial structure
10:30 am Issue briefings on bills before the legislature and personal testimonies
11:15 am – 3:30pm 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 20 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 February 7. For further assistance, contact us at 206.223.1138 or email at ipjc@ipjc.org