Advocacy 101

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Advocacy 101

"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern."
- Pope Francis, 9/16/13

The Bishops of Washington State encourage our advocacy in public policy as we work together to protect all human life: the unborn, individuals who live in poverty or on the margins of society, and people at the end of life.

Getting involved is easier than you think. 

Several informative resources are available here: 

Our call to participate in political life from U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: 

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship 

Don’t know the difference between a Representative or a Senator; a referendum or an initiative?  Find help here: 

Glossary of Legislative Terms 

Unsure how proposed legislation becomes a law?  Learn about the process: 

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Want to know your elected officials and the district where you live?  

Find your Legislators & Legislative District

Useful information for visiting the state capital in Olympia:  

Welcome to the Washington State Legislature

If you have questions or need help, please contact us:

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