Parish Social Ministry – VOICES for justice Advocacy Network
How Catholic Charities Helps
VOICES for Justice is a parish-based network of people trying to bring the social and economic justice teachings of the Church to bear on public policy and legislation, especially at local, state and federal levels.
VOICES for Justice influences public policy by following the lead for issues identified by the Diocesan Public Policy Committee for Delaware, the Maryland Catholic Conference, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. We advocate for these issues by telephoning, writing and testifying while building relationships and rapport with legislators as well as educating and raising awareness within parishes and encouraging others to participate. VOICES for Justice is nonpartisan. It focuses on issues, not candidates.
Parish Social Ministry will assist in informing you about substantive issues and will be available to answer questions. Individual or group training on how to write or speak to a legislator will also be provided upon request.
To join VOICES for Justice, contact Parish Social Ministry at 302-655-9624, or click here to email.
For people living in Delaware, click here to visit the Delaware Catholic Advisory Network sponsored by the Diocese of Wilmington.
For people living in Maryland,click here to go to the Maryland Catholic Conference website.
How To Get Help
Contact Parish Social Ministries at 302-655-9624 for more information about any of our programs or click here to send an email.
How You Can Help
To contact your legislators:
Senator Carper: http://carper.senate.gov/contact/
Senator Kaufman: http://kaufman.senate.gov/services/contact/
Congressman Castle: http://www.house.gov/formcastle/IMA/zipauth.html
Senator Cardin: http://cardin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Senator Mikulski: http://mikulski.senate.gov/mailform.html
Congressman Gilchrest: http://gilchrest.house.gov/contact.asp
To contact Delaware State legislators, click here
To contact Maryland State legislators, click here
Parish Social Ministry has occasional volunteer opportunities available. Click here or call Parish Social Ministry at 302-655-9624 for details.
Click here to donate to Parish Social Ministry using a credit card. You may also send a check to Catholic Charities, 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, and designate Parish Social Ministries on the check memo line.
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