Catholic Advocacy

“In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue; participation in the political process is a moral obligation. All believers are called to faithful citizenship, to become informed, active, and responsible participants in the political process.”

- From a statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility

Action Alerts

State Bills

Call Your Senator to Stop the Expansion of Physician-Assisted Suicide:  With doctor-assisted suicide being legal in California for only a few years, proponents say the law is working and now want to eliminate important “safeguards” and reduce the “trial-period” they initially said were needed to help protect Californians from abuse and misuse of the law.

Stop the Expansion of Taxpayer Funded Abortion:  Vote No on SB 245.  This bill would remove insurance co-pays or any other cost-sharing requirement for all abortion services and would prohibit cost sharing from being imposed on a Medi-Cal beneficiary for those services.

US Congress

Urge U.S. Senators to Protect Religious Rights in Equality Act:  

Programs

Deacon Legislative Advocacy Team

In order to facilitate more engaged legislative advocacy in the Diocese, Bishop Soto has appointed Deacon Legislative Advocacy Coordinators who organize regularly meetings with state representatives to advocate on important social issues.  If you are interested in meeting with your state legislator, you may contact John Watkins at jwatkins@scd.org or click here to see the Deacon Legislative Coordinator in your area. 

Catholic Legislative Network

Register for the Catholic Legislative Network today. Together, our voices will be heard. Join with tens of thousands of our Catholics from across the Diocese of Sacramento and across the state.

  • Receive our free weekly e-newsletter, Public Policy Insights - you will be up to date on the key public policy issues happening in California.
  • You will receive periodic Action Alerts which make it easy for you to voice your opinion on crucial issues. In less than a minute your letter will be sent to your elected representative!
  • You can use the network at any time to easily send e-mails to your elected representatives.
  • Your contact information will not be sold or given to any other entity.

Resources

The following are useful brochures published by the California Catholic Conference:

  • How To Lobby
    This brochure contains useful information for letting your legislator know what you think through a constituent visit and through phone calls and writing letters. Also includes a summary of the process for how a bill becomes a law.
     
  • Guidelines for Candidates’ Forums
    This brochure includes specific guidelines for hosting or sponsoring a political forum.  See the USCCB Guidelines for more detail.