Voter Voice is a web-based advocacy system to notify subscribers about specific issues and enables them to choose whether they want to send a letter to their legislators telling them how they feel about a particular piece of legislation.
The JPIC office uses Voter Voice to send out Advocacy Alerts at least monthly on issues that are bipartisan (both Democrat-supported and Republican-supported) and bicameral (both chambers of Congress: House of Representatives and Senate) to alert and inform Sisters of Notre Dame, Associates, collaborators, and partners concerning CST principles.
Primary Objectives are:
- To educate both citizens and policy makers about issues that are relevant to Church teaching;
- To create a platform for changing unjust policies and creating new policies that benefit the common good; and
- Advocate for those who do not have the power to be heard.
If you are interested in subscribing to our Voter Voice Action Alerts, email Katie Drager at [email protected]. You will be added to our database and will receive approximately one alert per month. With each Action Alert, you will be provided with the background information on the issue and Church teaching. If you choose to take action, your response will be directed to the appropriate legislator based on your zip code.
The choice is always up to you!
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, morning meditation in the Chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae, Monday, 16 September 2013