Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Poverty in America: What are you going to do?

As we have been reporting these past two weeks, tomorrow is Blog Action Day. Catholic Charities USA has prepared the following statement:
We call upon all Americans, especially those who are most impacted by poverty, to be active participants in increasing awareness and developing solutions to reducing poverty.

Here are a few things you can do:

Endorse – Make a public statement that you support the Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America and are committed to taking action.

Advocate – Read and respond to our Action Alerts and take part in shaping policies that help individuals and families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Learn – Read Twenty things you can do and learn about Poverty USA

Volunteer – Donate your time and talent as a volunteer at a local Catholic Charities agency.

Pray – Pray for God's assistance in alleviating the pain and needless struggles of our brothers and sisters in need.

Educate – Read our policy papers and become familiar with the issues.

Share – Post a comment on our Blog and spread the word about the Campaign.

Participate – Take part in local field activities -- write a letter, attend a local or Capitol Hill briefing, or host a special event.

Donate – Make a donation to support the work of the Campaign. Your donation helps Catholic Charities USA mobilize and support a network of over 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies in their work of providing help and creating help.
You can learn more here.