Peace & Justice

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

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Public Policy Newsletter

Sr. Marianne Comfort, CSJ, from Catholic Charities' Public Policy Office, sends the folowing announcement:
Click here for Catholic Charities' fall public policy newsletter, which includes articles on lessons learned during roadtrips to our agencies throughout the 14-county Albany diocese as well as updates on some of our anti-poverty advocacy. Also included are statements from candidates for national and state office who responded to a letter signed by Bishop Hubbard and other faith leaders that asked what those candidates would do, if elected, to address poverty in their first 100 days in office.

We are pleased that Catholic Charities' new website is now up and running, at We encourage you to visit the public policy page, which includes links to materials you can use in your parishes and schools to educate others about and involve them in our anti-poverty campaign. We also encourage you to invite others to sign up on the website to join our email advocacy network, of which you are a member. We expect soon to begin sending out occasional email alerts to engage you in contacting state and federal legislators on poverty-related issues at critical times in the legislative process.