Advocacy Day

   

 

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Catholics from across the Lone Star State will unite for the Texas Catholic Conference's 2017 Texas Catholic Faith In Action Advocacy Day. This bi-annual rally is hosted by the Texas Bishops to promote the Church's values of Life, Justice, Charity, and Religious Freedom to members of the Texas Legislature. The Bishops and event participants will address a broad range of diverse issues including advance directives reform, school choice tax credit scholarships, payday lending, Medicaid expansion, and abortion facilities regulation.

The day will begin with the Texas Bishops and participants joining together in a massive rally at 11:30 a.m. on the south steps of the historic Texas State Capitol. In addition, a delicious BBQ lunch will be served on the great lawn of the Capitol grounds.  Throughout the day, participants will make visits to their state senators and representatives. Media from across Texas will also be on hand to chronicle this historic event.  
The diocese is providing bus transportation, meals and hotel lodging for the first 100 people to sign up and pay $35.00 for students and/or $50 per adult. Bus will leave early Monday, April 3rd, and return the evening of April 4th. Deadline to sign up: Friday, March 24th.

This year we will only have enough room for 100 people on the bus. If you can’t make the bus, please take your own car. We are happy to provide lodging for all bus riders and car drivers for the night of Monday, April 3rd. Meals will be provided for all bus riders. If you attended in the past, please bring and wear the t-shirt purchased. This will help offset the cost of new t-shirts for new attendees.
All Texas Catholics are urged to get involved and support the Bishop's legislative agenda by participating in the following activities: 
  • Pray that our Texas legislators will hear the voice of Catholics throughout the state.
  • Learn more about the Texas Catholic Conference Legislative Agenda.
  • Sign up for action alerts through the Texas Catholic Network.
  • Join us for the Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day on April 4, 2017. Don't have an advocacy day t-shirt? Wear royal blue!
  • Promote in your parishes and schools. 
  • Call and let your representatives know that you support the Bishops. 
  • Learn about current legislation that the Texas Catholic Conference and why we are supporting or opposing certain bills.
  • For more details on how you can be a part of the 2017 Texas Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day, please contact Cynthia Quntanilla

 

   
 

 

 


Cynthia Quintanilla
DoL Advocacy Day Chair
Phone: 806-765-8475
E-mail: Cynthiaq@cclubbock.org

 

Forms
Registration Form
C- Adult Med. Release    
E- Youth Liability & Med Release   
F- Youth Code of Conduct

 

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