Take action on issues that matter!
- Petition to Rep. Tom Reed in support of funding for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Read the petition here. Sign during our NO MORE Week of Events or at our Catholic Charities’ Main Office (215 E Church St) during the month of March.
- Funding for the Foreclosure Prevention Services Network ends September 30, 2017.
Without an allocation of $30 million, vital services for homeowners and communities will be lost. These services, and the highly trained and well-networked professionals who provide them, are needed now more than ever as New York State seeks to implement new laws and navigate a changing foreclosure landscape. Please take a moment to call your New York State Assemblyman (Christopher Friend or Phillip Palmesano) and Senator Tom O’Mara – ask them to be sure the state budget they are working on now includes funding for foreclosure prevention services.
Click here for contact information. (posted 2/8/17)
Official News Release
Catholic Charities’ Letter to the Editor
- The Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing has produced a short video in the vein of Bill Murray’s classic film about this day, emphasizing how we keep hearing the same promises with no action in regards to the MOU! Like Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day, homeless NYers keep hearing the same thing over and over again. https://vimeo.com/201920996 (posted 2/2/17)
- Global Climate Change
Advocacy and Policy Principles
Catholic Charities USA is guided by the principles of Catholic social teaching and adheres to the teachings of the Catholic Church. In assessing public policy and legislation, we rely on the principles found in our faith’s rich tradition of working for charity and justice, advocating for the inherent dignity of every human being, and calling for the preferential option for the poor. We call on our policymakers and elected officials to consider the common good in all they do, and invite all people of good will to join us. Our founding charter calls on us to serve as “the attorney for the poor.” It is this role that we endeavor to live out every day. As your local Catholic Charities, we endeavor to do the same.
Our five policy pillars in our work to reduce poverty are:
- Education and workforce development
- Family economic security
- Health care