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08 Mar, 2011 | News

Catholic Charities Converges at State Capital in Albany Today

Today Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens joined a delegation of 1,000 individuals from various Catholic organizations around the state at the Annual Public Policy Day in Albany to advocate for important legislative issues that affect our communities.

Organized by the New York State Catholic Conference for over 25 years, the advocacy efforts serve as an opportunity to learn about and advocate on critical issues that affect New York and influence public policy decisions. Catholic Charities senior managers and staff gathered at the State Capital in Albany to meet with policymakers, legislators and elected government officials to discuss the issues that matter the most to those we serve in Brooklyn and Queens. Among the many issues addressed in this year’s forum, “Catholics at the Capitol”, included access to health care, juvenile justice reform, and preserving crucial social services to those who need it the most, particularly in the current climate of potential budget cuts.