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06 Mar, 2012 | News

Public Policy Training for CCBQ Staff as they Prepared to Visit Elected Officials in Albany

Recently, Parish and Community Outreach and Services trained and educated Catholic Charities staff and representatives on important policy issues in preparation for a trip to Albany, New York, held on March 13th, for the annual “Catholics at the Capitol” public policy advocacy day.

Catholic Charities joined over 1,000 participants from all eight dioceses of New York State and met with their elected officials to discuss and advocate for the issues that matter the most to those we serve in Brooklyn and Queens. These meetings were followed by a Mass with the Bishops of New York State.
Organized by the New York State Catholic Conference for over 25 years, these advocacy efforts serve as an opportunity for Catholic Charities employees to learn about critical issues that affect New York State and create change. For more information on the issues, visit the New York State Catholic Conference’s Web site. To participate at future advocacy events, contact Sara Suman, CCBQ Community Project Director, via email at