Faithful Citizens, the advocacy network of Catholic Charities, educates people to social awareness and motivates them to advocate for public policy that ensures a just society. Formerly known as the Legislative Education Group, Faithful Citizens provides a quick yet powerful way for you to communicate with your elected officials on behalf of vulnerable Marylanders.
In just five minutes you can learn about an issue and take action! Through monthly email updates (sign up here), Faithful Citizens' members stay informed about important public policy decisions that affect Catholic Charities' clients and are asked to visit our online advocacy center where members can email state and federal official to voice their concern.
A non-partisan group, Faithful Citizens focuses on legislation and policy affecting at-risk children and families, people living in poverty, those who are aging, and those living with developmental disabilities - people whose struggles are evident each day in the programs of Catholic Charities.
When you draw attention to key bills, it does matter. Legislators are faced with thousands of bills each year. Our Social Concerns staff works hard to bring the issues and concerns of vulnerable Marylanders to the attention of public officials. However, it is a struggle to be heard over the numerous competing voices in Annapolis. Our greatest successes have occurred when the lobbying efforts of Social Concerns staff were supported with emails from the advocacy network. Working together, we have and will continue to implement reforms that benefit vulnerable Marylanders.
Faithful Citizens Can Help You!
We provide education and information on issues affecting vulnerable Marylanders. We offer presentations about issues of concern, the Faithful Citizens network; advocacy opportunities, combining faith and advocacy, and/or Catholic Social Teaching.