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Advocacy and Public Policy

One of Catholic Charities’ values is To Work for Justice. The agency achieves this component of its mission through our statewide advocacy efforts led by the Advocacy Department. Click through the links below to learn more about our agency’s advocacy and how you can join!

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Advocacy at a Glance

Catholic Charities staff members testified 21 times in Annapolis in 2017
The number of years Catholic Charities of Baltimore has been advocating in Annapolis
staff and clients submitted photographs for the Keep the Door Open Campaign in 2017

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Advocacy & Public Policy Stories & Testimonials

General Assembly overrides Sick Leave veto

January 16th, 2018|

A proud member of the Working Matters Coalition, Catholic Charities advocated in support of the Healthy Working Families Act. The ability to earn paid time off will allow our clients to take care of themselves [...]

Supporters Of Paid Sick Leave Rally Against Governor’s Veto

May 30th, 2017|

May 30, 2017 Catholic Charities' director of advocacy Regan Vaughan appeared with Maryland State Del. Luke Clippinger and representatives from a number of non-profits at a rally encouraging to overturn of the veto of a bill that [...]

Faith leaders add voices to Maryland sick-leave movement

January 12th, 2016|

January 12, 2016 From The Washington Post: Maryland faith leaders on Monday joined the swelling ranks of sick-leave advocates backing legislation to require employers in the state to pay workers for time off when they are ill — a [...]

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