First, we want Catholics at the Capitol to be a chance for Catholics from across the state to come together and make their voice heard on issues that are important to us. It only takes a handful of people to make a difference in our state legislature; just think what over 1,000 Catholics coming together can do!
“Cat Cap” was also designed to demystify the process of legislative advocacy for those who have little (or even no) experience in politics. Attendees will walk away with more knowledge about the political process and more resources to help them work for the common good in our state.
Finally, we wish to offer a compelling and hopeful vision of faithful citizenship, healing some of the cynicism and division that drives so many people away from politics today. Amid growing skepticism that faith has any place in the public arena, we want to foster a renewed commitment to missionary discipleship precisely through faithful citizenship.