Category: WSCC

WSCC Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 9 March 21, 2022

Getting Bills To The Finish Line! Action Alert: Urge Governor Inslee To Take Action On These Bills The governor’s desk is the final stop for bills before they become law.  The legislative session ended on Thursday, March 10, and all viable bills have now been delivered to Governor Jay Inslee.  He may now choose to […]

WSCC Advocacy Update – 2/28/22

Committee Deadlines and Floor Votes Bills still in play have been passed by House or Senate committees or must do so by Monday, February 28. If your legislators are members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, House Appropriations Committee, or the House Transportation Committee, we encourage you to contact them and urge them to […]

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin 2.20.22

Thank You For Your Continued Advocacy! Bills that are still in play have now moved on to the opposite house and are being scheduled for committee hearings.  Below are a number of bills that you can sign in “pro/con” for. Click here for the latest information. Additionally, now is the time to urge your representatives to […]

WSCC ADVOCACY UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS- 2/11/22

Thank you for the faithful efforts of our WSCC team! This update provides our constituents tangible ways each of us can help support this important work. Please click here for full information.

WSCC Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter

Below, please find the links to the WSCC Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter that can be shared out to your school communities. Thank you! English   https://www.wacatholics.org/_ui/img/global/Schools-Quarterly-Newsletter-Winter-2022.pdf Spanish   https://www.wacatholics.org/_ui/img/global/Schools-Quarterly-Newsletter-Feb-2022-Spanish     

WSCC Advocacy Newsletter for Catholic Schools

Advocacy Bulletin 22-01-21 Schools The WSCC has created a Catholic Schools newsletter focused summary of actions occuring in during the Lesigative session so schools are aware of the themes/issues, opportunities occuring. Action Alert: (Sign in “Pro” for the following bills referred to in the attached newsletter) Due to the pandemic, the legislative session is currently […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin – July 15, 2021

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 20  July 15, 2021 Survey: Share Your Advocacy Priorities With the Bishops The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) is the public policy voice of the bishops of Washington state, and the WSCC bishops would like to hear what your top Catholic advocacy priorities are.  Participate in this brief survey […]

WSCC Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter – June 2021

Schools Quarterly Newsletter June 2021, ENGLISH A big thank you to our WSCC partners and especially Tracey Yackley for her consistent commitment to ensure all school leaders have information about the work and initiatives underway with the Washington State Catholic Conference… the public policy voice of the Bishops of Washington State. How Can I Learn More […]

Washington State Catholic Conference Advocacy – June 2021

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin 21-06-02 Virtual Cornerstone Catholic Conference: October 30 The bishops of Washington State invite you to attend the virtual Cornerstone CatholicConference on October 30. Fr. Robert Spitzer and Gloria Purvis will present keynote addresses in English, and the Washington bishops will be hosting a panel. Fr. Agustino Torres and Brenda Noriega will present […]

WSCC Catholic Advocacy Bulletin #18 – legislative wrap-up edition

WSCC Catholic Advocacy Bulletin #18 – legislative wrap-up edition Good News: Newly Signed Bills The legislative session ended on April 25, and Governor Jay Inslee was given 20 subsequent days to sign bills into law. Bills in this section were recently signed into law and are listed by date signed. To read the full report […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 15 April 16, 2021

The Home Stretch Legislative Session Ends April 25 Nine days remain before the conclusion of the legislative session on April 25.  The Legislature has these remaining days to reconcile any differences between versions of the same bill passed by the House and Senate and then deliver the bill to the governor.  The governor may sign […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 14-April 9, 2021

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 14  April 9, 2021 Good News: Bills That Have Passed Both the House and Senate Next Steps: Bills in the section have passed both the House and Senate.  If no amendments were made in the second chamber, the bill will move toward the governor’s desk for approval.  If amendments […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 7  2.19.21

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 7                                         February 19, 2021 Bills Requiring Your Action Now Legislative Cutoff Dates Monday, February 15 marked the first cutoff day of the legislative session.  All bills were required to pass out of committee in their house of origin (either the House of Representatives or the Senate) in order […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 6-February 12, 2021

    WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 6    February 12, 2021 Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day on March 23, 2021  Register for our first virtual Catholic Advocacy Day (CAD).  Scheduled for March 23, CAD will include several opportunities to choose from: pray at Mass, learn about current legislation that is important to Catholics, talk with […]

WSCC Newsletter for Catholic Schools – Winter Quarter 2021

WSCC Newsletter for Catholic Schools- Winter Quarter 2021 A Message From The Washington State Catholic Conference February 2021 Dear Catholic School Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and Supporters, Greetings from the Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC), the public policy voice of the bishops of Washington State. The WSCC is pleased to begin communicating with you regularly throughout […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin – 1.29.21

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 4                                         January 29, 2021 State Legislative Update Action Alert: Urge your State Representatives to Oppose Expanding Assisted Suicide Click here to urge your State Representatives to oppose expanding assisted suicide.  House Bill 1141 (HB 1141) increases access to physician assisted suicide and accelerates the process.  The bill broadens […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin-1.22.21

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 3                                         January 22, 2021 State Legislative Update Bishop Mueggenborg Testifies Against Assisted Suicide Bill (HB1141) House Bill 1141 (HB 1141) increases access to physician assisted suicide and accelerates the process.  The bill broadens the definition of “qualified medical provider” and broadens the definition of those who can provide […]

March for Life: March 23 – Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day

Join us for the Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day on March 23rd 8AM – 4 pm. Register your space by March 9th at ipjc.org/CAD  The flyer is below to share broadly! 3.24.21 Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day flyer

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 1    

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 1                                         January 15, 2021 State Legislative Update Today marks the end of the first week of the state legislative session.  Below is a summary of bills on the move that are of importance to the Washington State Catholic Conference.  As bills continue to be introduced throughout the session […]

WSCC Legislative Priorities and January Pro-Life Activities

Happy New Year to you all and I pray that your Christmas season has been a time of blessing. Wow – 2020 was a unique and challenging year. I am writing at the start of the Washington legislative session to greet each of you and to let you know that the Washington State Catholic Conference […]

WSCC Adovacy Network -COVID Emergency Relief -TAKE ACTION NOW!

TAKE ACTION Friends, in just the past couple days we have a seen a restart of the COVID Emergency Relief [votervoice.net] talks.  There is a strong chance it could be attached to the “must pass” federal budget bill. A bi-partisan, bi-cameral group in Congress released a new $908B framework [votervoice.net] and it is catching steam.  We know the […]

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Updates – November 2020

Updates from the Washington State Catholic Conference HHS Works to Ensure Access to Spiritual Care During COVID-19 Pandemic In a statement, USCCB Chair of Religious Liberty, Archbishop Thomas Wenski commended action by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure patients receive spiritual care, even while hospitals are under COVID-19 restrictions.  Previously, […]

WSCC – Letter from WA State Bishops – Voter Registration

September 10, 2020 Dear Priests, Deacons, and Pastoral Leadership, The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) is the common voice of the Catholic Bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane, and the Diocese of Yakima.  We wish to notify you of our support and encouragement for setting up voter education and registration booths […]

Updates and Resources from The WSCC

Washington State Catholic Conference  – Direct link: https://wacatholics.org/stay-informed/civilize-it Resources and materials to support your efforts strengthening parent engagement. Catholic schools need your help. Urge our U.S. Senators to support “School Choice Now Act.” ACT NOW  Spanish “Civilize It” series Share all four Facebook posts with your community. Click here for materials Share Civilize It series now through November 3. […]

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is available in English/Spanish

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is now available in both Spanish and English! The WSCC is happy to announce that the monthly WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is available in Spanish and English.  This is an excellent tool to share with your school families so they are informed and invited to join in the advocacy work of the Church […]

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 14

A Statement from the Executive Director Confronting Racism: A Call to Conversion It has been a month since George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer.  Two weeks ago we witnessed the death of Rayshard Brooks.  Their deaths were preceded by those of Manuel Ellis, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others before them.  […]

Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment Case

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty and Catholic Education Chairmen Grateful for Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment Case June 30, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenged a decision by the Montana Supreme Court to invalidate a […]

Bishops’ response to the DACA Decision

Archdiocese of Seattle Bishops Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on DACA June 18, 2020 – It is with joyful hearts that we offer this statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Catholic Church welcomes the Supreme Court’s ruling as it supports our efforts to promote and protect the life and […]

USCCB – WSCC – PASTORAL MINISTRIES…. ACTION STEPS

WSCC ACTION ALERT: Please share your voice! Catholic schools are integral to the education system in Washington state.  They provide $302 million in annual savings to Washington taxpayers, educating over 28,000 students.  In comparing school district sizes, the Catholic school system would rank as the fifth largest school district in the state.  Additionally, Catholic schools […]