Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis serves those most in need while calling for justice in the community. Join us as we work to create lasting change.
The advocacy team at the Office for Social Justice (OSJ) engages, inspires, and develops leaders to create substantive, positive change on behalf of and in solidarity with our region’s most vulnerable residents. We build the public will—and thus the political will—for social justice by
– facilitating community discussions about social justice,
– leveraging the expertise of Catholic Charities’ staff,
– providing research-based issue education, and
– nurturing grassroots advocacy.
With expertise in public policy, government affairs, grass roots and grass tops organizing, and civic and faith-based engagement and communications, the advocacy team’s recent successes include helping to defeat a state-wide constitutional amendment on voter identification, securing policy changes and resources to respond to youth homelessness, and securing resources for affordable housing, including those that are advancing the new Dorothy Day Place.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the resources on the following pages.