| Catholic Advocacy Network
The Catholic Advocacy Network
is a program of the New York State Catholic Conference. It was
established so that Catholics could join together and lobby the state
on issues of importance to them including pro-life and quality of life
issues as well as budget and education aid. We,
as Catholic school parents, have chosen a Catholic education for our
children. In sending our sons and daughters to a Catholic school, we
are bearing the double burden of both taxes and tuition. Our tuition
reaps great rewards for our children, but unfortunately, our taxes do
not. The question of equitable treatment
by our state representatives is the primary focus of the network.
Catholic school parents and families should not be discriminated
against simply because of the educational decisions they have made for
their children. All that is asked is that we are treated on an
equitable basis. Our school taxes should cover the cost of textbooks,
transportation, computer and media equipment, reimbursement for
mandated services and the like. Although
it is the law (which must be lobbied for and passed annually) to
provide buses and textbooks, Albertus Magnus has had to battle with our
local school districts for many years to get their fair share. Over
the years, for example, the town of Clarkstown has reduced the number of
days it will bus our children and East Ramapo School District has limited the number of textbooks for our students. And so the need is great to constantly make our voices heard!
- Use the easy, online form to send your message, loud and clear, to the legislators in Albany!
- Click on the ACTION ALERTS page for urgent issues which require your help now.
A FEW SECONDS OF YOUR TIME CAN HAVE A LASTING IMPACT!
More resources on a variety of issues from social justice and poverty issues to education and employment issues can be found on our Advocacy in Action
site. Encourage your family to become involved by becoming informed on the issues and taking action!
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