Since its founding, the Catholic Charities network has advocated for just and fair policies that help individuals and families who are poor and vulnerable reach their full potential. Our Catholic tradition teaches that society, acting through government and civil organizations, has a special obligation to consider the needs of these populations.
As Congress and the Biden administration finalize priorities for the 118th Congress, CCUSA’s Social Policy Team advocates for funding to ensure people remain housed, fed and healthy.
CCUSA calls on Congress to prioritize programs that address poverty and racial justice; housing and homelessness; food and nutrition; climate change; support for disaster relief; economic security; support for children, youth and seniors; immigration and refugee policies; religious liberty; and the protection of all human life.
Among the specific asks are support for polices to reduce homelessness; reauthorization of the Farm Bill and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); creation of a National Disaster Safety Board; funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP); and raising the minimum wage to a living wage.
Our Catholic tradition teaches that society, acting
through government and civil organizations, has a special obligation to consider the needs of vulnerable populations.