Catholics Call on Lawmakers for Action

(March 10, 2017 – Alphanews – Julia Erynn)

Catholics across MN rally to address poverty, education, assisted suicide

St. Paul, MN – Catholics from across Minnesota gathered at the Capitol Thursday to lobby their elected officials for their legislative priorities, including poverty relief programs and fighting against legalizing assisted suicide.

Filling the Capitol rotunda and upper levels, Catholics met to push their priorities for this legislative session. Executive Director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference Jason Adkins says their priorities include fostering family economic security by raising the level of assistance families in need can receive, opposing legalizing assisted suicide in Minnesota, and pushing for educational scholarships in the state.

“No one should be denied a good education simply because of their socioeconomic status and their zip code, and we want to put more educational opportunities within reach of parents” says Adkins.

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