People of Faith United for Justice is a day-long gathering to learn, discuss, pray and advocate together for social justice issues of importance to all the people of Wisconsin. As a new legislature starts work on the next state budget, our representatives need to hear our values, priorities, and concerns, our expectations and aspirations. Together, we need to work for a budget which reflects our commitment to compassion and justice.
Why Advocacy Day? As people of faith, we are called to join the public conversation about the common good – about the kind of state and nation we can be justifiably proud of, the legacy we want to leave our children and future generations. Past generations of citizens, through government, made the decisions and investments that benefit us today. Now it's our turn.
Sponsors: the Wisconsin Council of Churches, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Jewish Federation of Madison, Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin, Madison-Area Urban Ministry, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, WI Faith Voices for Justice, and the Wisconsin Jewish Conference.
Logistics: We gather at First United Methodist Church for morning plenary, issue breakouts, and organizing as groups over lunch to plan our afternoon legislative visits. Participants should plan to park nearby at the State Street Capitol Garage located at N Carroll St and W Johnson St, across the street from Madison College.
Registration & Lunch: $35/person by March 18. After March 18, $50 (lunch not guaranteed)