The Washington State Catholic Conference, which represents the state’s bishops on matters of public policy, has produced voter resources, including a webpage and flyer, in advance of the October 8 deadline for online voter registration. The general election is November 6.
“As Catholics, we have an obligation to participate in the democratic process by voting with an informed conscience,” the flyer notes. “While the Catholic Church does not endorse candidates for elected office, it does seek to share Catholic teaching on relevant issues and to encourage Catholics to vote.”
The resources provide brief summaries of the Catholic Church’s positions on issues related to respect for life, poverty, religious freedom, immigration and education/school safety, as well as suggested questions for candidates.
See the flyer below.
- Students gain insight into state government during Catholic Schools Day in Olympia
- Focus on religious liberty, poverty expected during 2019 legislative session
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- Legislative session produces wins on poverty, justice but setbacks on life issues
- Washington state bishops urge governor to veto bill requiring abortion insurance coverage