Our fellow parishioners who serve on the Social Justice and Peace Commission often bring timely issues facing our neighbors who are working to overcome situations that have them struggling to meet basic needs – including feeding themselves and their families.
At other times there are opportunities to ask our elected officials to take action by supporting legislation that aligns in other ways with Catholic Social Teaching.
The Child Tax Credit is one such opportunity to use your voice. It has been a successful tool in lifting children out of poverty – which reaps dividends beyond the immediate relief to children and their families. Perhaps when you read this it will have been included in approved legislations – if so, contacting your representative to say thank-you is also a powerful use of your advocacy voice.
The Social Justice and Peace Commission has compiled resources to make it easy to contact our State legislators and members of our congressional delegation on issues:
Contacting Members of Our Congressional Delegation:
Senator Susan Collins
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Email using form on her website https://www.collins.senate.gov/contact
Senator Angus King
133 Hart Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5344
Email from his website https://www.king.senate.gov/contact
Representative Chellie Pingree
2354 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Email from her website https://pingree.house.gov/contact/contactform.htm
State of Maine
Find your legislators (representative and senator) at this link by filling in your street address and zip code
To reach your Representative by mail:
House of Representatives, 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0002
To reach your Senator by mail:
Maine State Senate, 3 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-
Please include your name and address so your Representative can respond.