Public Policy


October 2020 Update

The Legislature is adjourned until after the November election.

From the New York State Catholic Conference:

Oppose the Physician Assisted Suicide bills which are in both the Senate and Assembly.

Sign the Petition to repeal the 2019 Abortion Expansion Act.

To voice your opinion on these and other issues, go to The Catholic Action Network (CAN) on the New York State Catholic Conference’s website On the website click on “Take Action” and then on “Latest Action Alerts.” If you are not a member of CAN, please join!

From Maryknoll:

Ask Congress to support the bipartisan Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act at and to provide life-saving foreign assistance for COVID-19 at

From Catholic Charities, USA

Millions of families are still struggling during COVID-19, Congress needs to hear from us at

On the Federal side:

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments November 10 in the case concerning a lawsuit that seeks to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The justices will review a federal appeals court decision (California vs.Texas) that the repeal of the individual tax mandate invalidated the law in its entirety.

Don’t forget to VOTE. Thank you for your advocacy.

Thank you for your advocacy.
Marie Copeland and Sheila Morris Barnes, Co-­‐chairs