Thank you for your interest in attending Catholics at the Capitol on March 9! This year we will be at St. Mary's Church (1420 K St. in Lincoln).
Throughout the morning and over the lunch hour, you will hear from Nebraska Catholic Conference staff and several State Senators. They will provide you with updates on important and critical issues facing the legislature and be available for Q&A. As well, you’ll get the opportunity to visit the Nebraska Legislature while they are in session to listen to floor debate. NCC staff will also provide you with faithful citizenship advocacy training on how to talk to your State Senator and other elected officials. Finally, you will put your advocacy skills into practice when we head over to the Capitol for meetings with your State Senator.
We are excited for the line-up of State Senators you will hear from. While it goes without saying, the various State Senators you will hear from agree or disagree to greater or lesser degrees with some of the major issues the NCC works on. As Catholics, we are situated in a way that we find a path to work with everybody along the political spectrum on a variety of different issues ranging from womb to tomb. We find ways to strongly ally with those who share our core convictions, as well as challenge each other where the differences are more minor yet important. We also find ways to build important common ground with those with whom we may not share the same core convictions, and we do so without ever compromising our adherence and witness to the great truths that have been handed down to us. In doing so, this allows us to carry forward those great tenets of our faith: truth and charity.
Registration for this event is $15, which covers coffee, rolls, and lunch with State Senators. See the full schedule below.
Click on the "Register now" button (above) to register by March 4!
Catholics at the Capitol – March 9, 2022
8:15 a.m. - Registration Opens, Networking, Coffee and Donuts (St. Mary's Lower Level)
8:45 a.m. - Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks (Senator Mike McDonnell)
9:15 a.m. - Keynote Speaker (Speaker Mike Hilgers)
9:35 a.m. - Legislative Updates from NCC Staff and State Senators
11:00 a.m. - Observe the Legislature / Balcony Introduction (Capitol)
11:45 a.m. - Senator Presentation Luncheon (St. Mary's Lower Level)
12:45 p.m. - Faithful Citizenship Training, and Meetings with Your Senator (Capitol)
1:30 p.m. - Program Conclusion (St. Mary's Lower Level)
Parking: There are several parking garages Cornhusker Square Garage (1220 L St) and Carriage Park Garage (1128 L St). There is street parking by St. Mary's and around the Capitol, but most of them have a limit of 2 hours.
Please contact us with any questions. Call us at 402.477.7517 or email email@example.com.