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Catholics at the Capitol

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
8:00 am2:00 pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church (Lower Level) - Lincoln
1420 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Online registration is closed, but phone registrations will be accepted through the end of Tuesday, April 11.

*Online Registration is closed, but phone registrations will be accepted through the end of Tuesday, April 11th. Walk-in registrations will be accepted between 8:00 AM to 8:20 AM the morning of the event, April 12th.

Speak Up and Show Up for a day of legislative advocacy at the Nebraska State Capitol with Catholics at the Capitol!

At Catholics at the Capitol, you'll get an inside look at our state's government, hearing from Governor Pillen, NCC staff, stakeholders, and a host of State Senators on our legislative priorities. Most importantly, you'll learn how to help pass laws protecting life, the family, human dignity, religious liberty, and more. Finally, we’ll equip you with our four pillars of advocacy so you can confidently advocate for your issues year-round.

Refreshments and lunch is provided. Don't forget about the chance to meet with your State Senator, and watch live legislative debate in the balconies of the chamber! Click on the "Register now" button above to register by Sunday, April 9th. Registration for this event is $15. See the full schedule below.

The State Senators you will hear from may agree or disagree with our positions on major issues the NCC works on. As Catholics, we find a path to work with everybody along the political spectrum on various issues ranging from womb to tomb. We ally with those who share our core convictions. We also find ways to build 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 handed down to us. Doing so allows us to carry forward those great tenets of our faith: truth and charity.

Schedule of Events*

8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens, Networking, Coffee and Donuts (St. Mary's Lower Level)
8:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks (Senator Mike McDonnell)
9:15 a.m. - Keynote Speaker (Governor Jim Pillen)
9:50 a.m. - Advancing the Cause for Life & Human Dignity
10:25 a.m. - Upgrading Education Access
10:55 a.m. - Break
11:10 a.m. - Compelling Advocacy: The Four Pillars; Senator Meeting Prep
11:45 a.m. - Senator Panel Luncheon: Faith in Action (St. Mary's Lower Level) & Alternative Administrators Panel Luncheon: Education Update
1:00 p.m. - Meet with your State Senator (Capitol)
1:30 p.m. - Reflection of Senator Meetings (St. Mary's)
1:45 p.m. - Event Conclusion (St. Mary's)
2:00 p.m. - Tour of the State Capitol; Watch live legislative debate (Capitol)

*This schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

Parking: There are several parking garages near St. Mary's Church, including Cornhusker Square Garage (1220 L St) and Carriage Park Garage (1128 L St). Garage parking fees are $1.25 per hour. There is street parking by St. Mary's and around the Capitol.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us with any questions. Call us at 402.477.7517 or email Paige Brown at

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