Congress will decide soon (most likely during the week of March 12) whether to include the Conscience Protection Act (CPA) in must-pass government funding legislation.
In a statement issued today, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty urge the faithful to flood Congress with emails and calls asking for enactment of the Conscience Protection Act as part of the 2018 funding bill and to pray for this outcome. Their statement can be read here.
- PRAY that Congress will enact the CPA and activate other prayer warriors, chains, groups, etc.
- Email and call your Senators and Representative and urge them to include the CPA in the FY 2018 appropriations omnibus bill. You can do that easily here. Calls and emails can be made/sent anytime before March 16 but sooner is better and a particular focus for action is urged on Monday, March 12. For those who don’t have access to email, Members of Congress can be reached by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and asking to be connected with their Representative or Senators.
- Share this alert on social media to raise awareness and prompt action.