What are the priority advocacy issues for the Jesuit Conference in 2016?
In this week’s episode of the Ignatian Solidarity Network Podcast, we are visited by two guests from the National Advocacy Office at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States to look ahead at the issues that they will be taking up this year. Policy Director Shaina Aber and Policy Associate Matt Cuff recently joined ISN executive Christopher Kerr by phone from their offices in Washington, D.C. to discuss the recent raids of Central American migrants in the United States, possibilities of reform to the criminal justice system, the minimum wage campaign, and more.
The National Advocacy Office is a key partner of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, and aims to educate and inform legislators, public officials, and multinational corporations on issues of importance affecting the Jesuit mission and Catholic faith. The office is nonpartisan and seeks to express how Catholic values such as human dignity and the common good are at stake in policy decisions.