Voice of the Poor

Voice of the Poor Committee

The Voice of the Poor Committee of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) District Council of Attleboro was formed at St. Mary's Mansfield Conference during the Spring of 2010. In 2013 the Committee's scope was expanded to include all Conferences from the Attleboro District, working in solidarity with the SVdP National Council of the United States Voice of the Poor initiative.
The links below provide details regarding the Social Justice Committee's mission, as well as Social Justice themes that permeate Catholic teaching.

Special topics:

Agenda 2019: Legislative Forum video

On Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Care of Creation

Video links
                           Making Criminal Justice Really Work
Ray Flynn: Advocating for Social Justice with Elected Officials
Youth Without Homes Can't Wait

Information links

Social Justice: Voice of the Poor Committee for Social Justice Mission Statement
Catholic Social Justice themes
Homelessness: Massachusetts Budget Amendment: Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
2012 video: Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness
Family Homelessness Programs - Massachusetts Legislative Advocacy
Excerpts from America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness:
Massachusetts Youth Homelessness
America's Youngest Outcasts Fact Sheet
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
A Bed for Every Child
Immigration: Immigration Information and Advocacy
Poverty: Poverty Quiz Questions and Answers
Bishops Statement on poverty: Standing in Solidarity with All
Poverty Awareness Month Calendar
Interactive Poverty Map
Poverty Myths
Poverty Awareness Daily Reflections
Poverty Awareness in this Year of Mercy
The Dark Shades of Poverty
The Stress of Poverty
Do Not Feed the Poverty Beast
Poverty: Opportunity for Encounter or Exclusion?
Poverty of Our Political Rhetoric

Advocate at the Massachusetts state level

Contact Massachusetts state legislators:
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            Email Massachusetts state legislators

Advocate at the Federal level
Take action at Vincentian VoterVoice Advocacy page:
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VoterVoice Advocacy
Contact Federal Congressional representatives:
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   Contact Federal Legislators

Contact the Attleboro District Voice of the Poor Committee

You are invited to email the Committee regarding your Social Justice concerns, and let us know if you'd like to be included on our informational email distribution list. Write us at the Social Justice Committee email address: VOP@SVdPAttleboro.org