- Election 2012: Catholics Vote for the Common Good.
This year, Catholic voters face critical choices as we help decide who will lead our nation, states and communities. The stakes have never been higher.
Realizing how important this election is, a coalition of national Catholic organizations created common-good platforms for each state and the District of Columbia, which were signed and delivered to candidates and public officials. Each of these 51 individual platforms was written with the input of people in that state or the District of Columbia, and they include a national preamble designed to outline a common-good perspective.
You can access the national preamble and the platform for each of the individual states at: http://commongood2012.org/
- Forming Consciences for Faithful Citzenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States
This election resource was produced by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. This statement urges Catholics to be involved in public life and to use the values of their faith to shape their political choices.
English version: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/upload/forming-consciences-for-faithful-citizenship.pdf
Spanish version: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/formando-la-conciencia-para-ser-ciudadanos-fieles-indice.cfm
- Where do candidates stand on issues of mercy and justice?
This resource, shared with us by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Institute Justice Team, poses questions for your reflection when hearing candidates for state and national office speak about their vision and the policies they support. The guide also provides facts and quotes related to poverty, earth, immigration, nonviolence, racism and women. It offers excellent questions on each of these issue areas (beginning on page 4) and is a great resource for reference during the upcoming Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates. http://www.sistersofmercy.org/images/stories/MembersNews/2012/electionguide_2012.pdf
NETWORK: Bingo card for the debates http://www.networklobby.org/2012-Debate-BINGO