Taking Action: Tools & Resources

OSJ seeks to educate, motivate, and organize people of faith as they work to affect social change through legislative advocacy.  The following are tools and resources for exercising "faithful citizenship."

Sign Up for Town Hall Alerts

You can sign up to get your legislators' email newsletters, which contain invitations to Town Halls in your community as well as other updates from the people who represent you.

We've created instruction manuals on how to do this for your State Senator, State Representative, and all three of your Members of Congress. Please take a look and let us know if you have questions! Thank you!

We hope you'll sign up today. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Tools for Effective Advocacy

Write letters and emails. Use the telephone. Schedule meetings.

Faith and Politics Resources

What is the connection between faith and politics?

Minnesota State Legislature

Retrieve a list of your representatives, search for House bills, see current committee members, schedules, minutes and documents.

Who represents me?

Use the district finder to retrieve a list of your representatives with contact information.

House of Representatives and Senate

Search House Bills - Current Session and Previous Years.


View committee members, schedules and documents.

United States Congress

United States legislative information and Catholic Social Justice advocacy activities.

Executive Branch

Contact information for the President and Vice President of the United States.

The White House Phone Numbers

  • Comments: 202-456-1111
  • Switchboard: 202-456-1414
  • Fax: 202-456-2461
  • TTY/TDD Phone Numbers (for the Hearing Impaired Only):
  • Comment Line: 202-456-6213
  • Visitors Office: 202-456-2121

Regional Government

The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body and planning agency.

Tools and Resources Archive

For information and documents related to advocacy activities in previous years, view the tools and resources archive.

Office for Social Justice-Legislative Advocacy



Catholic Charities 

Office for Social Justice

60 Plato Boulevard East #230
(Drake Bank Bldg)
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis 1200 2nd Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55403  Tel: 612.204.8500   Email:info@cctwincities.org
© 2015 Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Poverty for no one. Opportunity for everyone.

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