Join the Advocacy Network

Join the Advocacy Network

CRS provides opportunities for people of faith to get involved in important public policy issues. 

We invite you to join our efforts in areas of mutual concern and add your voice for justice to ours. Your voice is vitally important. Legislators at local, state, and national levels of government listen to their constituents, and they want—and need—to hear your perspective. Your passion for mercy and justice in daily life for all people brings an important dimension into the conversations about community issues and public policy.

There are many way of participating in the policy-making process. One of the most rewarding ways to work with CRS on policy is by joining our Advocacy Network. The Advocacy Network is a community of state-wide faith advocates working to build the beloved community through legislative work in Springfield and work in their own neighborhoods. Here are some other ways you can put your faith into action.

There are many ways to participate:

TAKE ACTION on current issues.

LOBBY in Springfield with us, attend Faith-in-Action days.

CONTACT your elected officials on issues important to you and develop renationships with them.

LEARN how a bill becomes a law in Illinois.

ENCOURAGE others to join your advocacy efforts – ask three friends to make a call for every one you make.

INVITE a speaker to your church.

TRAIN to be an advocate and participate in regional conference calls.

PRAY for your elected officials.

PREACH on faith, justice and issues impacting your community.

REGISTER to vote and encourage your neighbors to participate in elections.

SHARE reflections on faith-based advocacy and issues impacting your community from our Policy Updates.

STUDY critical issues presented in Policy Updates.

SPONSOR a letter-writing event at your church.

VOLUNTEER in Community Renewal Society's offices at 111 W. Jackson, Suite 820, Chicago, IL 60604

MEET THE POLICY STAFF and brainstorm about ways we can work together.

SUPPORT CRS financially.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.

—Margaret Mead

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