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Advocate For Social Justice

Get involved in important public policy issues, put your faith into action.

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 ways to participate in the policy-making process. CRS is working to build the beloved community through legislative work in Springfield and work in our neighborhoods. Here are some of the ways you can put your faith into action:

Take Action online on current issues.

Lobby in Springfield with us and attend Faith-in-Action days.

Find Your Elected Officials and contact them about issues important to you so that you can develop a renationship 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 at 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