The Church is not trying to form a religious voting block...nor tell people how to vote. But it is analyzing political issues from a social and moral point of view. Now, through the Indiana Catholic Action Network (ICAN), you and other Catholics can have a direct impact on legislative action.
Issues important to the Church are selected by the ICC Board of Directors for further research. The ICC staff then researches and drafts a position statement based on the teachings of the Church as well as pertinent secular information.
How Does I-CAN Work? I-CAN members can follow the Church's position on each issue and House and Senate activity as it happens. Knowing the Church position and following the legislative process, I-CAN members can contact legislators to voice an opinion. Before a vote on a key issue takes place, 'Action Alerts' are sent through the Newtork notifying each member to immediately contact their legislators. (Networks are groups of two or more people which respond to Action Alerts from the ICC.) What Can You Do?
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
1400 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Diocese of Evansville
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
114 W. Wayne
South Bend, IN 46601
Diocese of Gary
Gary, IN 46402
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
The Catholic Moment
PO Box 1603
Lafayette, IN 47902-1603
The Indiana Catholic Action Network (ICAN) was formed in 1978 by action of the ICC Board of Direcrors, in recognition of the need for Catholics as citizens, to be involved in shaping legislation, much of which intimately affects the daily lives of people in the state. ICC's involvement in the political arena comes from the belief that life is sacred and that all people have a responsibility to respect the dignity of life and to work for the common good of the entire human family. Each Bishop appoints a Diocesan Coordinator to direct the formation of networks within their diocese. Support coordinators and parish contact persons build and maintain the networks..
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