Voice of the Poor (VOP) is the advocacy arm of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. With members representing every section and demographic of the nation, we identify those issues that are critical to those living in poverty and need, and help bring attention to them so communities and our elected representatives can help develop strategies and tactics that will provide the most effective and efficient means to reduce or eliminate poverty.
Advocacy for Needy Neighbors
St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle|King County manages Voice of the Poor as an advocacy program to help Vincentians organize to support policies which help the poor and struggling in our communities.
At our July 2013 Council meeting, Father Kevin presented information from Dialogue for Justice about working with Washington Legislators. The document is here for your review, Meet Your Legislator.
Dialogue for Justice
We work closely with The Dialogue for Justice, an Archdiocesan-wide initiative of the Washington State Catholic Conference, the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington to strengthen and enhance Catholic advocacy in support of issues addressing the needs of poor people in our state.