St. Gregory’s University Attends Catholic Advocacy Day at the Capitol
By Peyton Bates, Student Marketing Assistant
On Thursday, March 31, three staff members from St. Gregory’s University and Abbey traveled to the Oklahoma State Capitol to attend the Catholic Advocacy Day. Elizabeth Grim, Lilly Bermudez and Danielle Roberts were in attendance at the event, which served as an opportunity to for attendees to hear about key bills that touch on important Catholic social teachings and offered attendees an opportunity to speak with their representatives about these issues.
“One of the things which struck me the most during this experience was how just a few people advocating for their position directly to a legislator can have a potentially large effect,” said Grim. “We should indeed speak up. If we do not speak up for ourselves and those around us, then we abandon ourselves to voices that will speak on our behalf without knowing what it is we have to say.”
Some key issues discussed included the following four bills which were recently passed by the house and will be up for vote in the state senate: HB 1228, HB 1679, HB 1703, and HB 1913.