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Public Statements, Testimonies, and Briefs on Issues of Interest

The WCC works with and on behalf of the bishops of Wisconsin with fellow Catholics, Church institutions, other advocacy organizations, and lawmakers to affirm and promote laws that serve human dignity and the common good.

The WCC’s advocacy is guided by Church teaching and conveyed through public statements, testimony, and briefs on a number of public policy issues. These publications also serve as educational resources and advocacy tools for those who want to learn more about an issue or enhance their advocacy efforts.

Bishops Statements

Pastoral Letters and Issue Statements made by the Wisconsin Bishops


The WCC’s formal public advocacy statements

Testimony Archives

Policy Positions

The Public Policy Positions reflect the themes of Catholic social teaching and their corresponding priorities as set forth by the bishops of Wisconsin, in concert with the U.S. bishops

Download the 2021 Public Policy Positions

Issue Briefs

Background briefings on public policy issues of note or importance in Wisconsin

Advocacy Resources

For those interested in learning more or who are already active advocates, the WCC offers the following resources for legislative involvement.

Read more on the mission and work of the WCC, click here »

A directory of Wisconsin elected officials and legislative committees, click here »

A guide on the fundamentals of the legislative process and on how to become an involved, informed citizen, click here »