Wednesday, October 18, 2006

California Voter Guides

The November election is fast approaching - Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - and there are 13 important initiatives to consider. There is good news in that there are several good sources of information that can and should be used in your parishes. Please note that these are the ONLY voter guides approved for use in the parishes of the Diocese of San Jose.

Human Concerns Commission Voter Guide - download here (PDF)
The Human Concerns Commission (HCC) of the Diocese of San Jose has prepared a voter guide which can be copied on both sides and distributed at your parish. The HCC supports Propositions 1C, 85, and 86.

Memo from the Diocese on Ballot Initiatives - download here (PDF)
This memo from Msgr. Francis V. Cilia, Vicar General of the Diocese of San Jose has been sent to all clergy and administrators. The HCC and Catholic Charities support Propositions 1C, 85, and 86.

California Catholic Conference -
A summary of all the initiatives with corresponding excerpts from Catholic Social Teaching along with excellent materials on Proposition 85 are available and can be downloaded for free.

Alliance for Catholic Health Care -
This website has bulletin announcements and other material to support Proposition 86.