Election 2024 Training Resources for Faithful Voters

2024 Election Training Series for faith-filled voters

Informed, Engaged, and Committed

This election, faith-filled voters have the opportunity to choose community over chaos. Join NETWORK Advocates from across the country for a four-part series to dig deeper into what it means to be a multi-issue Catholic voter, learn strategies to engage people in challenging conversations and build hope-filled narratives that inspire people to care about important issues, and explore concrete actions you can take to influence the election.

You’ll notice that each workshop session has multiple time slots–you only need to sign up for one since the content will be repeated. You do not have to sign up for the same time slot each week. We hope that you can attend all four workshops in the series, but we will welcome your participation in any!

Week 1: Multi-issue Voting

Our social teachings and tradition provide us with a framework for living responsibly and building a just society. In an election year, this includes being a multi-issue voter. Join us to learn more deeply about what it means, as Catholics, to be multi-issue voters, and what that looks like this election year. Using NETWORK’s Equally Sacred Checklist as a guide, we will discern ways you can be an informed, engaged, and committed voter this year.  

Please sign up for one session

Tues., April 9 at 7:00PM Eastern/4:00PM Pacific, OR
Sat., April 13 at 11:00AM Eastern/8:00AM Pacific

Week 2: Breaking Through the Election Noise, Part One

Conversations are hard in a world as divided as ours, and yet they’re critical to advancing the world that we want to build together. Join us to discuss the barriers to transformation and develop the skills needed to break down those barriers and advance justice through transforming those in our own circles, during this election season and beyond.

Please sign up for one session

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00PM Eastern/4:00PM Pacific, OR
Thursday, April 18 at Noon Eastern/9:00AM Pacific, OR
Saturday, April 20 at 11:00AM Eastern/8:00AM Pacific

Week 3: Breaking Through the Noise, Part 2

So-called commonsense narratives often define what people believe. The secret to believability is crafting a narrative that people can understand and repeat easily. Join us to learn the principles of Race Class Narrative and how it helps to build an effective narrative that invites people into the work of justice without watering down our goals.

Please sign up for one session

Tues., April 23 at 7:00PM Eastern/4:00PM Pacific, OR
Thurs., April 25 at NOON Eastern/9:00AM Pacific, OR
Sat., April 27 at 11:00AM Eastern/8:00AM Pacific

Week 4: Act to Impact

We all know that this year’s election is incredibly important; however, figuring out how to engage most effectively can be confusing and even overwhelming. This training will explore a variety of concrete ways you can prepare yourself and your community for the upcoming election. Participants will learn more about how to develop a voting plan, coordinate a voter registration drive, volunteer at the polls, and much more!

Please sign up for one session

Tues., April 30 at 7:00PM Eastern/4:00PM Pacific, OR
Thurs., May 2 at Noon Eastern/9:00AM Pacific, OR
Sat., May 4 at 11:00AM Eastern/8:00AM Pacific

We have more training dates in May!

See our May trainings!

One thought on “Election 2024 Training Resources for Faithful Voters

  1. Glenn S Leach

    I attended the first session. As someone who works (volunteers) with a diocesan social action office, I was already familiar with the content. I understand NETWORK’s focus on domestic issues, however, we are part of a global economy even for those who do not recognize a moral relationship with those in other nations. Consequently, there are few if any issues that are not impacted by or that do not impact other issues. For example, part of my duties is to assist our diocesan immigration program which provides legal services to immigrants to help them through the byzantine mess that is the US immigration law. Immigration by definition is a global issue, and it is certainly a domestic issue of increasing importance as our US population ages out of the workforce and requires more physical and health assistance. The percentage of immigrants in the workforce is increasing and the Congressional Budget Office indicates that immigrants have been a big factor in our not having an economic recession, and which needs to continue.

    I like the idea of a spiritual values-based guide for voting, although, based on the demographics of our diocese, I would word (and will) modify the wording of many of the issues differently. Again, as I advocate for issues as “my job,” I was probably less moved by this first session than others.

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