Tools and Tips

Toolkit Why we Advocate

MCC’s 2014 Election-Year Guidelines for Catholic Parishes and Institutions helps to ensure parishes and Catholic institutions are encouraging involvement in the political process but avoiding partisan activities. Please check out these materials and look for further election resources in the coming months on our website,

The Activist Toolkit — Developing the Skills to Become a Trained Citizen Advocate
The activist toolkit is a step-by-step guide to introduce yourself, new volunteers, and other community activists to concrete actions you can take to develop skills as effective citizen activists. They provide you with the tools necessary to achieve success as an advocate and as a group.

Each skill builds upon the next within each grouping. You can choose to accomplish them in order or skip around. These how-to’s are designed to challenge and inspire you as you grow as an advocate. By attempting and accomplishing each one, you build skill, talent, and confidence in exercising your personal and political power. Good luck and have fun! Activist Toolkit