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Greetings student leaders! We're delighted to welcome you to the Young
Leaders Initiative at Catholic
Social Ministry Gathering.
This page is to help you prepare for your trip. It includes:
The 2018 theme is Building Community: A Call to the Common Good. As you prepare for your journey to CSMG, we encourage you to pray and reflect on Scripture and on the words of Pope Francis:Read 1 Corinthians 12: 12-26.
The full schedule for the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering is here.
Don't miss the four events that are specifically for Young Leaders, which include:
Kévin, Dom and Edith, share some tips with you about visiting your members of Congress, learning, networking, prayer and reflection, and taking the message back to campus.
Visiting Capitol Hill to help influence your legislators is
an important part of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.Your state captain will set up meetings with
legislators from your state. On Monday morning, you will have the chance to
gather with other people from your state to assign speaking responsibilities at
the meetings. Consider volunteering to present about one of the legislative
Prep materials for CSMG Hill Visits, including backgrounders about the CSMG advocacy issues
Students can feel free to join either the delegation from the state where your school is located, or the state that you consider your home.
On Saturday through Monday, most conference participants wear business casual clothing. For example, slacks or khakis, blouse or dress shirt, polo or open collar shirt, skirt at knee-length or below, knit shirt or sweater, are all examples of business casual clothing.
Save your most professional clothing for the Hill visits on Tuesday. Many participants will elect to wear shirt and tie and/or jacket on this day.
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