The National Advocacy Center educates and develops strategies to address social justice issues and advocates for the transformation of society to the benefit of all people.
NAC reflects the spirituality, history and mission of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, working in solidarity with the disenfranchised - particularly families, women and children.
At the NAC, we amplify the Good Shepherd voice by linking the ministries and services of the Sisters, lay associates, and lay staff around the country to speak up and work for change in the structures of society.
NAC organizes the Good Shepherd constituency to petition the United States Congress to act favorably on issues that impact those on the margin.
Stop Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking comprises the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
In America, 60,000 men, women, and children are enslaved at this very moment.
Get this toolkit to educate individuals and members of parishes and organizations and then to help them mobilize and put an end to human trafficking.
Pope Francis' Message on World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Pope Francis focused this year's message on child trafficking and child migrants. "On the occasion of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone."
Read the Pope's Message here and join us as we Rise Up for the children, the migrants, the exploited.
Paid Family & Medical Leave
You’ve been sick. Did you stay home? Was your job at risk? Who took care of your sick little kindergardener with fever? You? Was your job at risk?
Paid family and medical leave enables workers to earn time off to tend to a sick family member, take care of a new baby or newly adopted child or to take time to recuperate themselves. We all need a fair shake.
Read more on our Poverty Page.
Do you have a story to tell supporting paid family and medical leave? We would love to hear from you. Please visit our Outreach Page to share your story.
We Stand with our Muslim Brothers & Sisters
“May we work together for justice and peace! Salaam!”
~ Pope Francis, 2015
Find out more about the latest work of the NAC and our lobbying efforts, as well as recent press releases.
Make Your Voice Heard
Reach out to your elected officials and others on important policy decisions impacting the common good.
Visit Congress at Home
A face-to-face meeting with your Member of Congress, or a key member of their staff, is the most effective way to lobby your views.