Some people have questioned the Connecticut Catholic Conference for asking Catholics to "Vote Yes" on question #1 here in Connecticut. This does NOT violate ANY laws as it does not oppose or endorse ANY person for anything. Voting "YES" on question #1 merely takes the issues TO THE PEOPLE of Connecticut to vote on instead of letting a few politicians decide these issues for us. If you vote "yes" and our state has a constitutional convention then all these issues will be given to us, THE PEOPLE to decide what we support or oppose. THAT is democracy folks. Let the people decide. Let the people have a voice here in Connecticut. THAT is what voting "YES" for question #1 means, it means WE THE PEOPLE get to decide the issues, not a few politicians.
According to the IRS regulations, the Catholic Church (nor any church), can not endorse or oppose a political candidate, but the Catholic Church is free to support or oppose ANY issue oriented ballot question. That is perfectly legal.
If you vote "yes" to question #1 you give THE PEOPLE the right to decide these issues in Connecticut. If you vote "no" to question one, you give a few politicians the right to decide the issues for all of Connecticut and you silence The People. That is a shame and should not happen. Please vote "YES" on question #1 and let's hear THE PEOPLE of Connecticut decide these issues. It's our state, it doesn't belong solely to a few politicians.