The bipartisan nature of S. 744 ensures that it is a compromise. It is imperative that we let all Senators know that a pathway to citizenship, as well as keeping families together, are priorities for the faith community.
Click on your state on this map to see where your elected officials stand on Medicaid Expansion! You can also find ways to get involved, what advocates in your state are already doing, and more details on how your state will be impacted.
Women, nearly unanimously, support a multi-pronged response to gun violence that includes stronger gun laws and anti-bullying measures, mental health services and counseling hotlines. This is one of the major findings from a poll initiated by Women United for Gun Violence Prevention.
The Buffet Rule is intended to place an additional tax on those with income over $1 million/year. Many members of Congress continue to insist that we cannot do this because that would stop them from creating much-needed jobs. I seriously wonder about this.
NETWORK welcomed the optimistic, forward-focused themes of President Obama’s State of the Union address last evening. There is much in need of attention in our nation today, and the president’s words focused on concrete ways to approach many of our problems.
At this time of transition, we are praying for the pope and for the Church as a whole.
NETWORK applauds today’s announcement of new exemptions to mandated contraception coverage as fresh evidence of the Obama administration’s clear commitment to addressing religious concerns that were raised last year.
NETWORK applauds President Obama’s statement today about the urgent need for commonsense immigration reform. We also welcome yesterday’s release of the congressional “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” as a valuable step in the right direction.
Promoting education, job training and infrastructure-building will provide a greater long-term positive impact on the economy than will the erratic “cycle of phony fiscal deadlines driven by a misplaced belief that the only thing we have to fear is the budget deficit.”
During a press conference today, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, joined other civil rights and immigration reform leaders in praising the speed and intensity with which the administration and Senate are addressing the crisis of a broken immigration system in our country. NETWORK has a long history of working on comprehensive reform, and, although the details have not yet been released, we are encouraged that a pathway to citizenship seems to be part of the current plan. We look forward to hearing more and to working with many thousands of activists to make commonsense immigration reform a reality very soon. It is long-overdue.