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Blog: Improving Our Workforce Policies

May 12, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Kudos to CLASP for bringing together a dynamic panel of speakers -- crossing political spectrums and administrations -- to bluntly discuss obstacles that stand in the way of common-sense workforce development policy. Read more

Blog: All Signs Point in One Direction - Out of Afghanistan

May 10, 2011 | By David Golemboski

Our faith convictions, our national economic situation, and our concern for the Afghan people all lead us to the same conclusion: it is time for the U.S. to end the war in Afghanistan and turn its attention to building up Afghan civil society through diplomacy and development. Read more

Blog: Lobbying for Human Rights and Fair Trade in Colombia

May 10, 2011 | By David Golemboski

Over the past three weeks, NETWORK and other members of the Interfaith Working Group on Trade & Investment have been making visits to congressional offices to talk about the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Read more

Taxes Off the Table?

May 06, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

This morning I read the headline “Boehner Says Only Taxes Off the Table in Debt Reduction Talks” and was once again outraged. Read more

Blog: House Budget Resolution a Dead End for Hardworking Families

Apr 28, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

The recent Republican House Budget Resolution (H Con Res 34), passed entirely with  House Republican support (235-193), is the greatest attack on safety-net protections the American people have seen in decades. Read more

Blog: Please, Stop Calling Me a Taxpayer!

Apr 18, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the way we talk about citizenship in this country. Especially when it comes to taxes and citizenship. Read more

Blog: The Good News about Taxes

Apr 15, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Taxes are the means with which we all work together towards a greater good. Tax season is the perfect time to examine exactly where our federal taxes are spent. Read more

Blog: Standing Together for Economic Justice

Apr 14, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

The top 1% of our population who have amassed so much wealth over the last 30 years are totally dependent on the workers in the country for creating that wealth. Read more

Blog: We Must Speak Out Against Immoral Budget Cuts

Apr 12, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

Yesterday I participated in a press conference with Senator Mark Begich from Alaska and other faith leaders. We spoke out against the House Republican Budget proposal that will add dramatic financial burdens to the elderly, families, and children while continuing to give BIG tax give-aways to millionaire and billionaire Republican campaign contributors. Read more

Blog: Honoring Geraldine Ferraro and Women Everywhere

Apr 06, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

In honor of Women’s History Month, NETWORK staff, including myself, had the awesome opportunity to attend a reception hosted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)honoring both Women’s History Month and change makers in American politics. Sadly, Geraldine Ferraro, who remains one of the biggest trailblazers in American politics, passed away a week before the event. Read more

Blog: Changes in the Congressional Cafeteria

Apr 04, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

In the House, the GOP killed a cafeteria composting program, replacing the biodegradable containers and tableware that Democrats had mandated with Styrofoam and plastic substitutes.  Read more

Blog: The Pentagon Labyrinth

Mar 30, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

"Ordinary people" need to be involved in order to clean up the mess at the Pentagon. Experts who are now retired from their careers in the Pentagon are trying to get that message out. Read more

Blog: Hitting the "Reset" Button on the Budget

Mar 11, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Senator Chuck Schumer called on Congress to press the “reset button” on budget negotiations during a speech this week at the Center for American Progress. Read more

Blog: A “Roadmap” in the Wrong Direction on Healthcare

Mar 07, 2011 | By David Golemboski

The “Roadmap for America’s Future,” advanced by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin includes all kinds of problematic economic policy ideas, but the healthcare provisions are especially frightening.   Read more

Blog: Granted, the Nation’s Checkbook is a Mess

Mar 02, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

However, current actions to clean it up are placing responsibility for balancing the budget on the backs of those who are not responsible for the imbalance -- and those actions cannot cut enough to make a dent in the mess.  Read more