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Blog: U.S. Corporations Should Demonstrate their Patriotism this Fourth of July

Jul 03, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

PATRIOTISM requires: Reasonable Revenue Responsible to the 100%. Read more

Blog: Statistics, Food Trucks and Victory—My First Week as a NETWORK Intern

Jun 28, 2013 | By Bethan Johnson, NETWORK Intern

In a week of 5,000 postcards, 40 hours of work, 12 hours of Texan filibustering, 11 Senate office visits, 5 Starbucks trips, 4 major Supreme Court decisions, 3 wrong stops on the Metro, 2 Congressional sittings, and more weight gained because of delicious food truck lunches than I’m willing to admit, at first glance my first week interning with NETWORK would appear to boil down to the number one—one successfully Senate-passed comprehensive immigration reform bill. Read more

Blog: Investing in our Future

Jun 27, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday, 6/26/13, Senator Murray and the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the impact of federal budget decision on children (our future).  Read more

Blog: The Farm Bill Vote

Jun 25, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last week, the House of Representatives surprised itself and others by voting down the Farm Bill. The House version of the Farm Bill proposed cutting food stamps (SNAP) by $2 billion per year over the next ten years. So, voting it down was a good thing.  Read more

Blog: Budget Priorities

Jun 20, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

It is important to support Senator Mikulski in the overall spending level, and in proposing appropriations levels thast place the needs of people ahead of the military industrial complex.  Read more

Blog: More on SNAP - How Could They?

May 22, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Today, the Senate agreed by unanimous consent to accept an amendment - but no one thought to tweak it to protect innocent families.  Read more

Blog: Feed the Children? Feed the Elderly? Feed People with Disabilities?

May 22, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The Farm Bill is currently on the floor in the Senate. Yesterday (May 21) was not a good day for hungry people. Read more

Blog: The Guys With The Guns, and The Money, Won This Round

Apr 18, 2013 | By Rachael Travis

Sometimes it's hard to be a small lobby with not a lot of money to spend. Read more

Blog: President Obama Proposes Budget

Apr 10, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

A look at his FY2014 budget proposal.  Read more

Blog: Sequestration Update

Mar 06, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Sequestration has gone into effect! It is a reality.  Read more

Blog: The Effects of Sequestration

Feb 25, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

This Friday, March 1, terrible cuts are due to be made that will seriously affect those in our communities who are barely able to provide food and shelter for themselves and family members.   Read more

Blog: Women United against Gun Violence

Feb 19, 2013 | By Jean Sammon

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. Read more

Blog: Feeling Sorry for the Top Earners?

Feb 19, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

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. Read more

Blog: Jobs, Not Wars

Jan 29, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

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.” Read more