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Blog: DACA Is Not Enough. We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

Oct 09, 2012 | By Ashley Wilson

In the presidential debate last Wednesday there was absolutely zero conversation about U.S. immigration policy. Read more

Test: New link for signing up for emails

Oct 02, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

try this link to sign up for NETWORK email via our new Common Ground system: Email signup

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Blog: It Seems a Little Odd

Sep 26, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

On September 24, “Nuns on the Ferry” took our message of economic justice to New York City. Read more

Blog: Deferred Deportation for Childhood Arrivals

Aug 15, 2012 | By Sr. Mary Ellen Lacey, D.C.

On June 15, 2012, Janet Napolitano announced that undocumented youth who were less than 31 years old on that date and had come to the United States before they were 16 years old may be eligible to apply for deferred deportation and work authorization.  Read more

Blog: A Look at New Unemployment Numbers

Aug 03, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

When will some legislators learn that federal budget cuts increase unemployment, therefore reducing both state and federal revenue, and costing both in unemployment benefits? Read more

Blog: As I Complete My NETWORK Internship

Aug 02, 2012 | By Katelyn Eichorst, Summer Intern

I recently wrote a blog post talking about how I felt before I got here, now I am writing a blog about the end. Read more

Blog: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Build Stronger Communities

Jul 17, 2012 | By Eric Gibble

Dr. Adriana Kugler, Chief Economist for the Department of Labor, released a report last month detailing how immigrants build stronger communities, one neighborhood at a time. Read more

Blog: Reflections of a NETWORK Intern

Jul 09, 2012 | By Katelyn Eichorst, NETWORK Intern

This summer I am interning with NETWORK. As a social work major, I wanted to look at the big picture and attempt to solve issues for people using policy. It has been an incredible experience and I have learned so much Read more

Blog: On Environmental Justice

Jun 29, 2012 | By Neal Davidson, NETWORK Intern

I am working this summer as an intern for NETWORK. I have been assigned to do environmental research, and I'll be doing a weekly blog throughout the summer on my findings Read more

Blog: Jobs

Jun 01, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

What will best improve the economy, and provide steps to greater equity in this nations?  Jobs.  Jobs with fair pay, safe working conditions, benefits, ….  Read more

Blog: The DREAM Act and Immigration Reform

Jun 01, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

On Wednesday, I lobbied White House officials as a member of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition. We asked the administration to utilize its considerable executive powers to facilitate some kind of categorical relief for the Dreamer. Read more

Blog: Friday Afternoon Reflection On A Week Of Catholic Turmoil – Signs Of Hope Ahead?

May 25, 2012 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Can Catholics come together again to focus more strongly on our Gospel mission, or will our Church become more and more caught up in conservative Republican efforts to deny President Obama a second term? Read more

Blog: Sisters Building Peace In Iraq And Around The World

May 23, 2012 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

Sr. Simone Campbell's reflection after spending time with Iraqi Dominican Sisters. Read more

Blog: What Is Congress Doing With The Federal Budget?

May 15, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last Thursday (5.10.12) the House of Representatives took another whack at slashing the social safety net, ensuring that millions of members of our communities would go hungry, live on the streets, be in more crowded classrooms, be unable to work for lack of daycare, and become sicker as Medicaid funding would be more limited. Read more

Blog: What Can You Do In This Uncertain Time?

Apr 30, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

Many people are asking what they can do during this uncertain time in our church and our nation. We offer this partial list of suggestions. . . Read more