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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

Ryan is Catholic, His Budget is Not

Apr 19, 2012 | By Marge Clark

On March 29, 2012, the House of Representatives passed the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, a Catholic who seems to have missed the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching in his education.  Read more

Blog: Healthcare For All – Is it Constitutional? UPDATE

Mar 30, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

NETWORK continues to fully support the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Blog: The Affordable Care Act - For Us, It’s Personal

Mar 29, 2012 | By Eric Gibble

We must think of the common good, and what it says of our society if the law is overturned. Read more

Blog: A FAITHFUL BUDGET FOCUSED ON NEED, RATHER THAN SCARCITY!

Mar 22, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Learn more about what a "faithful" federal budget really looks like. Read more

What We Learned at the Tax Forum

Feb 23, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

"Competitive" was was the word that kept coming up at a Forum on Taxation in Washington DC last week. Read more

Blog: The Right to Life

Feb 22, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

We have lost focus. The right to life is vital to our being but it does not end at birth. Read more

Blog: New Loan Practice

Feb 22, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

NETWORK objects to large banks taking up a practiced being outlawed for "payday lenders." Read more

Blog: Our Federal Budget

Feb 15, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

There is something amiss in this system. Read more

Blog: English as our Official Language? Really?

Feb 03, 2012 | By Eric Gibble

Why does anyone believe we need the English Language Unity Act? Read more

Blog: Speak Up Now to Oppose Congressional Targeting of Poor Children

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

TODAY and TOMORROW, join Mind the Gap! activists around the country and call (202) 224-3121. Ask to be connected with House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, members of the tax package conference and your representative to tell them that you OPPOSE funding the payroll tax credit on the backs of working families and their children. Click above for more information. Read more

Blog: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 20, 2012 | By Claire Wheeler

As I exited the building, I could still feel the emotionally charged atmosphere. On Monday, January 16, Interfaith Worker Justice hosted a service to honor Martin Luther King’s commitment to worker justice as part of their Faith Advocates for Jobs Campaign in Washington, D.C. Read more

Will the State of the Union Speech be a Winner?

Jan 19, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

President Obama gives the State of the Union speech on Tuesday January 24. NETWORK has a handy chart to track how much he talks about the things we support. Read more

Blog: NETWORK’s Issue Agenda on Target

Jan 12, 2012 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Today, I listened to a presentation at the Center for American Progress by Dr. Alan Krueger, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. As he spoke about the rise and consequences of inequality, I again recognized the timeliness of NETWORK’s campaign on the wealth gap (Mind the Gap!) – and the critical importance today of our work for economic justice. Read more