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Blog: Alabama Immigration Law's Consequences

Nov 29, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

On November 21, ten members of Congress travelled to Alabama to hear testimony relating to the practical consequences of H.B. 56. The congressional members, led by Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and supported by Alabama’s Representative Terri Sewell, gathered at Birmingham City Hall. Thanks to NETWORK’s own activist member John Meehan, resident of Birmingham, Alabama, we have on-the-scene reporting and photos. Read more

Blog: Violence Against Women Act Needs Reauthorization

Nov 29, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Quick action needed! Learn how you can help ensure reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Read more

Blog: Election 2012 Matters!

Nov 28, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Watch our video to find out why! And click here for information about a new job opening that will enable you to become directly involved. We are looking for a Project Coordinator for ELECTION 2012: Catholics Vote for the Common Good! Read more

Blog: What Do We Hold Dear?

Nov 23, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Every weeknight, my Sisters and I eat dinner as a community. Depending upon the happenings of the day and the energy levels of those present, dinner talk can range from the outrageously hilarious to an unparalleled banality. One evening this week, the dinner talk resulted in a serendipitous, albeit sad insight for me. Read more

Blog: We Shall Overcome! Congressional Delegation to Visit Birmingham AL Today for Hearing on Impact of Immigration Law

Nov 21, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

A delegation from the House of Representatives is in Birmingham, Alabama today. Their visit will include an ad hoc field hearing to examine the impact of Alabama's harsh new "papers please" immigration law, HB56.  Read more

Blog: The Ignatian Family and NETWORK

Nov 16, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

November 16 marks the 22nd anniversary of the 6 Jesuits and two women martyrs at the UCA in El Salvador. Remembering these men and women - who would certainly have been a powerful force in the 99% - over 1,000 students and teachers from Jesuit high schools and colleges came together in Washington DC last weekend for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Read more

Blog: Update on the Super Committee

Oct 31, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, commonly referred to as the Super Committee, is now three weeks from its deadline for providing a plan to the House and to the Senate. They have held many closed meetings, and on November 1 will hold their fourth open meeting. Read more

Blog: Thoughts on the Half In Ten Campaign—Cutting Poverty Rates in Half over Ten Years

Oct 27, 2011 | By Claire Wheeler

Yesterday, while walking back to the NETWORK office after a coalition campaign (Half In Ten) panel discussion on poverty, my thoughts were racing. I was contemplating the different reasons people are motivated to care about the welfare of another human being. Read more

Blog: Faces of Occupy DC

Oct 26, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Occupy Wall Street began with a few hundred people protesting the greed of Wall Street in Zuccotti Park in New York City. It has now grown into a movement of tens of thousands of people across the globe. The 99% have made their voices heard on every continent, including Antarctica. Read more

Blog: SNAP -- A Program Constantly Under Threat

Oct 25, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

The program is always in threat of losing funding, and with the recession, we at NETWORK are more concerned than usual about protecting it. Read more

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