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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

Blog: Harmful Attacks on the EPA

Oct 24, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

The unfounded attacks ignore the lives saved and productivity created by the agency. Read more

Blog: Despite Opposition, Colombia FTA Is Approved By Congress

Oct 14, 2011 | By David Golemboski, Georgetown Doctoral Student and Former NETWORK Associate

On Wednesday, October 12, the U.S. Congress engaged in a rare act of bipartisan agreement. Unfortunately, the House and Senate did not move together to address unemployment, the country's wealth gap, or other pressing matters of justice, but rather to pass a set of three misguided free trade agreements (FTAs) negotiated during the Bush administration. Read more

Blog: From Wall Street to DC - The 99 Percent Raise Their Voices

Oct 07, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

The Occupy Wall Street protests have expanded from a small group of alarmed citizens to a nationwide movement. In solidarity, over 800 events are occurring across the nation in all 50 states. Read more

Blog: Trade with Colombia

Oct 05, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Tuesday, the president announced that the long awaited trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama would be sent to Congress for approval. Read more

Platform for the Common Good Dialogue in Alabama

Oct 04, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Here's a video clip of a news item about a group in Alabama who contributed to the 2008 Platform for the Common Good. Read more

Blog: Stop Playing These Dangerous Games!

Sep 29, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

For weeks, the House and the Senate have been at odds over a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government running until Nov. 18, once FY 2011 ended. The Senate passed two versions of a CR; the first is until Tuesday, Oct. 4, the other until Nov. 18. Today, the House passed the version funding the government until Tuesday, Oct. 4. Read more

Blog: Work on Healthcare Reform Continues

Sep 26, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Eighteen months ago, we were gratified by the passing of healthcare reform. However, we are still working to guarantee that the progress we made is not reversed. Read more

Blog: Jobs and Unemployment

Sep 26, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

This week we are hanging in time between the presentation of President Obama of the American Jobs Act (AJA) and the release of the unemployment numbers for September.  Read more

Blog: Fighting Poverty with Faith

Sep 23, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

NETWORK is a partner in Fighting Poverty with Faith, is an interfaith effort to call attention to a critical issue that is often neglected: poverty in our country. Read more

Blog: My Reaction to New Poverty Statistics

Sep 20, 2011 | By Claire Wheeler

Last week, the Census Bureau released its data on 2010 poverty statistics.  I found the following numbers particularly disturbing... Read more

Blog: What Will YOU Do for Economic Justice?

Sep 19, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Yesterday, during the “Prayers of the Faithful” at Mass, I asked for prayers for our nation, which is splitting apart economically. We prayed together that our nation will find our path back to economic justice.  Read more

Blog: We Prayed for Economic Justice

Sep 19, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

On September 14, Faithful Reform in Healthcare sponsored a telephone Prayer Vigil for the Nation, led by five nationally renowned faith leaders. Read more

Blog: Praying Together for Economic Justice

Sep 12, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Clearly, it is time for prayer and moral discernment! Join people of faith all over our country as five religious leaders offer reflections and prayers, including our own Sister Simone Campbell, SSS. Read more