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Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Food Stamp Cuts

Both the House and the Senate Agriculture Committees are making wrong-hearted decisions as they each mark up a farm bill with significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Congressional Sequester Priorities

The Senate and House have voted in record time to change the sequester rules so that those with enough money to travel by air are spared the inconvenience of delayed flights. Meanwhile, children are being denied Head Start services, families are denied access to affordable housing, and financial help for people who are long-term unemployed is shrinking – all because of sequestration. These two recent votes are a shameful example of upside-down priorities. Read more

Nuns on the Bus-Texas Style!

 In Austin on April 17 Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote

We are grateful that the administration and the Senate have worked out an agreement to move forward to responsibly funding our nation while protecting those who work in low-wage jobs. We have advocated for a “Faithful Budget” that raises “reasonable revenue for responsible programs.” Our reading of the current agreement is that, while not including everything we had advocated for, it does provide a significant step forward toward responsible, faithful policies. [Update: 10:58 PM, January 1 - We also extend our appreciation to the House of Representatives, which has just voted for the agreement.] Read more

Press Advisory: “Rabbis, Imams, Pastors and Nuns on the Bus” Board School Bus to Visit Capitol Hill, Lobby Lawmakers to protect Struggling Americans

Led by NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Bend the Arc Jewish Action and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, “Rabbis, Imams, Pastors, and Nuns on the Bus” will board a large yellow school bus on Thursday, December 20 for a day of action and highlight top moral priorities of people of faith in the fiscal showdown. Read more

Sister Simone Campbell: Tax extender deal deserves veto

By Sister Simone Campbell - 12/01/14 06:50 PM EST

[Published in The Hill]

President Obama’s threat to veto Congress’s new pro-corporate tax deal is the right response. This deeply flawed agreement would permanently extend expensive tax breaks for business while ignoring tax credits for families living in or near poverty.

Press Release: Census Bureau Statistics Show that Far Too Many People Still in Poverty

FOR RELEASE: September 16, 2014

CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org  

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Worsening Inequality in the U.S.

FOR RELEASE: August 22, 2014

CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Yesterday, the Census Bureau released a report about worsening inequality in our nation. It told a told a tragic story that demands attention and quick action.

In recent years, the wealthiest Americans have grown richer, and those with the least became poorer still. This is unconscionable.

Media Advisory: Sister Simone Campbell to Testify in California on Women and Inequality: Strategies to Promote Opportunity

Media Advisory Sent Out by the Office of Senator Holly J. Mitchell, California State Senate

Sister Simone Campbell and other witnesses to testify in California.

Media Advisory:

Senate Select Committee: Women and Inequality: Strategies to Promote Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2014