NETWORK’s issue agenda for the 111th Congress is based on the Platform for the Common Good . In 2008, we invited groups around the country to identify issues that were important to them. We received responses from thousands of people. Their concerns became the platform, which was discussed and ratified at the 2008 Convention for the Common Good, attended by 800 delegates from many Catholic social justice groups.
In line with our mission as a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, NETWORK’s position on each of these issue areas is informed by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching  and the lived experience of real people. We especially focus on people struggling at the economic margins and see poverty  alleviation as a major goal.