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Sister Simone Campbell Speaks to Congress about Poverty

On July 31, Sister Simone Campbell testified about poverty before the House Budget Committee, chaired by Representative Paul Ryan. Read more

We MUST Confront the Wealth Gap!

It is time to both "Mind" and "Mend" the wealth gap in our country! Read more

Poverty Data: No Significant Difference! -- Well, Not Statistically

Sep 19, 2013 | By Sr. Marge Clark

There is no statistically significant difference in the Census Bureau Poverty Data, comparing 2012 to 2011. However, looking within the statistics, pictures of people begin to emerge.

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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: The Danger of Losing the Middle Class

Jul 15, 2011 | By Samuel Fubara, NETWORK Intern

The American middle class is fast being relegated to the political background by big businesses. Read more

Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11).

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Blog: Poverty and the Politics of Reelection

Sep 28, 2010 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Why have the politics of reelection overshadowed the urgent needs of people in poverty? Washington seems to be tied up in knots, unable to even talk about – let alone address – the enormous income gap between those who are wealthy and those who are poor. Read more

Blog: Shocking Poverty Statistics

Sep 16, 2010 | By Mary Georgevich

Today, the United States Census Bureau announced the poverty statistics for 2009. The numbers are pretty shocking for me: 43.56 million people were living in poverty in 2009. Read more

NETWORK Calls for Government Action on Dramatic Rise in Poverty

In response to today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s release of the 2009 poverty data, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, stated: “These poverty statistics underscore the grim fact that people who benefited the least from the last economic boom are the ones who are suffering the most in this severe recession... Read more

TANF Tested: Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession

See the results of NETWORK's study on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and reflect on the lives of families in poverty during the recession. Read more

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