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NETWORK's Response to President Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address

NETWORK welcomed President Obama’s State of the Union address as a call to develop trust among citizens and our government representatives. “We have each other’s backs” is at the heart of what it means to promote the common good. Read more

Will the State of the Union Speech be a Winner?

Jan 19, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

President Obama gives the State of the Union speech on Tuesday January 24. NETWORK has a handy chart to track how much he talks about the things we support. Read more

Step in the Right Direction on Immigration Reform

On Friday, January 6, the Obama administration unveiled a new immigration policy that promotes immigrant family unity while providing an opportunity for thousands of undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows. Read more

Legislative Update for the New Year

Members of Congress left Washington right before Christmas, 2011, setting themselves up to finish a lot of work when they return in January 2012. Read more

REAL ID - A Status Report

After 9/11, anti-immigrant fever swept the nation. This irrational fever manifested itself in various forms, most notably through the REAL ID Act (H.R. 418). Read more

NETWORK Fact Sheet on Undocumented Immigrants

For years, the inherent dignity of undocumented immigrants has been under attack. These attacks are supported by incorrect, misleading statements aiming to dehumanize and belittle an entire group of people. We invite you to learn more about important issues surrounding immigration. Read more

Immigration Bill Passes

On the evening of November 29, 2011, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011, H.R. 3012, passed the House by a 389-15 vote. Read more

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

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