Education on Issues

NETWORK Education Program (NEP) provides education on advocacy, Catholic social teaching, and social justice issues. 

For resources relating to our issue agenda: 


Economic JusticeEconomic Justice


Letter-to-the-editor Tips

Tips for writing letters to the editor, a great way to express your views to your community as well as members of Congress who read the news publications. Read more

Lobbying Tips

NETWORK's tips for writing, calling and visiting your Member of Congress in Washington or in your district. Read more


NETWORK's current healthcare project: Medicaid Expansion in all 50 states. For more information and to access our toolkit, visit:


NETWORK’s issue agenda for the 113th Congress is focused on the issue areas below.

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 an integral part of our mission.

NETWORK Present at Signing of Historic Healthcare Reform Legislation

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, today celebrates the signing by President Obama of historic healthcare reform legislation. This is a remarkable time in our nation’s history as we finally take concrete steps to bring healthcare to tens of millions of people who have been denied this essential right. Read more

Catholic Sisters' Letter in Support of Healthcare Reform Bill

On March 17, 2010, prior to the historic vote on healthcare reform, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, released the text of a letter to Congress supporting healthcare legislation from organizations and communities representing tens of thousands of Catholic Sisters.  Read more

NETWORK Praises Catholic Health Association Support of Healthcare Reform Bill

Today, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, issued a statement strongly endorsing comments about healthcare reform legislation by Sister Carol Keehan, President and CEO of the Catholic Health Association. Read more

Catholic Social Justice Lobby Thanks Pope Benedict XVI for His Strong Statement About Economic Justice

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, welcomes the pope’s new encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, which emphasizes the importance of many of NETWORK’s priority issues, including our work for effective ways to address poverty and hunger, justice for immigrants, ecological justice, fair trade, and development. Read more

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