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Platform for the Common Good

During the 2008 election season, as the political parties developed their political platforms, many Catholics groups came together to develop a Platform for the Common Good.  This platform is based on principles from Catholic social tradition and addresses what we can do to make our nation “a more perfect union” focused on the common good.

Platform for the Common Good

Healthcare Reform - Next Steps

The new healthcare reform law helped, but more needs to be done. Read more

Healthcare Reform Law and NETWORK Values

NETWORK celebrated the signing of the healthcare reform bill in March 2010 while acknowledging that more needs to be done. Read more

Connection

Our award-winning quarterly publication, the Connection, provides in-depth analysis of important social justice issues, along with examples of people who are making a difference. You can find copies of past issues on our archives page.

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

Healthcare

NETWORK's current healthcare project: Medicaid Expansion in all 50 states. For more information and to access our toolkit, visit: http://www.networklobby.org/nuns-bus-medicaid-expansion

Issues

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

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