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Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell Testifies on Poverty before Rep. Paul Ryan’s Committee

Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK Executive Director, testified today before the House Budget Committee about government programs that address poverty. The committee is chaired by Representative Paul Ryan, whose 2012 budget proposals were criticized by NETWORK and NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” because they included heavy cuts to vital programs that help people at the economic margins. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Response to Pres. Obama’s Speech on the Economy

President Obama was exactly right when he said that “this growing inequality is not just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.” It also does not reflect true American values. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” Speak Out on Capitol Hill about Immigration Reform

Today, Sister Simone Campbell and other members ofNETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” campaign briefed Members of Congress, congressional staffers and guests on the urgency of passing immigration reform now. Read more

Response to the Killing of Trayvon Martin and Trial Verdict

Racism and violence continue to be two of the deepest stains on our nation. Each of us should take a moment to pray and reflect—but, only a moment. In our hearts, we already know that a moral nation does all it can to eradicate both. The time to act is now. Read more

NETWORK’s Response to Senate Vote for Immigration Reform

NETWORK has a long history of pressing for comprehensive immigration reform, and we thank the U.S. Senate for passing its bipartisan bill (S.744) this afternoon. While we do not support “border surge” provisions or the elimination of certain sibling and adult-married-child visas, we applaud the fact that the bill will deliver justice to millions of immigrants who have suffered so long, including those separated from their loved ones.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” Hit the Road for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The trip is scheduled to begin across from Ellis Island at Liberty State Park in NJ on May 29 and conclude with a rally in the shadow of San Francisco’s Angel Island on June 18. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Food Stamp Cuts

Both the House and the Senate Agriculture Committees are making wrong-hearted decisions as they each mark up a farm bill with significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Supports Legislation for Immigrant Children

At a time when Congress far too often ignores the needs of children, we want to express our strong support of a new legislative effort to help young immigrants.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Congressional Sequester Priorities

The Senate and House have voted in record time to change the sequester rules so that those with enough money to travel by air are spared the inconvenience of delayed flights. Meanwhile, children are being denied Head Start services, families are denied access to affordable housing, and financial help for people who are long-term unemployed is shrinking – all because of sequestration. These two recent votes are a shameful example of upside-down priorities. Read more

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