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Press Release: NETWORK Marks Fiftieth Anniversary of President Johnson’s War on Poverty

Exactly 50 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson announced that his administration was declaring a War on Poverty. As he said that day, “The richest nation on earth can afford to win [this war]. We cannot afford to lose it.” He was right. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Budget Agreement

NETWORK’s reaction to the current congressional budget deal can best be described as decidedly mixed. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to President Obama’s Speech on Income Inequality and Shrinking Economic Mobility

NETWORK applauds President Obama’s powerful speech earlier today about our country’s rising income gap and shrinking economic mobility. He stated that inequality and lack of opportunity are “dangerous” for our nation, and that addressing these issues is "the defining challenge of our time." We agree. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Statement on Affordable Care Act Implementation

NETWORK’s strong support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has never wavered. Read more

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell joins Governor John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes in a discussion called, “Business and Faith for the Common Good.”

Based on their work for the Oregon Prosperity Initiative, Governor Kitzhaber, First Lady, Cylvia Hayes and special guests, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, and Duncan Wyse, president of the Oregon Business Council, assembled prominent leaders of Oregon’s business and faith communities on Friday, to discuss poverty, prosperity and economic justice. Read more

Press Release: Urgent Call for Immigration Reform Now

Today, NETWORK stepped up its call for immediate action on immigration reform by initiating a series of new actions. Read more

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell Honored as Democracy Champion by National Priorities Project

Sister Simone Campbell has been recognized as a Democracy Champion by National Priorities Project (NPP). Selected as one of 32 allies and partners from across the country, NPP recognizes Sister Campbell for exemplary leadership and tenacious commitment to the democratic ideals upon which our nation was founded. Read more

Press Release: Faith Leaders Speak Out on Federal Budget and Sequestration

During a Capitol Hill briefing today, faith leaders called for an end to sequestration as they also reminded Congress that the federal budget is a moral document that reflects our nation’s priorities. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Statement on Vote to End Government Shutdown and Avoid Debt Default

While we at NETWORK are pleased by last night’s vote to end the government shutdown and avoid debt default, our gratitude is tempered by the devastating impact of recent congressional extremism on people at the economic margins. We also hope that lessons have been learned about how NOT to govern. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Statement on Government Shutdown

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, deplores the current inability of Congress to govern responsibly and for the common good. They have turned democracy on its head, with one extreme faction of one party in the House of Representatives able to subvert the will of the people and even most of the legislators. Read more

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