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Economic Justice

Nuns on the Bus-Texas Style!

 In Austin on April 17 Read more

President Obama’s FY2014 Budget Proposal

Our initial response. As with other proposals, we have some concerns.  Read more

Senate Budget Committee Budget Proposal

On March 13, Senator Patty Murray released the budget plan prepared by the Senate Budget Committee. It presents a balanced approach to moving our nation forward to a future that is economically and physically healthy. Read more

We Oppose Rep. Ryan's New Budget Proposal

On Tuesday, March 12, Rep. Paul Ryan released the Republican FY14 Budget proposal: The Path to Prosperity, A Responsible Balanced Budget. It is difficult to see how it is either balanced or responsible. Read more

Blog: Sequestration Update

Mar 06, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Sequestration has gone into effect! It is a reality.  Read more

Blog: The Effects of Sequestration

Feb 25, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

This Friday, March 1, terrible cuts are due to be made that will seriously affect those in our communities who are barely able to provide food and shelter for themselves and family members.   Read more

Blog: Feeling Sorry for the Top Earners?

Feb 19, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The Buffet Rule is intended to place an additional tax on those with income over $1 million/year. Many members of Congress continue to insist that we cannot do this because that would stop them from creating much-needed jobs. I seriously wonder about this. Read more

Blog: Jobs, Not Wars

Jan 29, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Promoting education, job training and infrastructure-building will provide a greater long-term positive impact on the economy than will the erratic “cycle of phony fiscal deadlines driven by a misplaced belief that the only thing we have to fear is the budget deficit.” Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote

We are grateful that the administration and the Senate have worked out an agreement to move forward to responsibly funding our nation while protecting those who work in low-wage jobs. We have advocated for a “Faithful Budget” that raises “reasonable revenue for responsible programs.” Our reading of the current agreement is that, while not including everything we had advocated for, it does provide a significant step forward toward responsible, faithful policies. [Update: 10:58 PM, January 1 - We also extend our appreciation to the House of Representatives, which has just voted for the agreement.] Read more

Press Advisory: “Rabbis, Imams, Pastors and Nuns on the Bus” Board School Bus to Visit Capitol Hill, Lobby Lawmakers to protect Struggling Americans

Led by NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Bend the Arc Jewish Action and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, “Rabbis, Imams, Pastors, and Nuns on the Bus” will board a large yellow school bus on Thursday, December 20 for a day of action and highlight top moral priorities of people of faith in the fiscal showdown. Read more

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