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Economic Justice

Press Release: NETWORK responds to new poverty statistics

In response to today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s release of 2012 poverty statistics, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, stated:  “The poverty statistics released today underscore once again the continuing grim reality that millions in our nation struggle at the economic margins. We call on Congress to immediately halt efforts to decimate programs that help people live lives of dignity and promise." Read more

Join NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus in Houston for a Trip to the Movies and a Teach-in on Taxes

Sneak Preview screening of Inequality for All

When: Thursday, September 26 7:30-9:15pm

Where: River Oaks movie theater at 2009 West Gray Street, Houston

Join NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus in Cleveland for a Teach-in on Taxes and a Trip to the Movies

NETWORK is hosting a tax fairness teach-in for Cleveland people of faith at River's Edge on Friday, October 4 from 8:00-9:30am as well as a sneak preview film screening of Robert Reich's Inequality for All. Read more

We the Taxpayers: An Interfaith Conversation on How We Share Our Nation's Wealth

Join NETWORK in connecting the dots between faith, taxes, and the common good by using our curriculum: We the Taxpayers: An Interfaith Conversation. Read more

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

Your Voice is Needed: Take Action This August!

August recess is coming up--  it's the perfect time for you to visit your Representative while they are at home!  Read more

Press Advisory: Sister Simone Campbell to Testify on Poverty before Rep. Paul Ryan’s Committee

On Wednesday, July 31, Sister Simone Campbell*, NETWORK Executive Director, will testify before the House Budget Committee, which is chaired by Representative Paul Ryan. The hearing is entitled "The War on Poverty: A Progress Report," and she will talk about the vital role that government-funded programs play in partnership with church/private initiatives. Without them more children would be hungry and more hardworking families would suffer. 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

Blog: U.S. Corporations Should Demonstrate their Patriotism this Fourth of July

Jul 03, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

PATRIOTISM requires: Reasonable Revenue Responsible to the 100%. Read more

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