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Economic Justice

Raising the Minimum Wage is Good for the 100%.

NETWORK has long advocated for raising the minimum wage as part of our strategies to Mend the Gap! in U.S. wealth.  Read more

Press Release: Today’s Shameful Refusal to Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance

FOR RELEASE: February 6, 2014                                                                           

Income Inequality

According to research in several disciplines, the extreme disparities of wealth and power that exist in our country are corroding our democratic system and public trust. They are leading to a breakdown in civic cohesion and social solidarity, values that have always been significant in American society, as well as in Christian teachings. 

Blog: On Today’s Farm Bill Vote in the House

Jan 29, 2014 | By James Luisi

NETWORK approaches today’s House vote on the passage of a new five-year Farm Bill with mixed feelings. We commend Congress for reaching a bipartisan agreement that avoided the absolutely unconscionable cuts to nutrition assistance proposed under the House-passed Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, which proposed nearly $40 billion in cuts over the next 10 years to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Blog: What Happens to People Who Are Homeless in This Frigid Weather?

Jan 25, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

As I checked my coat, warm hat, heavy boots, scarf and gloves early one dark morning on the way to NETWORK in sub-freezing temperatures, my thoughts turned to people who are experiencing poverty, those viscerally impacted by this frigid weather, and wondered how they coped.

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Blog: We Can Honor the Good Samaritan by Paying Our Taxes

Jan 24, 2014 | By Shirley Bianchi, NETWORK member since 1991

Shirley Bianchi, a longtime NETWORK member shares her thoughts about taxes and scripture. The Good Samaritan took a man who had been beaten to an inn and paid the innkeeper to care for him, promising to come back to make sure that the innkeeper had been reimbursed correctly.  The Samaritan did not directly care for the