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Economic Justice

Emergency Long-term Unemployment Insurance Must Be Extended

With a volatile economy and job losses rooted in the recession, unemployment insurance has become vital to families across the country. Millions of workers who lost their jobs have been denied this critical lifeline since Congress failed to extend longterm insurance, which expired on December 28. Congress must act quickly to undo the damage.  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

Budget Choices: What would you pick?

For where your treasure lies, there will you heart be also. Matthew 6:21 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

Join with Pope Francis to Pray and Act for an End to Hunger

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a lifeline for the one in six Americans that struggle with hunger. No more cuts. Read more

Join with Pope Francis to Pray and Act for an End to Hunger

Say YES to Pope Francis' invitation to prayer to end hunger. 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: 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

Blog: Onward to a Faithful Budget – With Hope and Prayer

Oct 17, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Members of the House and Senate were named to the committee to bring together elements of a budget that will be presented to the House and the Senate by December 15. This is a daunting task. Read more

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