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Economic Justice

Blog: NETWORK’s Issue Agenda on Target

Jan 12, 2012 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Today, I listened to a presentation at the Center for American Progress by Dr. Alan Krueger, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. As he spoke about the rise and consequences of inequality, I again recognized the timeliness of NETWORK’s campaign on the wealth gap (Mind the Gap!) – and the critical importance today of our work for economic justice. Read more

Legislative Update

NETWORK Legislative Update
January 11, 2011 

Happy New Year

While we are waiting for Congress to return to Washington, we want to thank you for all your support in 2011 – your donations, your activism, and your moral support! This update will not ask you to take any action (!) but will give you an update on the status of the issues we asked you to advocate for in 2011.

1. Summary of the first session of the 112th Congress (2011)

2. What will Congress do in 2012?

Legislative Update for the New Year

Members of Congress left Washington right before Christmas, 2011, setting themselves up to finish a lot of work when they return in January 2012. Read more

December 14 Legislative Update: House and Senate Still at Loggerheads – It’s ALL in the Politics

Several pieces of legislation are whipping around, in very fluid form. Most of these are considered “must pass” legislation, meaning: if there is no resolution bad things will happen. Read more

Blog: Is 8.6% Unemployment a Real Improvement?

Dec 02, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The unemployment numbers for November were released the morning of Dec. 2. WOW, a move from 9.0% to 8.6%, isn’t that good news? Not so fast. Read more

Congress: It's Your Responsibility Now

We must pressure our legislators to live up to the demands of the Budget Control Act. The Super Committee couldn’t do it, but that doesn’t mean we should allow the goals of the sequestration to get lost. Read more

Blog: Violence Against Women Act Needs Reauthorization

Nov 29, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Quick action needed! Learn how you can help ensure reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Read more

Blog: Election 2012 Matters!

Nov 28, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Watch our video to find out why! And click here for information about a new job opening that will enable you to become directly involved. We are looking for a Project Coordinator for ELECTION 2012: Catholics Vote for the Common Good! Read more

Super Committee Failure

Despite multiple deficit reduction proposals being tossed back and forth, the Super Committee was unable to agree on one plan to balance the government’s books. Read more

Our New Campaign: Be a SUPER CITIZEN!

Tell the SUPER COMMITTEE -- no cuts to programs that ensure essential services! AND we need policies that will close the huge and growing wealth gap in our country! Learn more AND  PRINT OUT AND DISTRIBUTE THIS CALL TO ACTION! Read more

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