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Economic Justice

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell and “Nuns on the Bus” Invite Presidential Candidates to Spend Day with Catholic Sisters and Struggling Families

In Light of New Data Showing 46 Million Americans Living in Poverty, Nuns Invite Presidential Tickets to Witness Stories of Hardship Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Calls for Candidates to Respond to Crisis of Millions of People in Poverty

We are deeply disturbed by Washington’s continued inability to effectively address our nation’s poverty rates, as evidenced by today’s release of official poverty statistics Read more

Congressman Paul Ryan’s Budget Cuts

The Ryan budget would radically shrink or eliminate benefits and services that most Americans have counted on for decades. And it would do this in order to lock in drastically lower tax rates for the most prosperous. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Invites Mitt Romney to Accompany Catholic Sisters Working with Families at the Economic Margins

The Sisters’ invitation comes after recent false attacks from Mr. Romney that demonstrate his lack of understanding of the struggles families and children face as they work to get out of poverty. Read more

Blog: A Look at New Unemployment Numbers

Aug 03, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

When will some legislators learn that federal budget cuts increase unemployment, therefore reducing both state and federal revenue, and costing both in unemployment benefits? Read more

Blog: As I Complete My NETWORK Internship

Aug 02, 2012 | By Katelyn Eichorst, Summer Intern

I recently wrote a blog post talking about how I felt before I got here, now I am writing a blog about the end. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Nuns Launch Nine-state Bus Tour Highlighting How Federal Budget Cuts Harm Struggling Families

NETWORK today announced a multi-state bus trip by Catholic Sisters highlighting the work Sisters do to meet the needs of people at the economic margins and revealing how federal budget cuts proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and passed by the House of Representatives will hurt struggling families in these states.  Read more

Blog: Jobs

Jun 01, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

What will best improve the economy, and provide steps to greater equity in this nations?  Jobs.  Jobs with fair pay, safe working conditions, benefits, ….  Read more

Mend the Gap!: Asset Building Lesson 3: Policy Options

Current Field of Asset-Building: Policy Options Read more

Mend the Gap!: Asset Building Lesson 2: A Brief History

Historical Overview: The Past 20 Years of Asset-Building. Read more

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