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Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Nov 16, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Over 1,000 students and teachers from Jesuit high schools and colleges came together in Washington DC last weekend for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.

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Blog: The Ignatian Family and NETWORK

Nov 16, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

November 16 marks the 22nd anniversary of the 6 Jesuits and two women martyrs at the UCA in El Salvador. Remembering these men and women - who would certainly have been a powerful force in the 99% - over 1,000 students and teachers from Jesuit high schools and colleges came together in Washington DC last weekend for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Read more

Civic responsibility

Nov 07, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Tuesday Nov. 8, polls will open for special elections in the United States Congress as well as local elections. While it is imperative to vote, it is equally as imperative to be cognizant of our other civic responsibilities.

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Wealth, Inequality & the Great Recession - Did we Learn our History Lesson?

Nov 07, 2011 | By George Vlasits

“In the long run,” as Theodore Roosevelt told his fellow Americans back in 1912, “this country will not be a good place for any of us to live unless it is a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.”

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The People of the United States Lose -- Again

This afternoon (Nov. 3) the Senate voted on whether to proceed on two bills, each promoted as a “jobs” bill and neither of which was expected to pass. Read more

Mind the Gap Workshop

Nov 03, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

Engage your communities by facilitating a Mind the Gap! workshop.  Everything you need conduct a 90-minute workshop is here:

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Cost of Tax Cuts

Nov 03, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Out of the 116 million households in America, two-thirds of the nation's total income gains from 2002 to 2007 flowed to the top 1 percent of U.S. households (or 1.2 million). Meanwhile, they have been handed over $700 billion in tax breaks. Check out this website to see a live count of the cost.

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Blog: Update on the Super Committee

Oct 31, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, commonly referred to as the Super Committee, is now three weeks from its deadline for providing a plan to the House and to the Senate. They have held many closed meetings, and on November 1 will hold their fourth open meeting. Read more

Contact Congressional Leaders

Members of House and Senate leadership (majority and minority) are pusing for action. They need you and everyone you know to give them the message. Read more

Blog: Thoughts on the Half In Ten Campaign—Cutting Poverty Rates in Half over Ten Years

Oct 27, 2011 | By Claire Wheeler

Yesterday, while walking back to the NETWORK office after a coalition campaign (Half In Ten) panel discussion on poverty, my thoughts were racing. I was contemplating the different reasons people are motivated to care about the welfare of another human being. Read more

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