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Economic Justice

Toolkit: Medicaid Expansion

NETWORK invites all nuns, and we are all nuns, to form teams of activists for Medicaid expansion in your state. Read more

Blog: What Is Congress Doing With The Federal Budget?

May 15, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last Thursday (5.10.12) the House of Representatives took another whack at slashing the social safety net, ensuring that millions of members of our communities would go hungry, live on the streets, be in more crowded classrooms, be unable to work for lack of daycare, and become sicker as Medicaid funding would be more limited. Read more

Understanding the Current Budget Battles -- A Glossary

As Congress tackles urgent economic issues, a lot of jargon is being thrown around. Here is a basic guide to help explain some of the issues. Read more

We MUST Confront the Wealth Gap!

It is time to both "Mind" and "Mend" the wealth gap in our country! Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to House and Senate Budget Votes

FOR RELEASE: March 27, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Washington DC: Today, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, issued the following statement in response to this week’s House and Senate votes on the federal budget:

Faith Groups Declare TPP Investment Chapter Unjust, Saying It Puts Profit Ahead of People

For decades, the United States has defined national economic self-interest primarily in terms of corporate self-interest.  This trade model fails to promote the common good because profit, not people, are at the heart of the negotiations and the voices of civil society are not fully represented at the table.  This week’s release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Investment Chapter provides Exhibit A of how far the field is tilted toward the powers that be rather than the power of God’s people. 

Faith Groups Declare TPP Investment Chapter Unjust, Saying It Puts Profit Ahead of People

For decades, the United States has defined national economic self-interest primarily in terms of corporate self-interest.  This trade model fails to promote the common good because profit, not people, are at the heart of the negotiations and the voices of civil society are not fully represented at the table.  This week’s release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Investment Chapter provides Exhibit A of how far the field is tilted toward the powers that be rather than the power of God’s people. 

Blog: March 26 Update on the Battle to Pass FY 2016 Budget in Congress

Mar 26, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a budget. The version that ultimately passed by a vote of 228 to 199, had been dubbed “Price 2” after House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA). Seventeen Republicans opposed it along with all Democrats. No bipartisanship there.

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NETWORK Response to House Budget Proposal

The Fiscal Year 2016 GOP Budget, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, starts off with soft words that mask harsh policies. At NETWORK we have serious concerns about their claim to promote a better place to live and work, for all. They claim that they need to cut programs in order to grow the economy by giving further tax breaks to the wealthy. But, we have 30 years of experience that their trickle-down economics has only served to shift wealth to the top.

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