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Economic Justice

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

Faces of Occupy DC

Oct 26, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Occupy Wall Street began with a few hundred people protesting the greed of Wall Street in Zuccotti Park in New York City. It has now grown into a movement of tens of thousands of people across the globe. The 99% have made their voices heard on every continent, including Antarctica. Some have mocked the Occupy protesters. Others believe the movement will simply fade away over time. However, the reality is the underlying concerns driving the movement will not fade away.

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Blog: Faces of Occupy DC

Oct 26, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Occupy Wall Street began with a few hundred people protesting the greed of Wall Street in Zuccotti Park in New York City. It has now grown into a movement of tens of thousands of people across the globe. The 99% have made their voices heard on every continent, including Antarctica. Read more

Blog: SNAP -- A Program Constantly Under Threat

Oct 25, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

The program is always in threat of losing funding, and with the recession, we at NETWORK are more concerned than usual about protecting it. Read more

Blast from the Past: The Reality of Tax Breaks

Oct 24, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

As those in Congress continue to debate solutions to stabilize our economy, we must be cognizant and reflective about past policies that have failed the American people.

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