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Economic Justice

Extend the Unemployment Benefits and Reduced Payroll Tax!

Tell your legislators that they must extend -- without any harmful provisions -- both the unemployment benefits and the reduction in payroll taxes through 2012. Read more

Blog: Speak Up Now to Oppose Congressional Targeting of Poor Children

Feb 01, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

TODAY and TOMORROW, join Mind the Gap! activists around the country and call (202) 224-3121. Ask to be connected with House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, members of the tax package conference and your representative to tell them that you OPPOSE funding the payroll tax credit on the backs of working families and their children. Click above for more information. Read more

NETWORK's Response to President Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address

NETWORK welcomed President Obama’s State of the Union address as a call to develop trust among citizens and our government representatives. “We have each other’s backs” is at the heart of what it means to promote the common good. Read more

Blog: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 20, 2012 | By Claire Wheeler

As I exited the building, I could still feel the emotionally charged atmosphere. On Monday, January 16, Interfaith Worker Justice hosted a service to honor Martin Luther King’s commitment to worker justice as part of their Faith Advocates for Jobs Campaign in Washington, D.C. Read more

Bill Moyers on Inequality

Jan 20, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

Bill Moyers is back on PBS. His first show on January 15 was about inequality, and he plans to continue this topic in future shows.

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Will the State of the Union Speech be a Winner?

Jan 19, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

President Obama gives the State of the Union speech on Tuesday January 24. NETWORK has a handy chart to track how much he talks about the things we support. Read more