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Economic Justice

Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

Aug 17, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

"The ease with which the rich and well educated have shrugged off the recession shouldn’t be surprising; strong winds have been at their backs for many years. The recession, meanwhile, has restrained wage growth and enabled faster restructuring and offshoring, leaving many corporations with lower production costs and higher profits—and their executives with higher pay."

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Blog: Do Pentagon Spending Cuts Create a “Doomsday Mechanism?”

Aug 16, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last week, in a Pentagon news conference, Secretary Leon Panetta indicated that the proposed $500 billion cuts in Pentagon spending would bring about serious national security consequences which he termed a “doomsday mechanism.”  Read more

Let's Organize!

Aug 11, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

We can’t afford to believe that there is nothing we can do to address the awful wealth disparities in the U.S.!

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Letters to the Editor

Aug 11, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

Letters to the editor are a great way to help spread the word about the campaign and educate others about the wealth gap.

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Senator Landrieu Writes about the Wealth Gap

Aug 09, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

We were honored when Louisiana Senator Mary L. Landrieu agreed to write an article for us about what was happening on the Gulf Coast and how wealth disparities there were presenting some unique challenges.

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Blog: No Presidential Plan???

Aug 05, 2011 | By Marge Clarke, BVM

In “Where’s Your Budget, Mr. President,” (Wall Street Journal, 8/3/11) House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan wrote that President Obama had failed to present any plan to deal with the long-term debt and deficit.  This is only one of the untruths in his article. Read more

Fact Sheet: Catholic Social Teaching and the Wealth Gap

Aug 03, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

In the body of documents that make up Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic leaders have discussed many of the themes and issues we have been exploring in the Mind the Gap! campaign.

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Blog: The Deal and Appropriations

Aug 01, 2011 | By Marge Clarke, BVM

The “debt clock” must have been at 21:58 with minutes clicking on, when the leadership came to a deal . . . Good to have a deal – better if it is passed in both chambers this afternoon.  But, the work is not screeching to a halt! Read more

The Debt Deal to Avoid Default

We are still discovering the details of “the DEAL” to raise the debt ceiling. It is emerging that it is a mix of good news/bad news. There is something for everyone to hate. Progressives and Conservatives are likely to be unified in their dislike of the compromise. (Some say that evidences a good compromise.) Read more

Mind the Gap! Petition delivery to the White House

Jul 28, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

NETWORK staff delivered the petition for a White House summit on the wealth gap to the White House on Monday July 25. We met with Jon Carson, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, who actually was very engaging! We presented him with the petition, the list of 6170 names of people who signed the electronic version, including their comments, and the paper petitions signed by another 200 people.

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