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Economic Justice

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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Blog: Harmful Attacks on the EPA

Oct 24, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

The unfounded attacks ignore the lives saved and productivity created by the agency. Read more

Income Gap Continues to Widen – Shouldn’t It Be Decreasing?

Oct 21, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

The wealth gap in the United States has grown larger, and the ugly beast is not done growing.

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Super Committee Members

Senator Patty Murray, Senate co-chair

Contact Senator Murray on Facebook, Twitter or her website.

State: Washington

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 1992, serving her fourth term

Religion: Catholic

Re-election: 2016

Committees: Appropriations, Budget, Health, Education and Labor Pensions, Joint Committee on Printing, Rules and Administration, and Veterans’ Affairs.

As Super Citizens, We’ll Be Watching Federal Budget Decisions

We cannot afford more devastating cuts to vital services. We know this, but we need to make sure our voices are heard loud and clear by the Super Committee. Read more

Super Committee Calendar

Key dates are approaching for the Super Committee. Read more

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