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Economic Justice

Fact Sheet: The Food System and the Wealth Gap

Jul 21, 2011 | By Page May

The Farm Bill’s food basket programs such as SNAP, WIC, and Child Nutrition have obvious connections to the wealth gap. The other half of the Farm Bill- dealing directly with farms and agriculture- may be less clearly relevant to the Mind the Gap! conversation.

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Blog: Praying Together for Fair Trade Policies

Jul 20, 2011 | By Mary Henneberry, NETWORK Intern

As a member of the Interfaith Working Group on Trade & Investment, NETWORK participated in a Prayer Breakfast on Human Rights and the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more

Food in Our World: Recommended Resources

Jul 20, 2011 | By Page May

I am drawn to the centrality of food in both daily living and human development. In fact, studying the domestic and global food systems has become a passion of mine. In my own learning, I have come to conceptualize food as a nexus of the world’s forces, systems, and histories that both embody inequalities of the past and perpetuate those injustices today: Food connects to hunger, inequality, oppression, agriculture, sustainability, power, violence, political economy AND the hopeful possibilities for future societies.

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Blog: The Danger of Losing the Middle Class

Jul 15, 2011 | By Samuel Fubara, NETWORK Intern

The American middle class is fast being relegated to the political background by big businesses. Read more

Executive Pay- About to be a Secret?

Jul 14, 2011 | By Page May

Executive pay has exploded in recent history. Today, corporate executives make up three-fifths of the richest 0.1 percent of U.S. earners! Recent activity in Congress is pushing to repeal requirements for companies to disclose executive pay as well as the new rules that would require the disclosure of executive to median worker compensation ratios.

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Blog: I Want to Respect Our Leaders

Jul 13, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday I wrote a letter to members of the House and members of the Senate expressing concern about the tremendous perils facing our nation as administration and congressional leaders continue to struggle (or play political games) with the full faith and trust in our nation.  Read more

Paper Petition Option

Jul 13, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Get your group to sign a paper version of our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the wealth gap.

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Have you signed it?

Jul 13, 2011 | By Page May

Please sign our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the wealth gap. We want to deliver this petition to the White House in July, with at least 10,000 signatures.

We believe the growing wealth gap is a crisis that needs White House attention. We need your help to make this happen!

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11 Things the Richest US Households Can Buy That You Can't

Jul 12, 2011 | By Page May

From United for a Fair Economy-

The 400 wealthiest families in the U.S. aren’t just filthy rich, they are downright dirty. Collectively, these households own $1.37 trillion dollars; a number so high that it’s nearly impossible to comprehend. Here are 11 shocking things $1.37 trillion can buy that you can’t:

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Taxes- What do you think?

Jul 12, 2011 | By Page May

We all can appreciate that tax policy is complicated. Here at NETWORK, we must constantly re-evaluate and relect on our stance. Moving forward requires new ideas and hearing from multiple perspectives- So we'd like to hear from you!

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