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Economic Justice

Blog: The Good News about Taxes

Apr 15, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Taxes are the means with which we all work together towards a greater good. Tax season is the perfect time to examine exactly where our federal taxes are spent. Read more

Blog: Standing Together for Economic Justice

Apr 14, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

The top 1% of our population who have amassed so much wealth over the last 30 years are totally dependent on the workers in the country for creating that wealth. Read more

Update on Funding for the Rest of FY 2011

House and Senate members voted April 14 on the “Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011” (H.R.1473), which is the result of negotiations throughout the seven Continuing Resolutions that have kept the government operating since October 1, 2010.   Read more

Blog: We Must Speak Out Against Immoral Budget Cuts

Apr 12, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

Yesterday I participated in a press conference with Senator Mark Begich from Alaska and other faith leaders. We spoke out against the House Republican Budget proposal that will add dramatic financial burdens to the elderly, families, and children while continuing to give BIG tax give-aways to millionaire and billionaire Republican campaign contributors. Read more

Blog: Honoring Geraldine Ferraro and Women Everywhere

Apr 06, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

In honor of Women’s History Month, NETWORK staff, including myself, had the awesome opportunity to attend a reception hosted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)honoring both Women’s History Month and change makers in American politics. Sadly, Geraldine Ferraro, who remains one of the biggest trailblazers in American politics, passed away a week before the event. Read more

Ecumenical Advocacy Days - Lobby Day and Prayer Vigil

Date: 
Mon, 2011-03-28 04:00

Participants in the Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference in Washington will be visiting congressional offices on Capitol Hill.

There is also a prayer vigil in Upper Senate Park from Noon - 1:00 PM

Tax Day

Date: 
Mon, 2011-04-18 04:00

Pay your taxes. Tell your members of Congress how you want your tax dollars spent.

Find tips for writing, calling and visiting your members of Congress here:

http://www.networklobby.org/nep/resource/lobbying-tips

Blog: Hitting the "Reset" Button on the Budget

Mar 11, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Senator Chuck Schumer called on Congress to press the “reset button” on budget negotiations during a speech this week at the Center for American Progress. Read more

Message on Fair Trade Policies Sent to Congress

NETWORK, as part of the Interfaith Working Group (IWG) on Trade and Investment, has sent a strong letter to all Members of Congress to express our concerns about U.S. trade policies. Read more

Responsible Action Needed on FY 2011 Budget

The House of Representatives and Senate need to work together to produce a bill to fund the rest of Fiscal Year 2011. Congress has acted irresponsibly in their inability to come to a reasonable solution, and by doing so has put additional stress on programs and vulnerable people who rely on them. Read more

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