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Economic Justice

Blog: House Budget Resolution a Dead End for Hardworking Families

Apr 28, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

The recent Republican House Budget Resolution (H Con Res 34), passed entirely with  House Republican support (235-193), is the greatest attack on safety-net protections the American people have seen in decades. Read more

An Unbalanced Budget: Response to the House FY 2012 Budget (Path to Prosperity)

There are vast differences between what Budget Chairman Paul Ryan released, and what President Obama released in February. Neither of these budgets is a good match with NETWORK’s priorities.  Read more

Video #1- What is Wealth?

Apr 25, 2011 | By Page May

We recently started filming several educational videos on the wealth gap! Over the next month, a new video will be released every week.The series will cover the basics of the wealth gap and its larger implications.

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New Campaign- Mind the Gap!

Apr 18, 2011 | By Page May

According to the Economic Policy Institute, the top 1% owns more than 90% of us combined! In fact, they own over 35% of the entire nation’s private wealth.

Why does this matter? Well, the amount of wealth a person owns greatly affects their financial stability and access to opportunities- education, health care, starting a small business, savings, retirement, etc.

A large gap in wealth means a large gap in opportunities for  families and individuals.

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Blog: Please, Stop Calling Me a Taxpayer!

Apr 18, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the way we talk about citizenship in this country. Especially when it comes to taxes and citizenship. Read more

The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

President Obama has made clear since taking office that he wants to move forward with the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). NETWORK has serious concerns about the Agreement. Read more

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

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