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Economic Justice

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

Blog: Granted, the Nation’s Checkbook is a Mess

Mar 02, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

However, current actions to clean it up are placing responsibility for balancing the budget on the backs of those who are not responsible for the imbalance -- and those actions cannot cut enough to make a dent in the mess.  Read more

A Review of Budget Challenges Faced by Congress

With the U.S federal budget playing a leading role in newscasts and newspaper headlines and with the government facing unprecedented budget challenges, NETWORK provides this short resource as an overview of our major fiscal challenges. Read more

Blog: Stop the Safety Net Cuts!

Feb 25, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

To protect those who are poor and vulnerable from atrocious budget cuts contained in H.R 1, which passed in the House on February 19, we must be aware of how these cuts translate into a loss of safety net programs and services. Read more

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