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Economic Justice

Blog: A Variety of Reactions to President Obama's 2015 Budget Proposal

Mar 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

Blog: A Variety of Reactions to President Obama's 2015 Budget Proposal

In order to better understand some of the components of President Obama’s budget proposal – and to assess its chances of congressional approval – I reviewed some of the media coverage and analysis by other organizations. This is what I found:

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Blog: Women of Faith Call for a Raise in the Minimum Wage

Mar 10, 2014 | By Tom Cordaro, NETWORK Board Member

On March 6, prior to International Women’s Day, seven women religious leaders from Chicago and the Western Suburbs gathering in Naperville, Illinois to call for an increase in the minimum wage.  The event was held in conjunction with press events around the country organized by Interfaith Worker Justice – a leader in the fight for economic and worker justice in the U.S. since 1996.

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Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell Calls for Raise in Minimum Wage at U.S. Capitol Press Conference

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Blog: Reduce Poverty among Women by Raising the Minimum Wage

Mar 03, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

Millions of workers – mostly women – struggle to make ends meet on minimum wage earnings. Women comprise nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers although they are only 49.2% of the employed population. They also comprise 61% of full-time minimum-wage workers (working 35 or more hours each week) and nearly two-thirds of workers in tipped occupations.

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President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Mar 03, 2014 | By Sister Marge Clark

On Tuesday, March 4, President Obama will release his budget request for FY15. What do you need to listen and watch for on the news? Compare President Obama's budget to a Faithful Budget.

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Blog: Does the "Clean" Debt Ceiling Vote Augur Well for a More Effective Congress this Year?

Feb 18, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

On February 11, 2014, many witnessed a rarity in the House – a "clean" debt ceiling bill passed on a vote of 221 to 201. And on February 12, the Senate followed suit on a party-line vote of 55 to 43. These votes lift the U.S. Treasury's borrowing authority until March 2015, postponing the next showdown until after November's midterm elections.

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NETWORK Lauded on Senate Floor Twice in One Day!

On February 11, 2014, Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Barbara Boxer praised NETWORK, Sister Simone Campbell, and NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus in front of the U.S. Senate. We are deeply grateful for their acknowledgment of our faith-filled work for justice in our nation and our world.“I tell you, I have such respect for Sister Simone Campbell and the work of NETWORK. Because they don’t just read the Gospel, and go to church, and practice their religion; they live it. They live it.  And when they see things happening on this floor, that hurt the most vulnerable people, they speak out. That’s what Nuns on the Bus did. That’s what Sister Simone Campbell is doing.” - Senator Barbara Boxer Read more

2014: NETWORK's Year of Living Out Joy of the Gospel

In 2014, NETWORK invites you to live out Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium - Joy of the Gospel. Read more

Raising the Minimum Wage is Good for the 100%.

NETWORK has long advocated for raising the minimum wage as part of our strategies to Mend the Gap! in U.S. wealth.  Read more

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