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Economic Justice

Blog: Shocking Poverty Statistics

Sep 16, 2010 | By Mary Georgevich

Today, the United States Census Bureau announced the poverty statistics for 2009. The numbers are pretty shocking for me: 43.56 million people were living in poverty in 2009. Read more

NETWORK Calls for Government Action on Dramatic Rise in Poverty

In response to today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s release of the 2009 poverty data, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, stated: “These poverty statistics underscore the grim fact that people who benefited the least from the last economic boom are the ones who are suffering the most in this severe recession... Read more

The National Criminal Justice Commission Act (S.714)

The United States has the highest per capita rate of incarceration of any developed nation. Read more

Blog: Making the Tax Code Work for Working Families

Sep 09, 2010 | By Jean Sammon

A recent presentation at the Center for American Progress included several experts who stressed the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Read more

Blog: Addressing Family Adversity through Comprehensive and Holistic Approaches

Jul 28, 2010 | By Amy Johnson, Emerson Hunger Fellow

Critical in the conversation on the effectiveness of our federal social service system are the issues faced by families who need multiple forms of support and by non-custodial fathers. Both of these problems were brought to light in a presentation sponsored by Congressman Danny K. Davis (IL-07) yesterday, entitled, “Social Service Systems: Adapting to Families’ Needs and Adversity.”