Sponsored by Rep DeLauro (D-CT), this bill would guarantee workers up to seven accrued paid sick days to care for their own medical needs and those of their families, and to deal with an incidence of domestic violence. Read more
During the 2008 election season, as the political parties developed their political platforms, many Catholics groups came together to develop a Platform for the Common Good. This platform is based on principles from Catholic social tradition and addresses what we can do to make our nation “a more perfect union” focused on the common good.
The tax code is one of the most effective ways to
address the economic needs of low-income families and individuals. NETWORK
believes that a just tax system includes refundable credits for low-income
workers and their families. These tax credits can provide essential income
assistance to working families and are a proven mechanism to alleviate poverty.
The reigning model for global economic integration follows the principle of “free trade,” which places its faith in the effectiveness of the market. The view has been that unfettered market economics would, without government intervention, do the work of bringing prosperity to all corners of the world. This theory was epitomized in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of the mid-1990s.
NETWORK—a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace—educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation. NETWORK—un líder Católico en el movimiento global para la justicia y paz—educa, organiza, y cabildea para la transformación económica y social.
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