Sister Simone Campbell testified before the House Budget committee on Wednesday, July 31. The title of the hearing was "The War on Poverty: A Progress Report."
- NETWORK press release.
- Some of the news coverage: Washington Post, U.S. Catholic, Moyers & Co. (Bill Moyers), Religion News Service, the Associated Press, the National Catholic Reporter, Off the Charts blog (Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities), The Nation, THINKPROGRESS, U.S. News and World Report, and The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
- Sr. Simone Campbell was asked by Rep. Reid Ribble (WI-8) about why churches need help from government to address poverty. Sr. Simone cited a fact sheet from Bread for the World that showed every congregation in the United States would have to raise $50,000 to make up for cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) proposed in the 2012 Republican budget.
- FINAL WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE