NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus is a campaign of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, which was founded by 47 Catholic Sisters more than 40 years ago. Our mission is to be a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace — that educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation.
In the four decades since our founding, NETWORK has grown into what it is today – a vibrant testimony to that vision. Many thousands of NETWORK members and activists work to ensure that our justice advocacy continues to influence and inspire our elected officials, and our work is recognized by the media and public officials. NETWORK does not endorse political candidates.
We proudly partner with the NETWORK Education Program, our 501(c)(3) sister organization.
In the summer of 2012, NETWORK organized the first “Nuns on the Bus” tour, during which Catholic Sisters traveled through nine states to protest the effects of cuts to federal safety-net spending proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan. In 2013, we travelled 6,500 miles across the country to "Raise Our Voices" for comprehensive immigration reform. In 2014, the bus rolled for "We the People, We the Voters" to encourage particpation in our electoral process.
Today, NETWORK is also highly visible and active on other critical issues such as taxes, comprehensive immigration reform, housing, poverty, federal budget priorities, trade and hunger. It is because of the continued involvement of hundreds of congregations of women religious and thousands of individual Sisters, as well as that of parishes, small faith communities, religious congregations of brothers and priests, and thousands of individual activists that NETWORK continues to be effective and faithful to its mission of lobbying, organizing and educating for a nation and world rooted in justice.