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Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell to Speak at Democratic National Convention

FOR RELEASE: August 30, 2012                                                       

CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,

Washington DC: NETWORK is pleased to confirm that Sister Simone Campbell has accepted an invitation to speak at the Democratic National Convention on the evening of Wednesday, September 5. This will provide an important opportunity to talk about what she has learned after decades of work for social and economic justice.

We also regret that no similar invitation was extended by the Republican National Convention and that, despite our efforts, NETWORK was unable to find a venue there for sharing information about economic justice rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. Sister Campbell would have been delighted to speak at the convention.

We are pleased that Cardinal Dolan will be present at both the Republican and Democratic conventions.

Note: In addition to her speech, Sister Simone Campbell (and NETWORK staff) will be facilitating two social justice workshops during the Democratic convention: “Mind the Gap” on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 10 AM to noon ( and “Nuns on the Bus” on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 10 AM to noon ( She will also provide the keynote address at the Faith Caucus meet