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Press Release: Statement by NETWORK Executive Director Sr. Simone Campbell on Meeting Between President Obama & Civic & Faith Leaders Concerning Fiscal Debate

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2012
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x 224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org
 
STATEMENT BY NETWORK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SR. SIMONE CAMPBELL ON MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT OBAMA & CIVIC & FAITH LEADERS CONCERNING FISCAL DEBATE
Sister Simone Campbell released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s Friday meeting with civic and faith leaders about ongoing fiscal negotiations:
“I was honored to meet with President Obama yesterday and discuss the need for reasonable revenue for responsible programs that protect American families. I talked to the president about the many effective programs I encountered during the “Nuns on the Bus” tours, and we supported his effort to immediately end the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent and prevent a massive tax hike for the working poor and the middle class."
“I spoke strongly about how effective and accountable social service programs are, and told him that all departments of the government -- includi