Economic Justice

Blog: NETWORK Applauds Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget that Works to Mend the Gaps

Mar 22, 2016 | By Marge Clark, BVM

NETWORK – social justice advocates, inspired by Catholic sisters – applauds the "People's Budget" released by the Congressional Progressive Caucus today.  At its core, the CPC funding priorities mirror NETWORK's policy vision to "Mend the Gaps" in wealth and income, as well as gaps in access to democracy, healthcare, citizenship, and housing.

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Op-Ed: Defining Disgraceful

Feb 24, 2016 | By Sister Simone Campbell, SSS and Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

Originally appeared in The Hill 

Donald Trump's repeated promise on the campaign trail to defend Christianity if elected President has been of concern to us.  When he recently called Pope Francis’ critique of his immigration stance “disgraceful,” we hit our tipping point. Mr. Trump cannot defend that which he does not seem to understand.

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Blog: Over 500,000 Adults will Lose Assistance to Keep Food on the Table

Feb 16, 2016 | By Mary McClure

In a matter of months, over half a million people living on the margins will no longer receive a critical tool to help them get enough to eat each day.

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NETWORK Encouraged by President's Budget, Disheartened by Congressional Response

Working collaboratively should be at the heart of "regular order"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016
Media Contact: Paul Marchione, 202-601-7869, 
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Sister Simone Campbell Explores Income Inequality with the Human Bar Graph

Take a look at what has happened to income inequality over the past 34 years. Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby and leader of Nuns on the Bus, uses a "human bar graph" to demonstrate the change in income of different populations from 1980 to the present.

Blog: Housing Bill H.R.3700 Passes Unanimously!

Feb 05, 2016 | By Bethan Johnson

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 the House of Representatives did something it hasn’t done in recent memory: passed a bill unanimously. While a significant event in and of itself, this vote is particularly important because it meant the passage of a sweeping piece of bipartisan legislation that will help millions of families and individuals live in dignity by increasing the availability of safe and affordable housing.

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Press Release: NETWORK Releases Annual Catholic Social Justice Scorecard for Congress


Media Contact: Paul Marchione, 202-601-7869,

Senator Rubio among those who scored 0%

Upcoming Legislation: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Jan 19, 2016 | By Mary McClure

It’s hard for children to learn, pay attention in class, and flourish when they are hungry.

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Blog: A Message from Sister Marge Clark about the Federal Budget

Dec 16, 2015 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Dear NETWORK Members and Friends, 

There is GREAT excitement today!

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NETWORK Statement on ‘The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015’

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby is encouraged to hear that a budget deal has been reached that will surpass sequester budget caps for the next two years and raise the debt ceiling to prevent a default on our nation’s financial obligations. Achieving these objectives will lead to a more stable and secure economy that is better equipped to care for the needs of those who are vulnerable and to grow with innovation and improvement.