Economic Justice

Press Release: NETWORK Statement on Government Shutdown

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, deplores the current inability of Congress to govern responsibly and for the common good. They have turned democracy on its head, with one extreme faction of one party in the House of Representatives able to subvert the will of the people and even most of the legislators. Read more

Overall Poverty Remains Stable, at the Highest Levels Recorded, Wealth Gap Widens

Sep 19, 2013 | By Sr. Marge Clark

The United States Poverty Data for 2012, released on September 17 showed no statistically significant difference from the 2011 situation. We would do well to feel very uncomfortable with this, as 2011 presented the most negative situation in any year since data has been collected.

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Poverty Data: No Significant Difference! -- Well, Not Statistically

Sep 19, 2013 | By Sr. Marge Clark

There is no statistically significant difference in the Census Bureau Poverty Data, comparing 2012 to 2011. However, looking within the statistics, pictures of people begin to emerge.

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Press Release: NETWORK responds to new poverty statistics

In response to today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s release of 2012 poverty statistics, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, stated:  “The poverty statistics released today underscore once again the continuing grim reality that millions in our nation struggle at the economic margins. We call on Congress to immediately halt efforts to decimate programs that help people live lives of dignity and promise." Read more

Join NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus in Houston for a Trip to the Movies and a Teach-in on Taxes

Sneak Preview screening of Inequality for All

When: Thursday, September 26 7:30-9:15pm

Where: River Oaks movie theater at 2009 West Gray Street, Houston

Join NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus in Cleveland for a Teach-in on Taxes and a Trip to the Movies

NETWORK is hosting a tax fairness teach-in for Cleveland people of faith at River's Edge on Friday, October 4 from 8:00-9:30am as well as a sneak preview film screening of Robert Reich's Inequality for All. Read more

We the Taxpayers: An Interfaith Conversation on How We Share Our Nation's Wealth

Join NETWORK in connecting the dots between faith, taxes, and the common good by using our curriculum: We the Taxpayers: An Interfaith Conversation. Read more

Blog: Unemployment Rate Down, Employment Rate about the Same!

Aug 07, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

More people are dropping out of the ranks of those looking for work, or are among the long-term unemployed no longer eligible for UI benefits. Read more

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell Testifies on Poverty before Rep. Paul Ryan’s Committee

Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK Executive Director, testified today before the House Budget Committee about government programs that address poverty. The committee is chaired by Representative Paul Ryan, whose 2012 budget proposals were criticized by NETWORK and NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” because they included heavy cuts to vital programs that help people at the economic margins. Read more