Economic Justice

Your Voice is Needed: Take Action This August!

August recess is coming up--  it's the perfect time for you to visit your Representative while they are at home!  Read more

Press Advisory: Sister Simone Campbell to Testify on Poverty before Rep. Paul Ryan’s Committee

On Wednesday, July 31, Sister Simone Campbell*, NETWORK Executive Director, will testify before the House Budget Committee, which is chaired by Representative Paul Ryan. The hearing is entitled "The War on Poverty: A Progress Report," and she will talk about the vital role that government-funded programs play in partnership with church/private initiatives. Without them more children would be hungry and more hardworking families would suffer. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Response to Pres. Obama’s Speech on the Economy

President Obama was exactly right when he said that “this growing inequality is not just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.” It also does not reflect true American values. Read more

Blog: U.S. Corporations Should Demonstrate their Patriotism this Fourth of July

Jul 03, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

PATRIOTISM requires: Reasonable Revenue Responsible to the 100%. Read more

Raising the Minimum Wage—a Clear Matter of Economic Justice

Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law a bill that altered the course of American industry and labor—the Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FSLA). Read more

Blog: Investing in our Future

Jun 27, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday, 6/26/13, Senator Murray and the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the impact of federal budget decision on children (our future).  Read more

Blog: The Farm Bill Vote

Jun 25, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last week, the House of Representatives surprised itself and others by voting down the Farm Bill. The House version of the Farm Bill proposed cutting food stamps (SNAP) by $2 billion per year over the next ten years. So, voting it down was a good thing.  Read more

Blog: Budget Priorities

Jun 20, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

It is important to support Senator Mikulski in the overall spending level, and in proposing appropriations levels thast place the needs of people ahead of the military industrial complex.  Read more

Blog: More on SNAP - How Could They?

May 22, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Today, the Senate agreed by unanimous consent to accept an amendment - but no one thought to tweak it to protect innocent families.  Read more

Blog: Feed the Children? Feed the Elderly? Feed People with Disabilities?

May 22, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The Farm Bill is currently on the floor in the Senate. Yesterday (May 21) was not a good day for hungry people. Read more

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