Economic Justice

Blog: Speak Up Now to Oppose Congressional Targeting of Poor Children

Feb 01, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

TODAY and TOMORROW, join Mind the Gap! activists around the country and call (202) 224-3121. Ask to be connected with House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, members of the tax package conference and your representative to tell them that you OPPOSE funding the payroll tax credit on the backs of working families and their children. Click above for more information. Read more

NETWORK's Response to President Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address

NETWORK welcomed President Obama’s State of the Union address as a call to develop trust among citizens and our government representatives. “We have each other’s backs” is at the heart of what it means to promote the common good. Read more

Blog: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 20, 2012 | By Claire Wheeler

As I exited the building, I could still feel the emotionally charged atmosphere. On Monday, January 16, Interfaith Worker Justice hosted a service to honor Martin Luther King’s commitment to worker justice as part of their Faith Advocates for Jobs Campaign in Washington, D.C. Read more

Bill Moyers on Inequality

Jan 20, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

Bill Moyers is back on PBS. His first show on January 15 was about inequality, and he plans to continue this topic in future shows.

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Will the State of the Union Speech be a Winner?

Jan 19, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

President Obama gives the State of the Union speech on Tuesday January 24. NETWORK has a handy chart to track how much he talks about the things we support. Read more

Blog: NETWORK’s Issue Agenda on Target

Jan 12, 2012 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Today, I listened to a presentation at the Center for American Progress by Dr. Alan Krueger, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. As he spoke about the rise and consequences of inequality, I again recognized the timeliness of NETWORK’s campaign on the wealth gap (Mind the Gap!) – and the critical importance today of our work for economic justice. Read more

Legislative Update

NETWORK Legislative Update
January 11, 2011 

Happy New Year

While we are waiting for Congress to return to Washington, we want to thank you for all your support in 2011 – your donations, your activism, and your moral support! This update will not ask you to take any action (!) but will give you an update on the status of the issues we asked you to advocate for in 2011.

1. Summary of the first session of the 112th Congress (2011)

2. What will Congress do in 2012?

Legislative Update for the New Year

Members of Congress left Washington right before Christmas, 2011, setting themselves up to finish a lot of work when they return in January 2012. Read more

December 14 Legislative Update: House and Senate Still at Loggerheads – It’s ALL in the Politics

Several pieces of legislation are whipping around, in very fluid form. Most of these are considered “must pass” legislation, meaning: if there is no resolution bad things will happen. Read more

Blog: Is 8.6% Unemployment a Real Improvement?

Dec 02, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The unemployment numbers for November were released the morning of Dec. 2. WOW, a move from 9.0% to 8.6%, isn’t that good news? Not so fast. Read more

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