NETWORK Lauded on Senate Floor Twice in One Day!

By Stephanie Niedringhaus
February 12, 2014

On February 11, 2014, Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Barbara Boxer praised NETWORK, Sister Simone Campbell, and NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus in front of the U.S. Senate. We are deeply grateful for their acknowledgment of our faith-filled work for justice.

Their remarks also included direct quotes from Sister Simone Campbell’s op-ed on the Child Tax Credit in Roll Call, which appeared on February 10.

I tell you, I have such respect for Sister Simone Campbell and the work of NETWORK. Because they don’t just read the Gospel, and go to church, and practice their religion; they live it. They live it.  And when they see things happening on this floor, that hurt the most vulnerable people, they speak out. That’s what Nuns on the Bus did. That’s what Sister Simone Campbell is doing.Senator Barbara Boxer, 2/11/14, speaking to the U.S. Senate
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About colleen

Colleen is the Communications Coordinator at NETWORK, and her expertise is in digital communications, websites, and social media. She began her career at NETWORK as a Government Relations Associate in 2014. Before coming to NETWORK she worked at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and completed internships at the U.S. House of Representatives and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. As an undergraduate student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, Colleen was active in social justice groups that called for the creation of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Economics from Marquette. Where she finds inspiration for work: • The example of people working for justice in a variety of ways • Interacting with people standing against injustice What she loves outside of NETWORK: • Going to the library Originally from: Troy, Michigan Why she likes D.C.: The plethora of museums and spots to experience nature