NETWORK Issue Areas

NETWORK has advocated on Capitol Hill for over 40 years. Since our founding, we have focused on legislation that will mend the gaps and benefit the 100% instead of just the rich and powerful. In accordance with Catholic Social Justice tradition, we act to create a society that promotes justice and the dignity of all in the shared abundance of God’s creation.

Federal Budget

NETWORK believes that the federal budget is a moral document that sets the priorities of our nation.  Any budget proposal must prioritize human needs programs over Pentagon spending. Read more.

Healthcare

NETWORK believes that access to quality, affordable healthcare for all is a fundamental human right. Racial and economic disparities in healthcare should be eliminated. Read more.

Housing

NETWORK affirms that housing is a human right. Everyone should have access to safe, affordable housing. Read more

Immigration

NETWORK believes that as people of faith and a nation of immigrants we are called to welcome the stranger. Immigrants should be welcomed into this country. Read more.

Income

NETWORK believes in the dignity of work and the right to meaningful work for all. National legislation should move from adjusting a minimum wage to creating a living wage. Read more.

Taxes

NETWORK believes that taxes are crucial to our success as a nation because they are the way our nation raises reasonable revenue for responsible programs. Any tax policy change should reduce the income gap, especially the racial and gender wealth gaps. Read more.

Voting and Democracy

NETWORK believes it is every citizen’s right and responsibility to participate in the political process. No individual or community should be disenfranchised by federal policy. Read more.

Women and Families

NETWORK advocates for policies that increase women’s economic opportunity, knowing this will result in progress for all. The needs of women and families should be integrated into federal workplace policies. Read more.

Climate Change

NETWORK believes that Catholic Social Justice creates a special responsibility for us and our relationship to the environment. We respect and protect the earth because it is a deliberate and magnificent part of God’s creation. Read more.

Criminal Justice Reform

NETWORK believes mass incarceration in our nation denies the dignity of human life and harms communities. Policies must be passed to reform the U.S. criminal justice system. Read more.

Food Security

NETWORK advocates for nutrition programs designed to feed all who struggle with hunger in our nation. It is a moral imperative that we work to end hunger. Read more.

Peacemaking

NETWORK affirms a commitment to conflict resolution through diplomacy instead of military force. We reject our nation’s culture of war which causes irreparable damage at home and internationally. Read more.

Trade

NETWORK believes trade policies based only on national, economic, and corporate self-interest fail to promote the common good. Global economic justice requires trade policies that serve people and protect the environment through sustainable development. Read more.

Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities.Pope Francis Address to U.S. Congress, 9/24/15