WASHINGTON, D.C. —In response to this morning’s Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME, Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice issued the following statement:
“The Supreme Court once again ruled in favor of hyper-individualism and against the collective needs of our people. In their decision, the Supreme Court undermines labor unions that have been one bright spot for workers in our bleak time. The decision also primes the pump to further exacerbate income and wealth disparity in our nation. Income and wealth inequality is at the very heart of anguish and division in our society. This is not what our democracy should be about. ‘We the People’ are better than this.
“As a person of faith, I know that we thrive in community and we cower in fear and division when facing hyper-individualism. The Court has undermined community, but we at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice will continue our efforts to comfort our anguished and frightened nation. We will continue our work to mend the gaps in income and wealth inequality, despite the increasing odds against us. We unite with our sisters and brothers in the labor movement in support of the common good!”
NETWORK, a national Catholic Social Justice lobby, which educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation, has a more than 40-year track record of lobbying for critical federal programs that support those at the margins and prioritize the common good.