Watch Sister Simone receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Mary J. Novak
July 7, 2022
On July 7, 2022, President Joe Biden awarded Sister Simone Campbell, SSS and 16 other extraordinary Americans with our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. While leading NETWORK from 2004 to 2021, Sister Simone propelled NETWORK’s mission of political ministry into the national spotlight with her committed advocacy for justice.
President Biden said that Sister Simone and her fellow medal recipients “embody the soul of the nation — hard work, perseverance, and faith,” and I strongly agree. It is people like Sister Simone and each of you — advocates for justice, participating in politics to dismantle systemic racism and advance the common good — who give me hope.
As we witness rising tension and growing threats to our democracy, it is more important than ever to lobby for federal policies that dismantle systemic racism and create a country where all people can thrive.
Well deserved Sr Simone!
Thank you for sharing the entire presentation to all 17 recipients. It gives me hope that people like Simone and so many others are working every day to keep our country established in its first principles. People that work for justice, for the common good and are mostly ordinary folks—letting us know that we ordinary folks can do the same!
SO happy to see and hear these exemplary Americans receive their well earned awards.
Thank you for making it available to the NETWORK supporters.
Carole Burzynski Waukesha WI.
Well done and well earned! So proud of all the recipients. Carole Burzynski
These people are a blessed gift to our nation… the kind of nation we all want to belong to!
How wonderful! Congratulations, Simone! And long live Network!
What a remarkable group of individuals who definitely deserved receiving the Medal Of Freedom award personally or given to a living member of her or his family
Congratulations, Sister Simone, for all you have done for so many years to create and lead a movement of authentic Social Justice based on faith!!
Congratulations, well deserved, Simone!
Sisters Marian Wehler, OSB and Tina Geiger, RSM are thrilled for you Simone and thrilled for all NETWORK
does. May we all continue to work for peace and justice. Blessings
Bright lights in these dark times. And so well-deserved. Simone and the others help move us forward with hope and in actions for justice.
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