Sister Simone Campbell Speaks to Congress about Poverty

On July 31, Sister Simone Campbell testified about poverty before the House Budget Committee, chaired by Representative Paul Ryan. Read more

We MUST Confront the Wealth Gap!

It is time to both "Mind" and "Mend" the wealth gap in our country! Read more

Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11).

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TANF Tested: Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession

See the results of NETWORK's study on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and reflect on the lives of families in poverty during the recession. Read more


NETWORK is committed to work on federal legislation designed to alleviate poverty and its effects.  Each fall, when the U.S. Census Bureau releases its Poverty Report, based on statistics from the previous year, we are reminded that disparities between those with the greatest wealth in this nation and all others continues to grow. 

It is expected that when official 2009 and 2010 poverty rates come out, they will be higher than the 2008 rate (13.2%).

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