NETWORK's mission of education and lobbying on behalf of justice for
those who are poor and marginalized in our society directs our choice
and analysis of issues.We work on issues having economic
implications especially for women and children.
We use three lenses to critique and construct legislation:
I. Principles of
Social Teaching and the Gospel Message:
respect for the dignity of each individual person,
the common good as interrelated with the good of each person and
the health and future of the planet,
the dignity of work,
the special claim of the poor and vulnerable,
the dignity of all creation,
participation as a basic human right.
II. Life experiences of people who are poor.
III. A feminist / womanist / mujerista perspective that:
has a vision of society that promotes mutuality, equality and
collaboration, values and promotes women as contributing members of
respects the diversity of women's experiences in moving from
oppression to liberation,
acknowledges that the largest number of people worldwide living in
poverty are women.
of Congressional Votes
Current Session (108th Congress, First Session): Find out how
your Representative or Senators have voted on issues we follow by using
Action Center. For other issues, use
Thomas at the Library of Congress
web-site and click on Roll Call Votes for either House or Senate.