Category Archives: Economic Justice

Economic Justice: Affordable and accessible healthcare is essential for life.

PICO National Network There is a painful chasm in our healthcare coverage system for working families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to pay for full insurance. As people of faith, PICO believes all God’s children should have access to the care they need, regardless of where they live or [...]



Economic Justice: Just Wage

The Jesuits You are invited to tell your Representative and Senators that employees deserve a fair and just wage for their hard work. Urge our nation’s leaders to keep our economy on the pathway to a healthy recovery and to support low-wage workers. Our faith presents a vision of shared responsibility, commands that we care [...]

Economic Justice: USCCB

Economic Justice Advance the Common Good by Funding Government Programs that Combat Poverty Congress continues to grapple with legislation to fund the federal government and to address the federal debt ceiling, but a commitment to the common good has taken a back seat to partisanship and ideology. In the days and weeks to come, Congress [...]



Economic Justice:Support the Dignity of Workers

Interfaith worker Justice The federal government is the largest employer of poverty-wage jobs in the country. CEOs make millions, while their employees can’t make ends meet. So workers are standing up and demanding a living wage. Thousands of hard working people in America work for the President through private contractors at government facilities. Many workers [...]

Economic Justice: Take Action: Remove Barriers Facing Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care

Nebraska Appleseed Nebraska’s current foster care system results in poor outcomes for too many young people who age out of foster care. We miss out on their human potential and a stronger workforce because of the barriers they face in becoming successful adults. LB 216 would remove these barriers by creating an age-appropriate, youth-focused system [...]



Economic Justice: LB 577 Support

Nebraska Appleseed Hard-working Nebraska families need the security of quality health care. A bill in front of your Senator could help 54,000 Nebraskans gain that security. 100% of the cost for this care is covered by the federal government thru 2016 to expand Medicaid to uninsured working Nebraskans, gradually decreasing permanently to 90%; the bill [...]

Economic Justice: Tell your Senators that you oppose LB 405 and 406

Center for Rural Affairs LB 405 and 406 will force 80% of Nebraskans to pay higher taxes (including farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs), impose a new “sick tax” that will increase health care costs for all Nebraskans by taxing prescription drugs, medical equipment and hospital rooms, and also increase taxes on the middle class, while giving [...]



Immigration/Economic Justice: Annual Gathering

Catholic Social Ministry The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering is an annual event in Washington, D.C. co-sponsored by 15 national Catholic organizations. It is rooted in the Sacraments, Word of God and the Church’s living Catholic social tradition that builds solidarity, knowledge, and skills among social ministry leaders in local dioceses, religious congregations, Catholic educational institutions, [...]

Collecting Donations for Urgent Macy Water Relief

Hundreds of people in Macy, Nebraska have no safe water to drink due to several water main breaks last week detailed in this news story: Creighton University Ministry and Heart Ministry Center are partnering to collect bottled water, hand sanitizer, and monetary donations to help the residents of Macy. How to help: By next [...]


Leah Schaffer

Social Analysis: Students Take a Close Look at Homelessness

On Monday, students who attend weekly service at the Siena/Francis House were invited to come together for a social analysis to discuss issues surrounding poverty and homelessness. Every week at the Siena/Francis House, Creighton students eat dinner with the residents and then listen to the story of someone in the Addiction Recovery Program. It is [...]