NETWORK continues nationwide Series of Rural Roundtables in Minnesota
Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director of NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice and leader of Nuns on the Bus, will meet with residents and community leaders in NETWORK’s second in a national series of Rural Roundtables with Minnesota leaders in Wabasha on Wednesday, February 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the National Eagle Center, 50 Pembroke Avenue.
For over 45 years, NETWORK has been working to mend the gaps in federal policy to advocate for the nation. NETWORK will live out its continued support for our citizens by spending 2019 listening to and learning from the experiences of those who live in rural areas.
“When you look at a map of where health care, education, and the economy are all in trouble in our nation, what you see is that rural America is struggling,” said Sister Campbell. “I’m a city girl, so I don’t claim to know the answers to the rural challenges. But through Nuns on the Bus, I learned that local experience is the best teacher. We need to be educated. So NETWORK is launching a year of intensive listening so we can educate members of Congress about the rural reality. We have to learn from the experience of folks on the ground in rural communities. We need to understand not just their challenges, but also the innovative solutions they’ve created.”