Sister Simone Campbell has served as the Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice since 2004. The group, inspired by Catholic Sisters, has a 40-year track record of lobbying for critical federal programs that support those at the margins and prioritize the common good.
Prior to this, Simone founded the Community Law Center in Oakland, California, where she practiced family law and worked on the needs of the working poor of her county for 18 years.
She wrote the famous “Nuns’ Letter”, considered by many in the US as critical in convincing Congress to support the Affordable Care Act. She is the author of “A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community” in which she details her cross-country “Nun on the Bus” trips, focused on economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, voter turnout and, bridging the divide in politics and society.
She has received numerous awards including the “Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award” and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and as a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
She received a bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s College and a JD from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where she was an editor of Law Review.
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