Sister Simone has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues.
She has led three cross-country Nuns on the Bus trips, focused on economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, and (most recently) voter turnout. The "launch" for the second tour in 2013 was held at our own St. Rose of Lima Church in New Haven, where hundreds gathered to bolster support for immigration reform, to pray, and to see the bus off on the first leg of its journey.
Sister Simone has often been featured in the national and international media, including appearances on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is also the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community, published in April 2014 by HarperCollins.
Plan now to join us on Saturday, June 13 at St. Paul Catholic High School to welcome Sister Simone, and to share in a great day of learning about the social justice issues that impact the well-being of our communities.