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News and Action Summary for February 12, 2016

Download a pdf version of the February 12, 2016 News and Action Summary! News Summary 2-12-16

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News Posts, February 12, 2016

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Wage Theft Is an Epidemic. Here’s How We Can Help Fix It The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 on the State Budget What Would a … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—February 12, 2016

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Organizer for United Home Care Workers of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia

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Sign the Paris Pledge to Reduce Carbon Emissions

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): I was honored to visit a city famous for love and romance last year: Paris, France. But it wasn’t romantic love that sent me there: it was love for God’s Creation. And by the … Continue reading

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Organizer for United Home Care Workers of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia

Come be part of the United Home Care Workers of Pennsylvania! The fastest growing, most dynamic organization of home care workers is looking for a gifted and committed person to join us. We are over 20,000 working people who provide … Continue reading

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Obama’s Clean-Power Plan Put on Hold by U.S. Supreme Court

Posted at http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-02-09/obama-s-clean-power-plan-put-on-hold-by-u-s-supreme-court By GregStohr & Jennifer A Dlouhy February 9, 2016 — 6:25 PM ESTUpdated on February 9, 2016 — 10:32 PM EST A divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to cut emissions from power plants, putting on … Continue reading

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What Would a “Right Side Up” Tax Policy Look Like?

From CFED (http://cfed.org/): Today, 140 million Americans are financially insecure—nearly half the population. At the same time, unfair tax programs channel billions of federal dollars to help those at the top grow their wealth, while doing little or nothing for … Continue reading

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The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 on the State Budget

By Mark Price &  Stephen Herzenberg February 8, 2016 Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/), a statewide coalition of community, labor, faith-based, and other organizations is urging the Pennsylvania General Assembly to raise the state’s minimum hourly wage above the federal level … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support High Quality Care for Young Children

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Parents and caregivers want the best for their children. They spend hours researching the safest strollers, most educational games and toys, healthiest snacks… the list goes on! But when it comes to choosing … Continue reading

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Urge PA Legislators to Pass Discrimination Protections This Year

From Equality PA (http://equalitypa.org/): On February 9, Gov. Wolf pointed out that discrimination protections can still be passed this year. Now we need all of the legislators to do everything they can to push the legislation forward. Please email your … Continue reading

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