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News and Action Summary for April 1, 2016

Download a pdf version of the April 1, 2016 News and Action Summary! News Summary 4-1-16

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News Posts, April 1, 2016

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Gov. Wolf Should Veto Hidden Tax Increase That Could Hike Water Rates by Hundreds of Millions An Explanation of Our Infographic, “Especially for Poor Districts, Drastic Corbett Education … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—April 1, 2016

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Clean Slate Legislation Would Benefit Pennsylvania, Returning Citizens—Resources for Talking to Your Legislators and Others Earth Day Resource—and a Little More 2015-16 State Budget Talking Points—Need for Fair … Continue reading

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2015-16 State Budget Talking Points—Need for Fair Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Looking to engage family, friends, colleagues and stakeholders about the need for fair funding for Pennsylvania’s public school students? Here are talking points to help start the conversation:  — Pennsylvania is a … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Rally for Fair Education Funding—May 2, Harrisburg

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): On Monday, May 2 the Campaign for Fair Education Funding along with parents, students, teachers, and school and community leaders from across the state will rally for fair education funding at the … Continue reading

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Earth Day Resource—and a Little More

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): Every year, Creation Justice Ministries releases a free Christian education resource before Earth Day (April 22). Download it at http://action.creationjustice.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=9683. Today marks the beginning of Earth Month, and the Creation Justice community is focusing on … Continue reading

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Movin’ on Up to $15 Minimum Wage

From the National Employment Law Project (http://www.nelp.org): California and New York made history this week, approving landmark plans to gradually raise their minimum wages to $15 an hour. The details differ and the California increase is stronger than New York’s. … Continue reading

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Healing Communities Training—April 14, Lancaster

If you’ve been wanting to attend the nationally acclaimed Healing Communities training, but haven’t taken the plunge yet, please register ASAP for the April 14th HC training being offered in Lancaster. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 8:30am – 4:00pm LOCATION:  Grandview … Continue reading

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Urge the Senate to Pass the Drinking Water Safety and Infrastructure Act

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Lana, a single mother with three children, discovered that her one-year old twins tested positive for lead poisoning, and left her contaminated Holyoke, MA apartment, becoming homeless for three months. She got help … Continue reading

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Climate and Clean Energy Lobby Day—June 14, Harrisburg

From PennEnvironment (http://www.pennenvironment.org): Every day, polluters walk the halls of Pennsylvania’s Capitol, pushing our elected officials to continue our dependence on destructive fossil fuels. In just the last year, they’ve used sneaky tactics to undermine renewable energy initiatives and a … Continue reading

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