Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

Changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protection Laws

With thanks to Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in PA for collecting this information. In October 2014, the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Corbett  completed a two-year effort to improve Pennsylvania’s child protection laws, with a series of bills that were officially … Continue reading

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News Posts, February 20, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Hot Off the Press! The Hill: Obama to Seek Emergency Order Restarting Immigration Programs Texas v. United States: The Federal District Court Decision Regarding the DACA and DAPA … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—February 20, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Working Families Seeks South Central PA Organizer 

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News and Action Summary for February 20, 2015

Download a pdf version of the February 20, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 2-20-15

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Urge Senators Casey and Toomey to Vote on Homeland Security Bill that Protects Immigrants

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Contact Senators Casey and Toomey and urge them to vote against tearing immigrant families apart in the Homeland Security funding bill. Find contact information for the Senators in the following … Continue reading

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Vouchers Proposed Again in Congress

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/vouchers-proposed-again-in-congress/ This post was first published on February 12, 2015 as part of The Progressive‘s Public School Shakedown project. Proponents of school vouchers never give up.  Even though the CHOICE Act has been unsuccessfully introduced in Congress several … Continue reading

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Working Families Seeks South Central PA Organizer

Title:                           South-Central PA Organizer Location:                    Lancaster, York Reports To:                State Director Supervises:                 Occasional volunteers FLSA Status:             Exempt  Working Families Working Families is a progressive independent political organization that fights for social, economic, and racial justice — and wins. Formed by … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Protect Children’s Health Insurance Program

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Did you know that Senator Toomey is not yet supporting legislation that would extend funding for the very successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? S.522, the Protecting and Retaining Our Children’s Health Insurance Program … Continue reading

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Another Pro-“Ed Reform” Group Deplores Charter Marketplace

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/another-pro-ed-reform-group-deplores-charter-marketplace/ The number of charter schools has grown rapidly since the U.S. Department of Education required in 2009 that, to qualify to apply for a Race to the Top grant, states would need to remove any caps on … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Deny the Permit for Keystone XL

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): We are so close to victory! Only one more step is needed to finally stop the Keystone XL pipeline. As we’ve said all along, it’s going to be the president’s decision. However, Keystone supporters … Continue reading

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