Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

Take the Pledge to Protect Children, Not Guns

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Today, every 30 minutes a child or teen will be killed or injured by gun violence.  Every 30 minutes.  Tomorrow the relentless toll of gun violence on our children will continue unless we stand … Continue reading

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Urge Department of Labor to Issue Rule Requiring Pay Stubs for All

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): What’s wrong with this picture? Employers calculate and document workers’ wages; the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has access to that documentation, but workers, in many places, don’t. Can you believe there is no federal … Continue reading

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Governor Agrees to Delay any New Leasing of State Parks & Forests

From the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition (http://www.paforestcoalition.org/): The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation [ PEDF ]  has prevented the Governor from new leasing of gas rights under DCNR lands for now. Commonwealth Court has entered an order in which Governor Corbett has agreed … Continue reading

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Kickstart Sharing in Your Neighborhood

From the Story of Stuff (http://storyofstuff.org/): Asking your neighbor over for tea can transform your life. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that simple, but starting small and building relationships with the people in your neighborhood is a great first step … Continue reading

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Fighting For Fairness: The Wage Gap in America—Infographic

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/fighting-fairness-wage-gap-america-1405871819 INFOGRAPHICWORLD / INFOGRAPHIC Published: Sunday 20 July 2014 Female workers make 77 cents for every dollar that male workers make. Learn more about the wage gap in America and what’s being done about it.

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Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/child-migrants-have-been-coming-america-alone-ellis-island-1405868475 Tasneem Raja, Moyers & Company / Op-Ed An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, … Continue reading

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Corporate Inversions: A “Get Out of Taxes Free” Card

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): If you don’t pay your taxes in America, you risk heavy fines or even jail time. That is, unless you are a major, profitable corporation able to merge with a firm registered in … Continue reading

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Highway Trust Fund Temporarily Saved, Unemployed Still Waiting on EUC

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): Legislation to save the National Highway Trust Fund temporarily uses funding from the same sources that had been included in bipartisan legislation to extend unemployment benefits. The funding, which could have supported the … Continue reading

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Community Leaders, Advocates Call on Secretary of Transportation to Ban Use of Hazardous Rail Cars

Seek emergency order banning the use of hazardous rail cars to ship explosive crude oil The fireball that followed the derailment and explosion of two trains, one carrying Bakken crude oil, on December 30, 2013, outside Casselton, ND. U.S. PIPELINE … Continue reading

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