Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

News and Action Summary for May 22, 2015

Download a pdf version of the May 22, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 5-22-15

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News Posts, May 22, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: What Portion of Our Collective Wealth Are We Willing to Invest So That People Can Succeed? Reforming TANF – Proposals that Would Help (and Hurt) Recipients Nearly One … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—May 22, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Regional Organizer –Eastern Region (Organizing)—Bread for the World

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Newly Posted Resources—May 22, 2015

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Check Out New Reports on Stopping Torture in U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers June is Torture Awareness Month—Get Involved

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Memorial Day Recess—Speak Up for Affordable Housing

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): Congress has left Washington, DC for the Memorial Day recess.  Your Representative likely will be at work in his or her home district for the next week. Many will be participating in … Continue reading

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The Good Earth: Creation and Ministry in an Ecological Age—June 7-10, Pittsburgh

June 7, 7:00 p.m. – June 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m. SPEAKERS Fred Bahnson is director of the Food, Faith, & Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He is the author of Soil & Sacrament: A Spiritual … Continue reading

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Celebrating Head Start at 50: How Lessons from Head Start Can Inform an Agenda for America’s Poor Children

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/whats-next/celebrating-head-start-at-50 By Olivia Golden Signed into law by President Johnson on May 18, 1965, Head Start celebrated its 50th anniversary early this week.  When I had the chance to speak about the anniversary at April’s National Head Start … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Sign On to End Family Detention

Maria Rosa fled Honduras with her 9-year-old son, Yoandri, to escape brutal domestic violence.  Yet, when they arrived at the U.S. border seeking protection, they were subjected to a different kind of cruelty.  Maria and Yoandri were locked up in … Continue reading

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Regional Organizer –Eastern Region (Organizing)—Bread for the World

Full Time: LOCATION: Philadelphia metro area REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Organizing PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To build, organize and strengthen a regional grassroots network to help Bread for the World accomplish its legislative goals toward ending hunger and poverty in the United States and … Continue reading

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Call for an End to Immigrant Detention

The whole terrain of the immigration debate is shifting right now. We’re in a moment when institutions we couldn’t imagine being moveable are suddenly called into question. Add your name to those calling for immigrant detention to be put in … Continue reading

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