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News and Action Summary for April 17, 2015

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News Posts, April 17, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: PA: Where are Your Federal Tax Dollars Going? The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice Changing Course in Pennsylvania: Analysis of Gov. Wolf’s Proposed 2015-16 … Continue reading

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Take a Stand Against the Revictimization Relief Act—May 4, Harrisburg

From Decarcerate PA (http://www.decarceratepa.info/): On May 4th, Decarcerate PA and allies will travel to Harrisburg to take a stand against the Revictimization Relief Act, a law designed to silence incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. Join us on the Capitol steps … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Get More Summer Meals to Children in Need

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): More than 100 No Kid Hungry volunteers and advocates were on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress on Wednesday, urging them to take steps to improve summer meals programs to reach more kids … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Use Our Tax Dollars to Support Investments in People

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Sign to tell Congress to use our tax dollars for needed investments, not wasteful spending at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-congress-to-invest-1. The Senate and House are making critical budget decisions that will deeply affect all Americans in … Continue reading

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The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice

In The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice (http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/american-government-politics-and-policy/political-roots-racial-tracking-american-criminal-justice), Colgate University political science professor Nina M. Moore examines why the policy process has failed to redress longstanding racial disparities in the American justice system. Moore begins by … Continue reading

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Urge the Senate HELP Committee to Reauthorize a Better No Child Left Behind

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is debating the most important education law in the nation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) now. … Continue reading

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PA: Where are Your Federal Tax Dollars Going?

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-04-15/budget-policy-and-priorities/pa-where-are-your-federal-tax-dollars-going/a45701-1 April 15, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Taxes are top of mind for many Pennsylvanians with today’s tax-filing deadline, and a new analysis examines where exactly … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day—Learn the Facts

From the Voter Participation Center (http://www.voterparticipation.org): In 2015, Equal Pay Day falls on April 14th, marking just how far into the year a woman must work to earn as much as a man. Together with Lake Research Partners, we have … Continue reading

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Report: US Taxpayers Bear ‘Hidden Cost’ of Poverty Wages

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/13/report-us-taxpayers-bear-hidden-cost-poverty-wages Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 by Common Dreams Low-wage workers compromise more than 70 percent of individuals enrolled in federal and state-run poverty assistance programs By Lauren McCauley, staff writer Protesters in New York City rally … Continue reading

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