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News and Action Summary for March 27, 2015

Download a pdf version of the March 27, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 3-27-15

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News Posts, March 27, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Politically Active Corporations Spend Billions on Lobbying and Campaign Contributions Senate Democrats Consider Raising Their Minimum Wage Proposal to $12 Two-Generational Strategies Can Help Fathers, Too High Number … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—March 27, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Early Head Start Director—Maternity Care Coalition

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Newly Posted Resources—March 27, 2015

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Holy Week Devotions on Immigration

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Years of Living Dangerously—March 27, Harrisburg

March 27, 6:00 p.m. Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg Light supper provided—watch two episodes (one hour each), with time for food and discussion. Open to Public—bring a friend Suggest RSVP to Rachel mark at This groundbreaking … Continue reading

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Explore Alleviating Food Insecurity in the U.S.—April 7, State College

Posted at March 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — What we know and what we need to know about food insecurity in the United States will be the topic of the 2015 M.E. John Lecture, presented by Craig Gunderson, … Continue reading

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Two-Generational Strategies Can Help Fathers, Too

From CLASP ( Posted at By Olivia Golden Two-generational programs and policies aim to give struggling families a double boost—for example, by pairing high-quality early education for young children with employment and training opportunities for their parents.  Such high-impact strategies are … Continue reading

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High Number of Philadelphia Police Shootings “Part of a Larger Pattern”

Posted at March 27, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Justice Department report that found a high number of shootings by Philadelphia police confirms what critics have been … Continue reading

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Holy Week Devotions on Immigration

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition ( On behalf of the Holy Days & Holidays Team of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we are grateful to present a 6 day set of devotions for Holy Week which have just been posted on … Continue reading

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Feds Outline New Rules on Payday Loans

By Lindsay Wise McClatchy Washington Bureau March 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Thursday will outline a proposal to place limits on high-interest, short-term loans – the first step in the government’s efforts to curb payday debt traps. The long-awaited … Continue reading

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