Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

PA Treasurer Rob McCord: PA Will Benefit from Embracing Clean Power

January 12, 2015 – Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service (PA) Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-12/energy-policy/state-official-pa-will-benefit-from-embracing-clean-power/a43925-1 Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – While the Environmental Protection Agencies proposal to curb carbon pollution may be a difficult pill for coal supporters to … Continue reading

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Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise.”  — Pope … Continue reading

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Interfaith Community Unites to Address Drone Warfare

At first conference of its kind, national religious leaders discuss moral, spiritual dimensions of U.S. use of drones  PRINCETON – Religious leaders, scholars and community activists from across the country came together this weekend at Princeton Theology Seminary for the … Continue reading

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A Wage-Less and Income-Less Recovery for PA’s 99 Percent—New Study: Top 1% Only Group to See Income Gains Since 2009

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): HARRISBURG, PA (Jan. 26, 2015) — The top 1 percent of Pennsylvania earners are the only group to see their incomes grow in the current economic expansion, according to a new report The Increasingly Unequal … Continue reading

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Support Federal Medicare for All Legislation

From Healthcare-NOW! (http://www.healthcare-now.org/): Very soon Representative John Conyers will re-introduce HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act! There is a brief window to ask your Representative to become an “original co-sponsor” of the legislation before it is … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for January 23, 2015

Download a pdf version of the January 23, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 1-23-15

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News Posts, January 23, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: No Child Left Behind Has Not Worked. Why? PA Fails Low-Income Preschoolers Majority of U.S. Public School Students Are in Poverty 50,000 More in Affluent Classrooms, Ten Times Less … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—January 23, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Program Director, Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy Seeks Choptank Riverkeeper

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Public School Poverty: The New Normal

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/december/public-school-poverty-new-normal Dec 12, 2014 05:49 pm | Waslala Miranda The Great Recession may be over but many in Pennsylvania are still suffering from its effects. This is most obvious in our public schools where the number of students … Continue reading

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Child Homelessness in U.S. Hit All-Time High in Recent Years, New Report Says

Posted at http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/child-homelessness-in-us-hit-all-time-high-in-recent-years-new-report-says/2014/11/16/5ffa5324-6dd5-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html By David Crary and Lisa Leff November 17, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The number of homeless children in the United States has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to … Continue reading

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