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News and Action Summary for November 14, 2014

Download a pdf version of the November 14, 2014 News and Action Summary! News Summary 11-14-14

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News Posts, November 14, 2014

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: The Big US/China Climate Deal: What It Is, and What It Isn’t Cutting Taxes Doesn’t Spur Economic Growth State Sued Over School Funding Defining School Accountability: Test-and-Punish or … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—November 14, 2014

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Clean Water Program Director—Environment America Grassroots Organizer—Church World Service

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—November 14, 2014

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Florida Town Discourages Use of Mountaintop Removal Coal Cool Congregations Challenge

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Newly Posted Resources—November 14, 2014

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: New Gun Violence Study Guide Caring for Creation: A Sampler of Web Sites

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Chicago Teens Tell How Guns Affected Them and Their Neighborhoods

Posted Nov 01, 2014 05:25 AM CDT For five years, teenage sisters J’Doria and Jari Taylor lived on a tree-lined street of brick homes in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, and there they grew familiar with the sound of gunfire. The … Continue reading

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Caretakers of God’s Creation: A Discussion with Reverend Pat Watkins, UMC—November 20, Pittsburgh

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): Open to all, but register at https://www.go-gba.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=274. The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of the Green Building Alliance, invites to you join Reverend Pat Watkins, a nationally recognized speaker, for a special … Continue reading

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Election 2014 Roundup from Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Gov. Tom Corbett lost his reelection bid to Democrat Tom Wolf, a York County businessman and former state revenue secretary, in an otherwise Republican sweep in Tuesday’s mid-term election. Consequently, the new … Continue reading

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Tell the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to Protect Our Water

From Earth Works (http://www.earthworksaction.org/): Urge the SRBC to revise their proposed rules on water and drilling at http://org.salsalabs.com/o/676/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16673. The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) is charged with protecting and managing water resources across Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland. As shale … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Limit Censorship of Torture Report

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): There’s no sugar-coating it – some key champions in the fight to end torture lost re-election this week.  It will be a different Congress when it reconvenes in 2015 and it will … Continue reading

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