Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

Flyer for Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration

Download the Flyer Download a bulletin insert Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration October 23-26, 2015 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Please join us for Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration at the … Continue reading

Posted in criminal justice, Events | Tagged | Leave a comment

Urge Your PA Legislators to Support Vulnerable Pennsylvanians and Our Schools

Whom do our legislators represent, special interests or the people of Pennsylvania? By definition, a State Representative is supposed to represent the people of a state. Well, that wasn’t the case on Wednesday when the Pennsylvania House of Representatives rejected … Continue reading

Posted in PA Budget, Take Action | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Act Now for a Final Vote on PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania ( We are so close to getting statewide funding for the PA Housing Trust Fund. HB 792 is ready for a final vote in the Senate. Please act NOW to make your voice heard. Register … Continue reading

Posted in Human Needs, Take Action | Tagged , | Leave a comment

News and Action Summary for October 8, 2015

Download a pdf version of the October 8, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 10-8-15

Posted in News Summaries | Leave a comment

News Posts, October 8, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Paid Leave is a Family Value and Faith Practice Lifting All Students—How Would Your School District Fare Under Current Funding Proposals? The Data Are Damning: How Race Influences … Continue reading

Posted in News Post Summaries | Leave a comment

Newly Posted Resources—October 8, 2015

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: TANF and the First Year of Life—New Report Plan of Action to End Hunger in America–New Report

Posted in Resource Summaries | Leave a comment

National Faith Coalition Praises Congress for Rejecting Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture ( With the Senate’s vote to advance the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), both houses of Congress have now passed legislation that would put a permanent end to CIA torture. Authored … Continue reading

Posted in Torture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Climate Action Commitments Aren’t Enough—Sign the Paris Pledge

From Interfaith Power and Light ( October 1st was the U.N. deadline for countries to submit their pledges for cutting their domestic carbon emissions in advance of the climate talks in Paris at the end of the year. The good … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Take Action | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence Statement on Oregon College Shooting

From Heeding God’s Call ( We stand with the President:  America is “answerable” for yet another mass school shooting. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.”  Action is demanded, especially from the American faith community. As the President noted, when such … Continue reading

Posted in Peacemaking, Violence | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

At Least 20,000 New Pennsylvania Voters Registered Online

Posted at October 8, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Online voter registration is proving to be popular in Pennsylvania. The system went live Aug. 27, making the Keystone … Continue reading

Posted in Election/Voting Issues | Tagged | Leave a comment