Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

News and Action Summary for July 31, 2015

Download a pdf version of the July 31, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 7-31-15

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News Posts, July 31, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: 35 Soul-Crushing Facts about American Income Inequality Fair Pay for Pennsylvania Women Requires a Fair Minimum Wage PA Budget & Policy Center Finds HB 504 & Wolf Property … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—July 31, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition is Hiring: PA is READY! Coordinator—August 20 Deadline

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—July 31, 2015

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Share Your Congregation’s Experience with Predatory Lending  

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“Merchants of Doubt” Screening—August 7, Harrisburg

Don’t miss this entertaining, illuminating, and disturbing film.   Friday, August 7, 2015, at 7 PM Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA Free and open to public Free free to share. Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes … Continue reading

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Call PA Legislators and the Governor in Support of Pre-K Programs

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Your letters to the editor are popping up across the state and now it is more important than ever that Harrisburg hears from you. A Harrisburg Patriot News article on Thursday warned as the budget … Continue reading

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Join August 10 Week of Action to End Immigration Detention Quotas

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): In August members of Congress will return to their districts to hear directly from constituents about pressing issues in their community. Now is the time for us to raise up our concerns about immigration … Continue reading

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Share Your Congregation’s Experience with Predatory Lending

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): Recently, the PICO National Network has joined with several others in the Faith for Just Lending Coalition to address the problem of predatory lending – high-cost payday and car title lenders that often cluster … Continue reading

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Second Chance Reauthorization Act Introduced

Bill would reauthorize and update Second Chance federal reentry grant programs WASHINGTON, DC – Legal Action Center is pleased to report that Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rep. Danny Davis, along with 25 other bi-partisan members of the House of Representatives have introduced … Continue reading

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‘These Kids Are Just Pawns’: The Rising Toll of Inequitable School Funding

NEA Today “Reading, Pennsylvania is one of the nation’s poorest cities … Tour Reading’s 19 schools and you’ll see mostly aging buildings with broken floor tiles, leaky ceilings sprouting patches of mold, students crammed into too-small classrooms, and feral cats … Continue reading

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