Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

Senate Intelligence Committee Votes to Release Its Report on CIA Torture–Urge the President to Make it Public

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to release critical portions of its report on CIA torture.  The vote was bi-partisan and it represents a significant step toward ensuring that our government will share … Continue reading

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2 Million 2 Many—April 5, West Chester

Rally to protest the 2 million deportations under President Obama. Beginning at 10:45 am and ending at 12:00 pm Location: 2 S High St., West Chester, PA 19380 https://www.facebook.com/events/1435578286688127/

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PA Companies Like PPL, Heinz Paid Little or Nothing in State Income Taxes

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): As PA corporate tax collections erode, it becomes difficult to invest in schools, communities HARRISBURG, PA (March 20, 2014) — Many profitable Fortune 500 companies including Pennsylvania-based PPL, H.J. Heinz, Airgas, Allegheny … Continue reading

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Report: National Parks Bring $444 Million to Pennsylvania

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/38197-1 (03/19/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – National parks, monuments, trails and historic sites are pumping more than $444 million into Pennsylvania’s economy each year. Numbers from the National Park Service show more than 9 … Continue reading

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Sign the “Demand a Vote” Petition to Bring Comprehensive Immigration Reform to the House Floor for a Vote

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: Send a letter to your representative at https://secure3.convio.net/leader/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=529 and urge her/him to sign the “Demand a Vote” petition to bring comprehensive immigration reform to the House floor for … Continue reading

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Ryan Budget Recycles Failed Proposals for SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Statement attributable to FRAC President Jim Weill. Washington, D.C. – April 1, 2014 – Sadly, it’s not an April Fool’s Joke. Today, April 1, for the fourth time in as many years, … Continue reading

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New Report Stacks Up Paul Ryan, President Obama, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Against Americans’ Priorities

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): Representative Paul Ryan, the House Budget Chair, just released his budget proposal for 2015. We compared Ryan’s vision against the proposals previously released by President Obama and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Here’s how they … Continue reading

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#2Million2Many Day of Action Against Deportations—April 5, Norristown

What: March in Norristown PA against Deportations When: Saturday April 5th, 2014 at 1:00pm Where: Starting at La Plazita, 506 Marshall St. Norristown PA Come join Juntos and the community of Norristown, PA as we all stand up and raise … Continue reading

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Please Sign On to Letter Calling for Administration Action for Changing Immigration Policies–Deadline April 16

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Please see the faith sign on letter below with various recommendations to President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about how the administration should change immigration policies. We are asking that … Continue reading

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