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How Do We Deal with Our Privilege?

From Class Action (http://www.classism.org/): How do we deal with our privilege? Almost all of us have experience with being on the up-side of a social identity, meaning we have more advantages or protections than those targeted by an oppression such … Continue reading

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Learn More About Congress’ Omnibus Spending Bill

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): This week, lawmakers introduced a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill (http://nationalpriorities.org/blog/2014/01/14/who-won-and-lost-2014-budget/) that will finally complete the budgeting process for the federal government’s fiscal year 2014, which began back on Oct. 1. The bill abides … Continue reading

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The Path to Altruism

Matthieu Ricard, Project Syndicate, Op-Ed Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/path-altruism-1388850494 “Cooperation,” the Harvard University biologist Martin Nowak has written, is “the architect of creativity throughout evolution, from cells to multicellular creatures to anthills to villages to cities.” As mankind now tries to … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter: Ban the Death Penalty

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/11-3 US Supreme Court should rule death penalty is ‘cruel and unusual punishment,’ said former president – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer The death penalty is a form of legalized “cruel and unusual punishment” and should be banned across … Continue reading

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News Posts, September 20, 2013

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Quick Reference on New Poverty Data http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16617 CLASP Weighs in on Child Poverty Data and SNAP http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16575 Latest Income Numbers in Historical Perspective http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16658 Statement on Passage of … Continue reading

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Tell Us Your American Story Today!

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs are thrilled to announce the next phase of our work to collect and deploy personal stories to shape the national debate around poverty issues. As you … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for August 23, 2013

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SNAPshot—SNAP Participation and Poverty in PA

From the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center (http://www.pahunger.org/): The chart below shows the number of individuals below 150% of poverty (using ACS 2011 data) compared to the number of individuals participating in SNAP during June 2013 for Forest, Clinton, Huntingdon, Clearfield, … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for June 28, 2013

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News and Action Summary for June 21, 2013

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