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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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Friday Infographic: Two Tax Credits that Work for PA

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/april/friday-infographic-two-tax-credits-work-pa Apr 12, 2013 09:39 am | Chris Lilienthal The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit help working families make ends meet by both rewarding work and recognizing the additional expenses of raising children, as this … Continue reading

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Six Claims on Detainee Torture, Skewered

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/six-claims-detainee-torture-skewered-1367250119 Christie Thompson, ProPublica, News Investigation Among the news that ended up being buried in the events last week: A nonpartisan think tank, the Constitution Project, released a scathing, 577-page report (http://detaineetaskforce.org/newsroom/multimedia/) on the U.S.’s treatment, and torture, of detainees … Continue reading

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News Posts, March 1, 2013

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Imagine…A Minimum Wage Your Daughter Could Live On: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=14054

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The U.S. Postal Service in Pennsylvania Has Shed 7,500 Jobs Since 2007

From the Center for Economic and Policy Research (http://www.cepr.net): On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it will discontinue Saturday mail delivery (http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/02/some_postal_service_customers.html). Since 2007, Postal Service employment in Pennsylvania has fallen by more than 7,500 jobs, a decline of … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—July 27, 2012

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Choose the 2012 Bread for the World Christmas Card Photo—Deadline August 3: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11979 Vote in the 2012 UCS Editorial Cartoon … Continue reading

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