Category Archives: Take Action

Sign Petition Calling for the US to Lead and Support International Climate Negotiations

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation (http://www.fcnl.org): One month from now, U.S. diplomats will join their colleagues from around the world to plan action to address climate change. But here in the United States, legislative action has been stalled … Continue reading

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Support All Homeless Children and Youth

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org): Scroll down for actions. Betty* and her five siblings grew up couch surfing and living on floors of the houses of families and friends. Her mother struggled with substance abuse, and her father was abusive … Continue reading

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Take Action: Don’t Sacrifice Our Environment and Health to “Trade”

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): We’ve made a lot of progress protecting our families and communities from air pollution, water contamination, and dumping of dangerous chemicals over the past several decades. But our work as a country isn’t done. … Continue reading

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Write a Letter to the Editor Explaining Why Congress Must Raise the Minimum Wage to $10.10

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Earlier this month, we asked you to take action (http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=355) and download our Minimum Wage Toolkit (http://www.scribd.com/doc/235970625/HiT-Minimum-Wage-Toolkit-National) in order to urge your members of Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. This … Continue reading

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Tell Congress America is Ready to #RaiseTheWage

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Recent polling from Pew Research shows that 73% of Americans support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and adjusting it for the cost of living in future years, and other polling … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to End Employment and Housing Discrimination in PA

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org): We don’t need to remind you of the multiple examples of discrimination that have made the news in Pennsylvania in the last few weeks. However, the majority of the discrimination that goes on in the state … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Pass the Minimum Wage Fairness Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: Let’s make this Labor Day matter. Call senators (202-224-3121) and urge them to pass the Minimum Wage Fairness Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act! Alternatively, you can contact … Continue reading

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Actions Needed to Support Food/Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Summer Food Message and Action Needed: Urge Senators and Representatives to cosponsor the bipartisan Summer Meals Act of 2014 (S.2527, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2527; H.R. 5012, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5012). This legislation would expand access to the Summer … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Overturn Citizens United and Corporate “Personhood”

From US Action (http://usaction.org/): The Koch Brothers and other corporate CEOs are buying our elections to advance the billionaires agenda and drown out the voice of ordinary voters. The Democracy for All amendment (SJ Res 19; https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/sjres19) would overturn Citizens … Continue reading

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Act Now to Protect Child Refugees from Deportation

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Members of Congress left for August recess without an agreement on emergency funding to address the child refugee crisis along our borders. Nearly 60,000 children and adult migrants have come mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, … Continue reading

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