Category Archives: Take Action

Support the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): On July 29, 2015, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced H.R. 3399, the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of … Continue reading

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Speak Up on Behalf of Funding for Kids in Pennsylvania

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Pennsylvania has now been without a state budget for five weeks, after Gov. Wolf vetoed a spending plan sent to him by lawmakers in late June. As the sides continue to work toward a … Continue reading

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Urge Senators Casey and Toomey to Support the Clean Power Plan

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): This afternoon (August 3), President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency announced the centerpiece of the administration’s strategy to combat climate change — the Clean Power Plan. The final Clean Power Plan rule establishes the first-ever limit … Continue reading

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Support Medicare for All—Sign the Petition

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Fifty years ago, Americans came together to pass Medicare–a health insurance program that built on the success of Social Security. This 50th birthday of Medicare is a time to appreciate all of Medicare’s contributions to … 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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Young Children Deserve Access to Healthy Food

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Urge your Senators to co-sponsor the Healthy Food for Young Children Act. This bill would improve the Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP, which feeds more than 3 million children each … Continue reading

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Sign On to Support Updating the PA Human Relations Act to Protect LGBT Neighbors

On June 23, 2015, the Council’s Board of Directors voted to share the statement below with Pennsylvania’s General Assembly in support of updating the Commonwealth’s Human Relations act to include protection from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation for … Continue reading

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Help End the Budget Impasse in Harrisburg with 2 Calls

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): The state budget isn’t done, so neither are we. Take just 5-8 minutes today and make a couple of calls to your legislators urging them to support a budget that is good for schools. … Continue reading

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Urge the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Stop Predatory Lending

From the National Council of La Raza (http://www.nclr.org/): Often when many Latinos and other consumers are in a financial bind, their only access to credit is through payday loan services. Unfortunately, too many borrowers find themselves in long-term debt after … Continue reading

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