Category Archives: Take Action

Urge Congress to Vote in Favor of the Iran Nuclear Deal

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): It is quiet now, but in just under two weeks Congress returns to work. Their first order of business, the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran. That makes these last days of summer … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Oppose Legislation that Permits Discriminatory Lending for Cars

From Americans for Financial Reform (http://www.ourfinancialsecurity.org): Quick poll: Raise your hand if you think it is OK to charge someone more for a car loan because of the color of their skin. You don’t? Unbelievably, when Congress heads back to … Continue reading

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Clergy & Vowed Religious of Pennsylvania Call for National Methane Standards—Sign On Now

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): Our nation has a big opportunity to create national standards on one of the most potent greenhouse gasses contributing to climate change and harming human health: methane. When it comes to its contribution to climate … Continue reading

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Show Your Support: Obama Sets First-Ever Limits on Carbon Pollution

From Appalachian Voices (http://www.appvoices.org/): The Obama administration and EPA have released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national rule limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants to safeguard public health and help address climate disruption. Essential … Continue reading

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Urge the PA Senate to Pass the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): August is a great time to remind your senator of how important PHARE is – or will be – for your community. While senators are in their district offices you can reach them with … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Support Access to Healthy food for Young Children Act

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Congress is home for August recess and will return September 7th with the goal of taking up a CNR bill in mid-September. We’ll need to keep up the drumbeat throughout the rest … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Background Check Legislation

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): A strong background check system is one of the most important ways we can keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. We have the opportunity to make PA’s background check system … Continue reading

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Help Millions of Workers Get the Overtime Pay They Deserve

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/08/20/help-millions-of-workers-get-the-overtime-pay-they-deserve/#.VdcxC_lViko By Lecia Imbery August 20, 2015 Millions of workers across America are working longer hours without getting paid for them, thanks to an outdated regulation. Last month, we highlighted a Department of Labor proposal to fix the overtime rule and … Continue reading

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Budget Impasse Could Hurt Public Schools—Urge PA Lawmakers to Ensure All Have Access to Quality Public Education

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): When the state fails to meet its obligation to invest in schools, taxpayers – and students – ultimately pay the price. The budget impasse may mean that the state will miss its … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Keep His Promise to Close Guantanamo

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): President Obama is running out of time to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo.  Since the new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, took office earlier this year, he has signed off on … Continue reading

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