Category Archives: Take Action

Sign Petition Supporting EPA Standards for Cutting Carbon Pollution

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): This spring, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30%. The EPA opened up the rules for public comment, and they’ve extended the deadline. This is … Continue reading

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National Religious Campaign Against Torture Applauds Pope Francis’ Comments on Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): WASHINGTON — Following today’s comments by Pope Francis regarding the treatment of prisoners around the world, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – a coalition comprised … Continue reading

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Read Convention Against Torture Shadow Report—Sign Amnesty International Petition

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): In November, the United Nations Committee Against Torture will review the U.S. government under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). In preparation, NRCAT has submitted an Interfaith CAT Shadow Report available at http://www.nrcat.org/storage/documents/nrcat-cat-shadow-report-2014.pdf … Continue reading

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Support Policies to Make Child Care Affordable for All

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): We’re turning a corner on child care — but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Recently we released a new state-by-state report, Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies … Continue reading

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Tell Your Senators NO to Hijacking a Domestic Violence Bill with Gun Amendment

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): This just keeps getting worse and worse, and we need your help. The Pennsylvania Senate convenes this morning at 10:00AM for the last day of the legislative session. While we hoped that PA legislators … Continue reading

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Tell Your PA Senator—Stop Legislation that Would Shift Tax Burden to Workers and Consumers

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Please send an email and make a phone call to your state senator today at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6751/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18631, urging him or her to oppose legislation that would drain billions of dollars from classrooms, eliminate … Continue reading

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Express Your Disappointment that Legislators are Leaving Without Funding the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): They’re going home while people are still homeless and there are solutions ready to be put into action? The 2013-14 legislative session ends on November 30, but the House and Senate have scheduled only … Continue reading

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Act Now to Stop Property Tax Elimination Bill in PA

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Today, months of advocacy on behalf of schoolchildren has resulted in a victory, but your help is needed to prevent an unthinkable defeat for students and working families across Pennsylvania. After more … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Oppose Bill that Interferes with Implementing EPA’s Carbon Pollution Rule

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently unveiled its Clean Power Plan proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, the largest source of pollution contributing to global warming in the United States. However, the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Urge Gubernatorial Candidates to Stop Methane Leakage from Fracking

From the Clean Air Council (http://www.cleanair.org/): Methane leakage from shale gas infrastructure endangers public health and safety, and accelerates climate change. Leaking methane from shale gas infrastructure also includes significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which contributes to ground-level … Continue reading

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