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Senate Intelligence Committee Votes to Release Its Report on CIA Torture–Urge the President to Make it Public

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to release critical portions of its report on CIA torture.  The vote was bi-partisan and it represents a significant step toward ensuring that our government will share … Continue reading

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Sign the “Demand a Vote” Petition to Bring Comprehensive Immigration Reform to the House Floor for a Vote

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: Send a letter to your representative at https://secure3.convio.net/leader/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=529 and urge her/him to sign the “Demand a Vote” petition to bring comprehensive immigration reform to the House floor for … Continue reading

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Please Sign On to Letter Calling for Administration Action for Changing Immigration Policies–Deadline April 16

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Please see the faith sign on letter below with various recommendations to President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about how the administration should change immigration policies. We are asking that … Continue reading

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Extending Unemployment Insurance and Raising the Minimum Wage are at Stake—Take Action Now

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): This week, the Senate will vote on whether to renew emergency unemployment insurance, or UI, and could also vote to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, both of which will provide desperately needed … Continue reading

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Senate Moves Towards Restoring Unemployment Insurance—Keep the Pressure On

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By a 65-34 vote, the Senate took a crucial step towards restoring Emergency Unemployment Compensation.  More votes will be needed before the Senate enacts the bill – the next one expected to take … Continue reading

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Urge Your US Representative to Support Strong Protections for Public Health and Clean Water, Stop Damaging Legislation

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org): Despite multiple toxic spills caused by coal industry pollution in the last month in Appalachia, Congress is scheduled to vote soon on legislation that would weaken stream protections. The U.S. House of Representatives will vote … Continue reading

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Sign Up for Torture Awareness Month (June) Toolkit—Available Mid-April

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We invite you, and your local church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or faith community, to join other people of faith in commemorating Torture Awareness Month (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tam2014) this June. NRCAT is preparing a Toolkit … Continue reading

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Underfunding PA Schools is Illegal Under the Constitution—Support Legal Action

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): This is wrong, it has been happening for years, and it is illegal.  Simply put, it is time to go to court. Around the state, our schools have not received adequate and equitable funding … Continue reading

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Emergency Unemployment Benefits: Time to Petition the Government

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): In times past, citizens petitioned their legislators to take action on important policies. A White House We the People petition has been launched in support of extending emergency unemployment benefits. We’ve also set … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Representative to Support Stronger Human Trafficking Legislation

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): In December, the Pennsylvania State Senate was asked to strengthen human trafficking legislation and the bill, SB 75, passed unanimously! Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, forces an estimated 27 million people worldwide – including … Continue reading

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