Category Archives: Take Action

Urge PA Legislators to Keep Background Checks for Gun Purchases

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): The gun lobby in PA is determined not only to fight common sense policies to keep us safer but also to advance dangerous ideas that make it easier for guns to get into the wrong hands.  Once … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Oppose Legislation Banning Transfers from Guantanamo

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Please write to your Members of Congress at http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2162/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17664 and tell them that they should vote against legislation to ban transfers out of Guantanamo.  If passed, this legislation could keep Guantanamo open … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Get More Summer Meals to Children in Need

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): More than 100 No Kid Hungry volunteers and advocates were on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress on Wednesday, urging them to take steps to improve summer meals programs to reach more kids … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Use Our Tax Dollars to Support Investments in People

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Sign to tell Congress to use our tax dollars for needed investments, not wasteful spending at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-congress-to-invest-1. The Senate and House are making critical budget decisions that will deeply affect all Americans in … Continue reading

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Urge the Senate HELP Committee to Reauthorize a Better No Child Left Behind

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is debating the most important education law in the nation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) now. … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Stand for Children in the Federal Budget

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We need your help to create a ruckus. The Senate and House budget proposals threaten crucial lifelines for our most vulnerable children and families. Please call your members of Congress today and tell them … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support the Paycheck Fairness Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): In 1963, when President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, a woman was paid 59 cents for every dollar paid to a man. More than 50 years … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Support a Clean Funding Extension of CHIP

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): The pressure is on for senators to pass legislation extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). When the Senate returns from recess on Monday, April 13, the funding, which is included in a Medicare … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Stop the Cuts that Hurt the Most Vulnerable

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We really need your help.  Deep, devastating unfair cuts to critical programs that support our most vulnerable children and families passed the Senate and House in FY2016 budget resolutions. Both budget proposals chose to … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation (Action and Resource)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Scroll to end for highlighted actions and resources. By Marian Wright Edelman Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside … Continue reading

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