Category Archives: Take Action

Tell the President the Torture Report Should be Released with Reasonable Redactions Only

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The CIA, backed by President Obama, continues to resist making public all of the key facts about its past use of torture.  This short video describes the history and the importance of … Continue reading

Posted in Take Action, Torture | Tagged | Leave a comment

Please Support EPA’s Proposal to Restore Clean Water Act Protections for our Vital Water Resources

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): For almost 30 years, the Clean Water Act provided broad protections for waters across the country, but two misguided Supreme Court decisions have created confusion about which waters are protected, leaving small streams and wetlands vulnerable to … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Take Action | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Action Alert: Ferguson Looks Like a War Zone; Here’s Why…

By now we have seen that the tragedy of institutionalized racism and brutality in this country continues to play out in Ferguson, Missouri. Read J. Herbert Nelson’s A Call for More Than Judicial Remedies to the Killing of African-American Boys … Continue reading

Posted in Peacemaking, Take Action | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Send a Message to the EPA: Fracked Gas Is Not a Climate Solution

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Burning fracked gas instead of coal does next to nothing to address global climate change,1 but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pushing gas as a climate solution. It’s up to you to set … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Take Action | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Urge Congress to Protect and Expand Social Security

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): With the midterm elections approaching, both major political parties are taking a hard look at polling data trying to gain an edge. At Social Security Works, we have found one area where all Americans – … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Justice, seniors, Take Action | Tagged | Leave a comment

Protect Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

From First Focus: Campaign for Children (http://campaignforchildren.org/): Congress is at it again. This time, it’s more than $25 million in cuts to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, the primary assistance program for low-income families with children. Because three-fourths … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Economic Justice, families, Human Needs, Take Action | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Uphold Protections for Migrant Children and Families

From the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/): Since October 2013, an estimated 63,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border, the majority of whom are fleeing rampant violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. [i] … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Immigration, Take Action | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Urge PA Senators to Support the Minimum Wage Fairness Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action Now: Support the bill that will raise the unjustly low federal minimum wage. Call senators (202-224-3121) to urge a vote on the Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S. 2223; … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Justice, Take Action | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Urge Congress to Vote for Child Care

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are set to take action NOW to ensure high-quality child care for children. They reached an agreement late last week on a bill to reauthorize … Continue reading

Posted in Children, families, Take Action | Tagged | Leave a comment

Don’t Allow the CIA to Cover-Up the Truth About Its Use of Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Earlier this month, President Obama and the CIA sent a redacted version of the torture report back to the Senate Intelligence Committee.  Unfortunately, according to those who saw it, the suggested redactions … Continue reading

Posted in Take Action, Torture | Tagged , | Leave a comment