Category Archives: Take Action

Sign the Paris Pledge to Reduce Carbon Emissions

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): I was honored to visit a city famous for love and romance last year: Paris, France. But it wasn’t romantic love that sent me there: it was love for God’s Creation. And by the … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support High Quality Care for Young Children

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Parents and caregivers want the best for their children. They spend hours researching the safest strollers, most educational games and toys, healthiest snacks… the list goes on! But when it comes to choosing … Continue reading

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Urge PA Legislators to Pass Discrimination Protections This Year

From Equality PA (http://equalitypa.org/): On February 9, Gov. Wolf pointed out that discrimination protections can still be passed this year. Now we need all of the legislators to do everything they can to push the legislation forward. Please email your … Continue reading

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Publicly Oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): Urge U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is in New Zealand right now joining other trade ministers from throughout the Pacific Rim in signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Signing is not the same as ratifying.  … Continue reading

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Send Some Love to Governor Wolf on Valentine’s Day for His Death Penalty Moratorium

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/): February 13th marks the one-year anniversary of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s declaration of a moratorium on executions. Let’s show him some love for Valentine’s Day! It’s quick, easy and important. Here’s … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Require Federal Contractors to Disclose Political Spending

From the Courage Campaign (https://www.couragecampaign.org/): This is big. President Obama — as reported last week by The New York Times and The Washington Post — is close to issuing a long-overdue executive order to help stop the flood of secret money … Continue reading

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Increased Spending in the Classroom Can Boost Student Outcomes–Act for PA Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Pennsylvania’s broken school funding system is failing students: It does not provide enough resources to educate all students to academic standards It contributes to deficiencies in equal opportunity based on factors like … Continue reading

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The Felony Homicide Rule in Juvenile Sentencing—March 14, Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Committee for the Analysis and Reform of Our Criminal System will hold its 2016 Annual Conference at the University of Pittsburgh Law School at 12:30, Monday, March 14. The subject will be “The Felony Homicide Rule in Juvenile Sentencing.” … Continue reading

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Thank the Attorney General for Report, Guiding Principles on Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The Department of Justice released the Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing, which includes more than fifty “Guiding Principles” for addressing the use of solitary confinement within all correctional … Continue reading

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Sign Petition for Expanded WIC and Summer Meals

From US Action (http://usaction.org/): Sign the petition to Congress at http://action.usaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=730: Stand up for kids. Fight for an expanded WIC program and increased access to summer meals through the Child Nutrition authorization process. Working families and the middle class are … Continue reading

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