Category Archives: Economic Justice

Report Indicates State of Working PA Isn’t Working So Well

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-02/budget-policy-and-priorities/report-indicates-state-of-working-pa-isnt-working-so-well/a41464-1 September 2, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania isn’t making the grade in terms of job growth and economic growth in a just-released study from the Keystone Research Center. The 2014 … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: One in Seven U.S. Households Is Food Insecure

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/09/04/fact-week-one-seven-u-s-households-food-insecure/#.VAo By Lecia Imbery September 4, 2014 More than 17.5 million American households had trouble providing adequate food for everyone in their family at some point in 2013, according to new data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) … Continue reading

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Cutting Your Way to a More Sluggish Recovery

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/august/cutting-your-way-more-sluggish-recovery Aug 19, 2014 06:46 am | Mark Price New data on consumption spending from the Bureau of Economic Analysis further illustrates that Pennsylvania has cut its way not to prosperity, but to a more sluggish recovery. As … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: 1 in 7 Americans Rely on Food Pantries

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/08/27/fact-week-1-7-americans-rely-food-pantries/#.U_3zS_ldVqU By Lecia Imbery August 27, 2014 More than 46 million Americans, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors, rely on food pantries and meal programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a study released last … Continue reading

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Fighting Poverty and Reducing Jail…in Real Time

by Julian Adler Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:30 am Updated: August 20, 2014 at 9:51 am Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2014/08/20/fighting-poverty-reducing-jail-real-time Many of us who work in the criminal justice system have come to understand the profound connection between poverty and mass incarceration.  Put simply, individuals with criminal histories – even … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: Millions of Part-Time Workers Are Still Looking For Full-Time Work

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/08/21/fact-week-millions-part-time-workers-still-looking-full-time-work/#.U_zQDPldVqV By Lecia Imbery August 21, 2014 “Vicki Lira lost her full-time job of 20 years when the printing plant she worked in shut down in 2006. Then she lost a job processing mortgage applications when the housing market … Continue reading

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Support All Homeless Children and Youth

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org): Scroll down for actions. Betty* and her five siblings grew up couch surfing and living on floors of the houses of families and friends. Her mother struggled with substance abuse, and her father was abusive … Continue reading

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Take Action: Don’t Sacrifice Our Environment and Health to “Trade”

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): We’ve made a lot of progress protecting our families and communities from air pollution, water contamination, and dumping of dangerous chemicals over the past several decades. But our work as a country isn’t done. … Continue reading

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Write a Letter to the Editor Explaining Why Congress Must Raise the Minimum Wage to $10.10

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Earlier this month, we asked you to take action (http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=355) and download our Minimum Wage Toolkit (http://www.scribd.com/doc/235970625/HiT-Minimum-Wage-Toolkit-National) in order to urge your members of Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. This … Continue reading

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Tell Congress America is Ready to #RaiseTheWage

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Recent polling from Pew Research shows that 73% of Americans support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and adjusting it for the cost of living in future years, and other polling … Continue reading

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