Category Archives: Economic Justice

Two-Generational Strategies Can Help Fathers, Too

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Posted at http://www.clasp.org/whats-next/two-generational-strategies-can-help-fathers By Olivia Golden Two-generational programs and policies aim to give struggling families a double boost—for example, by pairing high-quality early education for young children with employment and training opportunities for their parents.  Such high-impact strategies are … Continue reading

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Feds Outline New Rules on Payday Loans

By Lindsay Wise McClatchy Washington Bureau March 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Thursday will outline a proposal to place limits on high-interest, short-term loans – the first step in the government’s efforts to curb payday debt traps. The long-awaited … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor the Common Sense Housing Investment Act. Make the Call Today

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) will soon introduce the Common Sense Housing Investment Act, introduced in the last Congress as H.R. 1213. The United for Homes campaign has endorsed this bill, and we … Continue reading

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100-Day Fast for Family Values—March 20-June 30

From POWER (http://www.powerphiladelphia.org/): #FamilyValuesPA March 20th – June 30th About the Fast: Pennsylvania’s families are working as hard as we can to make ends meet and ensure our children have a chance to succeed. But whether we live in the … Continue reading

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Listening Tour for Working Families—April 17, Bethlehem

SAVE THE DATE April 17, 10am-12pm Making Work Pay PA invites you to a discussion about what working families need, and an opportunity to share and hear personal stories. Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem (map) The event … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats Consider Raising Their Minimum Wage Proposal to $12

Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/17/democrats-minimum-wage_n_6888610.html WASHINGTON — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate’s labor committee, has been reaching out to her Democratic colleagues to rally support for a more ambitious minimum wage proposal, according to a Senate source familiar … Continue reading

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Urgent Action Needed Now: Oppose Budget Proposals to Cut SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): The House and Senate are expected to take up their respective FY2016 Budget Resolutions next week as the Budget Committees wrap up their bills today. Here are some things you can do … Continue reading

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The Agenda to Raise America’s Pay

From the Economic Policy Institute (http://www.epi.org/): The Economic Policy Institute has released The Agenda to Raise America’s Pay, which provides 11 policy solutions that policymakers can and should adopt to combat and reverse the past three-and-a-half decades of wage stagnation. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Should Not Kill Philadelphia’s Earned Paid Sick Days

From the Center for Economic and Policy Research (http://www.cepr.net/): Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research Posted: 03/19/2015 8:17 pm EDT Updated: 03/19/2015 8:59 pm ED In February Philadelphia joined 16 other cities and three states that … Continue reading

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What Do You Need to Earn to Be in the Top 1% in Your County?

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): This January the Keystone Research Center reported that the top 1 percent of earner’s share of income has increased in every county in Pennsylvania (press release / report ). Today’s infographic, based on data from … Continue reading

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