Category Archives: Economic Justice

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

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Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

From the Center for American Progress (http://www.americanprogress.org): Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing that four years into the economic recovery, there has been some progress in the poverty rate as it fell from 15 percent in 2012 … Continue reading

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Poverty Fell in 2013; Children and Young Adults Still Face Greatest Risks

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): New Resources From CLASP Break Down the Numbers, Highlight Policy Solutions Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on poverty in 2013.  The data reveal that 14.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty—a small drop from … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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