Category Archives: Economic Justice

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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How Early-Life Stress Affects the Brain

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-26/childrens-issues/how-early-life-stress-affects-the-brain/a41327-1 August 26, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) PITTSBURGH – A new study has determined chronic early childhood stress brought on by poverty, neglect and physical abuse can have a lasting, toxic impact. Sarah Romens, … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Pass the Minimum Wage Fairness Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: Let’s make this Labor Day matter. Call senators (202-224-3121) and urge them to pass the Minimum Wage Fairness Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act! Alternatively, you can contact … Continue reading

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