Category Archives: Economic Justice

Support Policies to Make Child Care Affordable for All

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): We’re turning a corner on child care — but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Recently we released a new state-by-state report, Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies … Continue reading

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Small Scale Food Producers are the Solution to the Global Food Crisis

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/16/small-scale-food-producers-are-solution-global-food-crisis Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 By Common Dreams By Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Martin Drago Adolfo, a small farmer from El Salvador, grows 60 crops and is the personification of the solution to world food hunger. (Photo: Jason Taylor … Continue reading

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Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/14/ten-facts-about-being-homeless-usa Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 By Common Dreams By Bill Quigley On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the United States. (Photo: Garry Knight/cc/flickr) Three True Stories Renee Delisle was one of over … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez: First-Friday Free Large Screen Film Series—November 7, Springfield

Peace Center of Delaware County 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064. Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m. Cesar Chavez (2014, 102 mins., PG 13 for some language and violence. Directed by Diego Luna; stars Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario … Continue reading

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PA Now Ranked 50th for Job Growth Since January 2011

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Pennsylvania’s rank for percent job growth since January 2011 has fallen to last place among states, based on employment data for September 2014 released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In September, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Tell Your PA Senator—Stop Legislation that Would Shift Tax Burden to Workers and Consumers

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Please send an email and make a phone call to your state senator today at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6751/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18631, urging him or her to oppose legislation that would drain billions of dollars from classrooms, eliminate … Continue reading

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Act Now to Stop Property Tax Elimination Bill in PA

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Today, months of advocacy on behalf of schoolchildren has resulted in a victory, but your help is needed to prevent an unthinkable defeat for students and working families across Pennsylvania. After more … Continue reading

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What Does Senate Bill 76—Property Tax Elimination—Do?

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): September 23, 2014 Senate Bill 76 would impose a foundational re-organization of the state’s taxation and educational systems, with potentially vast negative consequences for Pennsylvania’s schools, its workers and consumers, and the … Continue reading

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How About Providing Property Tax Relief AND Protecting Public Schools…?

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): On October 2, PBPC released a new report, Reform Don’t Repeal: Pennsylvania Can Provide Property Tax Relief and Protect Public Schools. Among the report’s surprising findings: In only 30 of Pa.’s 500 … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Pass the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act—Sign Petition

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Caring for a family member in need isn’t an option. Be it a child, a disabled family member or a senior in need of care, family is family. Every day, caregivers across the country sacrifice … Continue reading

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