Category Archives: opportunity

Tell Your Stories About Your Vision for “The America We Want” (Gun Violence)

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): We already told you about the NRA proposals that make clear that the gun extremists envision an America where everyone has a gun everywhere. Well, we’ve been fighting that agenda and pushing back against that vision of … Continue reading

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Help Needed to Mobilize Immigrant Vote

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): PICC coordinates targeted, non-partisan, voter registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) programs to close the voting gap among immigrant voters. We have already registered more than 25,000 immigrants to vote!  Through the work of … Continue reading

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Advocacy Toolkit for Reforming Isolation in Juvenile Justice Facilities

As many of you know, the ACLU National Prison Project recently launched an advocacy toolkit geared towards reforming isolation and solitary confinement in juvenile justice facilities. The toolkit is available online at: https://www.aclu.org/alone-afraid-children-held-solitary-confinement-and-isolation-juvenile-detention-and-correctional We all know that children are extremely … Continue reading

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Kickstart Sharing in Your Neighborhood

From the Story of Stuff (http://storyofstuff.org/): Asking your neighbor over for tea can transform your life. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that simple, but starting small and building relationships with the people in your neighborhood is a great first step … Continue reading

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Take the #LiveTheWage Challenge—July 24–30, 2014

NOTE: Obviously if you are reading this in the weekly news update, it is past July 24. Don’t let that stop you! Just pick your seven days… It’s been five years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. The … Continue reading

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Harrisburg Contingent Sought for EPA Hearing on Carbon Pollution Limits—July 31, Pittsburgh

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): You’ve probably heard the encouraging news that the Obama Administration and EPA are acting on climate change with a strong proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution from filthy old coal plants — and there are too many … Continue reading

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Get Involved in Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): As legislators in Harrisburg debate a contentious budget for next fiscal year, it’s easy to feel deflated about the future of Pennsylvania’s young children. Even if the commonwealth’s spending plan makes some modest funding increases … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Insurance is Vital to American Workers and Their Families: Tell Us Your Story Today!

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): In addition to providing the foundation for a secure retirement, Social Security protects nearly all American workers and their families in the event that they experience a life-changing disability or illness before retirement. More than … Continue reading

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Apply Now for 2014-2015 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program

From the Education Policy and Leadership Center (http://www.eplc.org): Applications are available now for the 2014-2015 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP).  The Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). With about 400 graduates in … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunity: Respite Care for Families of Special Needs Children

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University with funding from Pennsylvania Department of Health is accepting applications from Faith-Based and Community organizations for mini grants up to $5000 to develop or expand a volunteer respite program for families of children with special healthcare needs, including … Continue reading

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