Category Archives: opportunity

Where Do Your Candidates Stand on Torture?

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture ( The 2014 election is less than two months away, and you can help the NRCAT Action Fund put candidates for Congress on record about torture.  Determining what a candidate thinks about torture … Continue reading

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View Disruption Film on Climate Change—Free Online

‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. The exploration lays bare the … Continue reading

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PA Department of Health Has Been Willfully Ignoring Calls About Fracking—Share Your Story

From Food and Water Watch ( Were Your Fracking-Related Health Complaints Swept Under the Rug? Several weeks ago, we got some disturbing news about the Pennsylvania Department of Health. As it turns out, this state agency has been instructing employees … 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 ( Earlier this month, we asked you to take action ( and download our Minimum Wage Toolkit ( 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 Your Stories About Your Vision for “The America We Want” (Gun Violence)

From CeaseFirePA ( 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 ( 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: We all know that children are extremely … Continue reading

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Kickstart Sharing in Your Neighborhood

From the Story of Stuff ( 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 ( 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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