Category Archives: Human Needs

National Call-In Days Urging Congress to Raise Harmful Spending Caps—September 15-16, National

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): On September 15 and16, between 9am-5pm (ET), people from across the country will call their members of Congress and deliver a simple, unified message: raise the sequester caps and fully fund housing … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Legislators to Invest in Children in the Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Pennsylvania has been without a state budget for two months now, and the impact of Harrisburg’s inaction is being felt across the commonwealth as students start a new school year… Last week, the state … Continue reading

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Urge the PA Senate to Pass the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): August is a great time to remind your senator of how important PHARE is – or will be – for your community. While senators are in their district offices you can reach them with … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Support Access to Healthy food for Young Children Act

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Congress is home for August recess and will return September 7th with the goal of taking up a CNR bill in mid-September. We’ll need to keep up the drumbeat throughout the rest … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Scullion Using Pope’s Visit to Campaign for More Help for the Homeless

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): August 18, 2015 By: Erin Edinger Published: August 12, 2015 As Pope Francis’ visit draws ever nearer, Sister Mary Scullion wants to make sure the whole city is ready for his arrival – including the … Continue reading

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Urge PA Senators to Vote for PA Housing Trust Fund When They Return from Recess

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): August is a great time to remind your senator of how important PHARE is – or will be – for your community. While senators are in their district offices you can reach them with … Continue reading

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Gentrification: What’s in a Name?

August 10, 2015 By: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Published: August 6, 2015 A series on Netflix and a satirical skit on Saturday Night Live usually signal one’s arrival into popular consciousness. And just like some pop stars, gentrification can be complex, … Continue reading

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Urge Your Senators to Cosponsor the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Enable more children in child care and afterschool programs to have access to healthy meals and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) by using the form at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5118/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20938 … Continue reading

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Urge PA Members of Congress to Cosponsor Summer Meals Act of 2015

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. When the long summer recess begins, millions of low-income children lose access to the school breakfasts and lunches they rely on during the school year. The … Continue reading

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Young Children Deserve Access to Healthy Food

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Urge your Senators to co-sponsor the Healthy Food for Young Children Act. This bill would improve the Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP, which feeds more than 3 million children each … Continue reading

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