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Urge Your State Representative to Support Stronger Human Trafficking Legislation

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): In December, the Pennsylvania State Senate was asked to strengthen human trafficking legislation and the bill, SB 75, passed unanimously! Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, forces an estimated 27 million people worldwide – including … Continue reading

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Read Editorial on Discrimination Under Guise of Religious Liberty—Join by Adding Your Name to Sign-On Letter

Last week, PC(USA) Office of Public Witness Director, J. Herbert Nelson, published an editorial, Discrimination in the Name of Jesus: How “religious liberty” is becoming Discrimination by Another Name (http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith/2014/03/11/discrimination-in-the-name-of-jesus/31242), that he co-authored with the Reverend James C. Perkins, President-elect … Continue reading

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Race Against Racism—April 26, Harrisburg; Registrants, Volunteers Sought

Ten years ago, the YWCA Greater Harrisburg held its first Race Against Racism to promote awareness of the issues that surround racial injustice and to raise vital funds to support our racial justice programs. A decade later, the Race Against … Continue reading

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Eliminate all Predatory Prison Phone Rates

Last year you helped persuade the Federal Communications Commission to end predatory rates for long-distance calls to and from prisons, jails, and detention centers. Thanks to your work, after February 11 families cannot be charged more than 25 cents per … Continue reading

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PA Closer to Protecting Crime Victims from Nuisance Laws

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): January 17, 2014 From the PA Independent By Andrew Staub The state House has approved legislation barring municipalities from penalizing residents or landlords for calling police to their properties. Lawmakers want to avoid the … Continue reading

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Call for Faith Groups to Sign-on in Support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), Individuals to Write Letters in Support of ENDA

The proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is designed to ensure the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans in the workplace. There is currently no federal law that bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Support Employment Non-Discrimination (ENDA)

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org/): When the federal government gets back to work, they could vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) very soon. That’s why we are joining with the HRC to let Sen. Toomey know that a majority of … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Camp—August 19-24, Pittsburgh

2013 Bayard Rustin Lecture Series An Intensive for Males ages 10-20 August 19-24, 2013 Includes Lectures, trip to Washington, DC for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March On Washington Registration now open $150.00 To register: (412) 983-8895, BAYARDRUSTINPGH@YAHOO.COM, or … Continue reading

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Spirits United Interfaith Service—July 28, Harrisburg

Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:00 pm MCC of the Spirit 2973 Jefferson Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 Come and join us! “It Gets Better as We Celebrate the Colors of the Rainbow” 

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How the Supreme Court Decision on the Voting Rights Act Affects Pennsylvania

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org/): The United States Supreme Court held today in Shelby County v. Holder, a 5-4 ruling, that affects Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  The Court holds the law unconstitutional and that … Continue reading

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