Category Archives: civil rights

Staying on the March—Right Now

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Alabama on March 21st, 1965 to join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Protect Voting Rights

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) has said that he believes that the Voting Rights Act as it currently stands – after the Supreme Court gutted it – provides … Continue reading

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Unicorn in Captivity: Poetry and Perspectives on Race in Harrisburg—February 11, Harrisburg

In honor of Black History Month, the YWCA Greater Harrisburg is pleased to present – “Unicorn in Captivity”: Poetry & Perspectives on Race in Harrisburg. The event will be held at the YWCA, 1101 Market St., Harrisburg, on Tuesday, February … Continue reading

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Urge EPA to Protect Farmworkers

From the Pesticide Action Network of North America (http://www.panna.org/): 20 years is a long time. Yep, that’s how long it’s been since EPA first created the only rules protecting the country’s 2 million farmworkers from on-the-job exposure to harmful pesticides. … Continue reading

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California Proposition Says Yes to Redemption, Yes to Second Chance

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): In an historic move that will have repercussions throughout the country, Californians passed Proposition 47! California is the first state in the nation to end felony sentencing for non-serious and nonviolent crimes such as … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Act to Help Immigrants

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action Now: Send a letter to President Obama urging him to take immediate action to help aspiring Americans who are suffering under our failed immigration system at http://www.civilrights.org/action_center/president-obama.html. In … Continue reading

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Major Civil Rights Organizations Come Together to Demand Closing of Public School Opportunity Gaps

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/major-civil-rights-organizations-come-together-to-demand-closing-of-public-school-opportunity-gaps/ Eleven of our nation’s most prominent national civil rights organizations released a strong statement on Tuesday to support new investments in the public schools, the institution these groups call “the backbone of our democracy.”  The statement is … Continue reading

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Americans in Struggle Film Series

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/): Celebrating the struggles of the American people that have made us the nation we are today. Tuesdays at 6 PM Community College of Philadelphia, Winnet Student Life Building, 17th below Spring Garden, Room S … Continue reading

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Join Virtual Faith Summit to Kick Off Let My People Vote—September 4, National

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): With pain and unrest in Ferguson, gridlock on immigration reform, and historic inequality of wealth in America, it has never been clearer that in our democracy some voices are being heard and others are … Continue reading

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A Call for More Than Judicial Remedies to the Killing of African American Boys and Men

Regardless of your tradition, this is a thoughtful piece. By the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II Director, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness is the voice of Presbyterian public policy and advocates … Continue reading

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