Category Archives: Global Issues

Urge Congress to Vote in Favor of the Iran Nuclear Deal

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): It is quiet now, but in just under two weeks Congress returns to work. Their first order of business, the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran. That makes these last days of summer … Continue reading

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Understanding the Iran Deal with Zia Mian—September 3, Philadelphia

Thursday 3 September | 7 PM Germantown Friends School, Yarnall Auditorium, 31 West Coulter Street, Germantown/Philadelphia 19144 Been seeing those ads on TV?  It’s really time to understand the peace agreement with Iran, and who’s trying to wreck it!   What are … Continue reading

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Proposal Would Block Inverted Companies from Receiving Government Contracts

Posted at http://www.foreffectivegov.org/blog/proposal-would-block-inverted-companies-receiving-government-contracts by Jessica Schieder, 5/8/2015 Corporations that have reclassified themselves as “foreign-owned” received approximately $1 billion in federal contracts over the last five years. These companies profit from American tax dollars despite avoiding U.S. taxes themselves. That could … Continue reading

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Day of Action on U.S. Drone Strikes—May 15, National

Friday, May 15, 2015 Call the Capitol switchboard toll free at (877) 429-0678 Ask for your Representative and Senators Casey and Toomey. Tell the offices you are concerned about drone strikes. NOTE: You can also call the offices directly—find contact information at https://hq.salsalabs.com/https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5415/getLocal.jsp. … Continue reading

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International Women’s Conference: The Status of Women at Home and Abroad—March 22, Summerdale (Harrisburg)

Top Issues 2015: The Status of Women at Home and Abroad 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. March 22, 2015 Central Penn College, 600 Valley Rd, Summerdale, PA 17093 Purchase Tickets at http://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/annual-womens-conference/ Local, national and international experts discuss the top … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Stand Up for Diplomacy

From Peace Action (http://www.peace-action.org): The 114th Congress convened in Washington this week, with many Members eager to express their hawkish foreign policy views, especially when it comes to Iran. Please ask our Senators to stand up for diplomacy in the … Continue reading

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Richest 1% Percent To Have More Than Rest of Humanity Combined

Published on Monday, January 19, 2015 by Common Dreams New Oxfam report shows the scale of global inequality is ‘simply staggering’ By Jon Queally, staff writer (Graphic: Oxfam International) In less than two years, if current trends continued unchecked, the … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Stand Up for Diplomacy

From Peace Action (http://peace-action.org/): The 114th Congress convened in Washington this week, with many Members eager to express their hawkish foreign policy views, especially when it comes to Iran. Please ask your Senators to stand up for diplomacy in the … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day—January 11, National

Just a reminder that Sunday, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day-a day dedicated to raising concern about sexual slavery and labor trafficking worldwide.  It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking … Continue reading

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Support the Global Food Security Act and Small Scale Food Producers

From Action Aid (http://www.actionaidusa.org): In the next two weeks, one of the most important bills of the year will be put in front of Congress – and we need your help to get it passed! More than 800 million people … Continue reading

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