Category Archives: Election/Voting Issues

Voting Toolkits

From the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative (http://www.faithendpoverty.org/): NOTE: This year’s election is on November 4—IT IS YOUR DUTY TO VOTE! We have gathered links to some great voting toolkits for you from our denominational and state ecumenical partners and friends! Some … Continue reading

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Get the Facts on Education Job Losses & PA Job Growth

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): The Keystone Research Center has distributed two new fact sheets on topics that have been the subject of controversy in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate: Pennsylvania’s job-growth ranking and the number of jobs lost in public … Continue reading

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Where Do Your Candidates Stand on Torture?

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): 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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Council Offers Questionnaire for Pennsylvania Candidates–Learn Where Your Candidates Stand

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches’ Ministry of Public Witness is sending a comprehensive questionnaire to gubernatorial candidates Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf. Issues addressed include Pennsylvania’s economy, minimum wage, human needs, public education, environment, criminal justice, health care, payday lending, … 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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Tax Policy and the Race for the Governor’s Mansion: Pennsylvania Edition

Posted at http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2014/08/tax_policy_and_the_race_for_th_8.php#.U_zc5_ldVqU August 21, 2014 11:59 AM By Sebastian Johnson, State Policy Fellow at ITEP Voters in 36 states will be choosing governors this November. Over the next several months, the Tax Justice Blog will be highlighting 2014 gubernatorial races … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Restore the Voting Rights Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Sign our petition at http://www.civilrights.org/action_center/petition-comments/vraa-petition.html and tell Congress the time is now to protect voters. Restore the VRA today. Over a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting … Continue reading

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Help Needed to Mobilize Immigrant Vote

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): 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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Celebrate National Voter Registration Day: Planning Call—August 7, National

Thursday,August 7th at 2:00pm Eastern On September 23, 2014, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will celebrate the third annual National Voter Registration Day. In its first two years, over 1,000 organizations and 10,000 volunteers registered more than … Continue reading

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