Category Archives: Human Rights

Sign Petition to End Employment and Housing Discrimination in PA

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org): We don’t need to remind you of the multiple examples of discrimination that have made the news in Pennsylvania in the last few weeks. However, the majority of the discrimination that goes on in the state … Continue reading

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What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America

Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-raushenbush/what-white-people-can-do-_b_5675759.html?utm_hp_ref=tw By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Executive Religion Editor, The Huffington Post Posted: 08/13/2014 4:18 pm EDT Updated: 4 hours ago ‘Can we switch for just one day?’ my friend Sean jokingly asked me as we were working out at the gym. … Continue reading

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Public Forums on Issues for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

We want to hear from you! The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University need your input about the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their … Continue reading

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Contact Congress to Support Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (http://www.elca.org): I John 3:18: “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” Contact your members of Congress at http://capwiz.com/elca/issues/alert/?alertid=63286196 to support unaccompanied minors at the border! On July … Continue reading

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Support Nondiscrimination in Employment and Housing

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org/): We have an opportunity to take big step toward full equality by passing SB/HB 300 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0300; http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0300), the state’s non-discrimination bill, this year–and we want to make it happen. Right now in most of Pennsylvania, it … Continue reading

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PA Human Trafficking Bill Headed for Passage

From the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (http://www.bcwac.org/): Senate Bill 75, an important piece of anti-human trafficking legislation introduced by Senators Greenleaf and Dinniman passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this past Tuesday, June 10th. Despite some changes that the … Continue reading

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Towards a Moral Economy: Is NOW the Time?

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/february/towards-moral-economy-now-time-0 Feb 11, 2014 10:53 am | Stephen Herzenberg The Philadelphia Daily News’ Will Bunch had an uplifting column Monday morning on the “Moral March” in Raleigh, N.C. this past weekend. It was the South’s largest protest march … Continue reading

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Call Our Senators to Support Closing Guantanamo

Provisions in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act would simplify the process for transferring detainees to other countries when doing so is in our national security interests.  They would also allow for temporary transfers for medical treatment and allow … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Support ENDA in Final Vote

The Senate reached 60 votes for cloture on Monday, and that number included Senator Toomey. The final vote will take place on Thursday, November 7, but Monday was a huge hurdle to cross. Senator Toomey still has some concerns about … Continue reading

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Thank Senator Toomey for Supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org): The Employment Non-discrimination Act just passed the most important hurdle in the Senate with a yes vote from Senator Toomey. Take a minute to say thank you to Senator Toomey. Call him today at 1-888-289-9228. After … Continue reading

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