Category Archives: families

Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Save Safety Net Programs Billions and Help Ensure Businesses Are Doing Their Fair Share

Read the rest of the report at http://www.epi.org/publication/safety-net-savings-from-raising-minimum-wage/ Introduction and executive summary More than five years have passed since the federal minimum wage was raised to its current level of $7.25 per hour. Over that time, the value of a minimum-wage … Continue reading

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Tell Your Senators NO to Hijacking a Domestic Violence Bill with Gun Amendment

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): This just keeps getting worse and worse, and we need your help. The Pennsylvania Senate convenes this morning at 10:00AM for the last day of the legislative session. While we hoped that PA legislators … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Pass the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act—Sign Petition

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Caring for a family member in need isn’t an option. Be it a child, a disabled family member or a senior in need of care, family is family. Every day, caregivers across the country sacrifice … Continue reading

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Protect Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

From First Focus: Campaign for Children (http://campaignforchildren.org/): Congress is at it again. This time, it’s more than $25 million in cuts to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, the primary assistance program for low-income families with children. Because three-fourths … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Vote for Child Care

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are set to take action NOW to ensure high-quality child care for children. They reached an agreement late last week on a bill to reauthorize … Continue reading

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Family Support Alliance Offers Front Porch Project Family Training—September 25 and December 2, Harrisburg

Have you ever seen a child in a store or restaurant having a meltdown and a parent having a meltdown of their own? Are children playing unsupervised in your neighborhood? Do you ever wonder what to do when you are … Continue reading

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Guide to FAQs on the Family and Medical Leave Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): The National Partnership for Women and Families drafted and led the fight for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which took effect 21 years ago today. To mark the occasion, … Continue reading

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Congress Looks to Cut Cost of Child Care

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-23/childrens-issues/congress-looks-to-cut-cost-of-child-care/a40703-1 (07/23/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the cost of child care in this country continues to grow, so does the chorus of voices calling on Congress to take action. For many working families, … Continue reading

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Support the Paycheck Fairness Act

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Women remain at a disadvantage when it comes to receiving equal pay for equal work. This was absurd in the 1960’s, and is beyond absurd in 2014. This inequity puts women behind on earnings for … Continue reading

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Thank Our Senators for Passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and Ask House to Follow Suit

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): From our friends at the National Skills Coalition Last week marked a landmark moment for the workforce field with the U.S Senate passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 after 11 years. Please consider taking … Continue reading

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