Category Archives: families

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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Helping Low-Income Families by Bringing Programs Together: Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): By Olivia Golden Earlier this month, I had the chance to testify in the latest of four Congressional hearings that Chairman Paul Ryan of the House Committee on the Budget has held about the War on Poverty, … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Insurance is Vital to American Workers and Their Families: Tell Us Your Story Today!

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): In addition to providing the foundation for a secure retirement, Social Security protects nearly all American workers and their families in the event that they experience a life-changing disability or illness before retirement. More than … Continue reading

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Report: PA Gets Failing Grade in Help for Working Parents

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-06-25/childrens-issues/report-pa-gets-failing-grade-in-help-for-working-parents/a40143-1 (06/25/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania gets a “D” in a new report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn’t support – new parents and families, with policies that encourage paid time … Continue reading

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Contact Your Elected Officials in Harrisburg and Remind Them “Paid Sick Days are Important”!

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): HB1796, a bill that would help survivors of domestic violence, is currently being used as a vehicle to preempt local governments from passing any type of paid leave policies such as paid family leave and paid … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunity: Respite Care for Families of Special Needs Children

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University with funding from Pennsylvania Department of Health is accepting applications from Faith-Based and Community organizations for mini grants up to $5000 to develop or expand a volunteer respite program for families of children with special healthcare needs, including … Continue reading

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Host a Screening: Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert—March 17

Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert offers the deeply personal, unvarnished, and moving story of Katrina Gilbert, a single mom of three, whose daily struggles illuminate the challenges faced by the 42 million women who are … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Supporting Paid Family and Medical Leave

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Twenty-one years ago, the National Partnership achieved one of its greatest victories when the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) became the law of the land. We were the driving force … Continue reading

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