Category Archives: families

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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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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