Category Archives: families

21 Million Moms Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/05/08/fact-of-the-week-21-million-moms-benefit-from-low-income-tax-credits/#.VVEI1vlVikq By Lecia Imbery May 8, 2015 Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day when we honor moms all around the country with cards, flowers, and small tokens of our thanks for all they do. A more … Continue reading

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Discussion—What Elected Officials Can Do to Help Working Families Succeed—May 4, Pittsburgh

From Making Work Pay PA (http://www.makingworkpaypa.org/): Monday, May 4, 12-2PM The May 4th Event registration is live: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-work-pay-pa-coalition-listening-forum-on-struggling-families-tickets-16600766339 The Making Work Pay PA Coalition invites you to a discussion about what our elected officials can do to ensure PA working families … Continue reading

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100-Day Fast for Family Values—March 20-June 30

From POWER (http://www.powerphiladelphia.org/): #FamilyValuesPA March 20th – June 30th About the Fast: Pennsylvania’s families are working as hard as we can to make ends meet and ensure our children have a chance to succeed. But whether we live in the … Continue reading

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Listening Tour for Working Families—April 17, Bethlehem

SAVE THE DATE April 17, 10am-12pm Making Work Pay PA invites you to a discussion about what working families need, and an opportunity to share and hear personal stories. Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem (map) The event … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support Paid Family Leave

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Paid leave is about time… time for family… time to care for a new child, help sick loved ones or handle a serious illness without sacrificing your income or your job. … Continue reading

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CNR Update: Summer Meals Act Would Help Close Hunger Gap for Millions of Children

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Washington, D.C. – March 3, 2015 – Child nutrition program reauthorization efforts have taken a strong step forward with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introducing The Summer Meals Act … Continue reading

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Job Schedules: Child Care and Subsidies—November 19, Conference Call

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Register now at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5728/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=12378 for Job Schedules: Child Care and Subsidies, a national audio conference that will be held on Wednesday, November 19, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET. This issue is being picked up in … Continue reading

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New Report Promotes “Two Generation” Approach to Family Well-Being

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-11-12/childrens-issues/new-report-promotes-two-generation-approach-to-family-well-being/a42823-1 Play Audio in Browser Window November 12, 2014 – Melinda Tuhus, Public News Service (PA) HARRISBURG, Pa. – New research shows the best way to help lower-income families become stronger is to provide programs that focus on … Continue reading

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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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