Category Archives: Resources

New Q&A on the Child Refugee Crisis

By Lecia Imbery July 30, 2014(AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool) There are many questions around the current child refugee crisis, including why the children are coming, what protections for them currently exist and what would happen if these protections are taken away, … Continue reading

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What Could We Afford to Fund if We Revised Our Tax Code?

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): A spate of so-called “inversions,” with companies moving their books overseas to avoid paying taxes in the United States, has revived attention to our troubled tax code. Tax breaks for corporations already siphon off … Continue reading

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New Issue Brief and Graphic on Pre-K in PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Stacy, a Pre-K for PA supporter from Havertown, attributes her daughter’s sense of confidence in elementary school to her pre-k experience. But Stacy’s own confidence in pre-k came only after switching her child to a … Continue reading

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New Report Finds Mixed News for Pennsylvania’s Children

One in five children in Pennsylvania lives in poverty, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book also found troubling data on the conditions children face on a daily basis.  The … Continue reading

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Kickstart Sharing in Your Neighborhood

From the Story of Stuff (http://storyofstuff.org/): Asking your neighbor over for tea can transform your life. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that simple, but starting small and building relationships with the people in your neighborhood is a great first step … Continue reading

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Fighting For Fairness: The Wage Gap in America—Infographic

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/fighting-fairness-wage-gap-america-1405871819 INFOGRAPHICWORLD / INFOGRAPHIC Published: Sunday 20 July 2014 Female workers make 77 cents for every dollar that male workers make. Learn more about the wage gap in America and what’s being done about it.

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A New Tool in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By Natalie Kramer July 14, 2014 In coordination with the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Oxfam America has released an indispensable tool for minimum wage and anti-poverty advocates’ tool box: an interactive map (http://policy-practice.oxfamamerica.org/work/poverty-in-the-us/minimum-wage-map/) with accompanying scorecards … Continue reading

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Voting & Health: 5 Reasons It’s Good For You

From Nonprofit Vote (http://www.nonprofitvote.org/): Strengthens Social Ties. Voting helps to strengthen our social ties, and feeling part of a close-knit society is in turn linked with greater quality of life and longevity. It’s Linked with Reports of Greater Health. People … Continue reading

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Two Blogs on Poverty and Human Needs

The TalkPoverty Blog:  A project of the Half in Ten Education Fund, you’ll find many must-read posts from experts and advocates at TalkPoverty Blog (http://talkpoverty.org/talkpoverty-blog/). Here are just two: The Full Employment Route to Poverty Reduction by Dean Baker, and … Continue reading

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Working Poor in America Interactive Map

From Oxfam America (http://www.oxfamamerica.org): Oxfam America just released a new minimum wage interactive tool (http://policy-practice.oxfamamerica.org/work/poverty-in-the-us/minimum-wage-map/) that maps the benefits of raising the minimum wage by congressional district and state. The map illustrates the percentages of low-wage workers who would benefit from a … Continue reading

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