Category Archives: Resources

Children’s Budget 2015 Available for Download

From First Focus (http://campaignforchildren.org/): Children’s Budget 2015 (http://firstfocus.org/resources/report/childrens-budget-2015/), a new report from First Focus, is now available for download. The federal government makes more than 200 distinct investments in children each year. These include traditional children’s initiatives like education and … Continue reading

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Learn About “Life Under $10.10” and How Low Wage Workers Survive

From Working Families (http://workingfamilies.org/states/pennsylvania/): PA Working Families is launching a website called “Life Under $10.10″(http://lifeunder1010.com/) which tells stories of PA workers from various regions who make less than $10.10. Our hope is that this website will help publicize the stories … Continue reading

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Act to Help Undocumented Students in Pennsylvania

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Many undocumented students here in PA graduated this week and are not going to be able to attend college in the fall because they can’t afford the high out-of-state or international tuition rates charged … Continue reading

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New Film: Breaking Down the Box—Documentary on Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): As the grievous loss of Kalief Browder reveals, we must act with urgency to end the devastation of solitary confinement. To that end, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture announces the release … Continue reading

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Factory Farms Threaten Our Water, Air and Communities—Tell EPA to Implement Rules to Rein in Pollution

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Is There a Factory Farm Near You? Check Out the Map at http://www.factoryfarmmap.org/#animal:all;location:US;year:2012 to Find Out Did you know that animals on factory farms produce 13 times as much waste as that produced by … Continue reading

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June is Torture Awareness Month—Get Involved

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This June, as we commemorate Torture Awareness Month, we mark the 28th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture and honor the leadership of survivors of torture. We invite you to … Continue reading

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Check Out New Reports on Stopping Torture in U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We encourage you to share two new reports of vital importance to our work to stop torture in U.S. prisons, jails and detention centers: Solitary Confinement: Common Misconceptions and Emerging Safe Alternatives, … Continue reading

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Methane Emissions: A Short, Easy to Understand Video on a Climate Killer

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Posted at http://pffacts.blogspot.com/2015/05/methane-emissions-short-easy-to.html The conversation around how to deal with methane emissions is quickly heating up in Pennsylvania. As the fastest growing gas producing state in the nation, the rate of methane emissions and leaks being generated … Continue reading

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A Primer on Property Tax Relief in Pennsylvania

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Homestead Exemption vs. Millage Rate Cuts: Who Benefits Most Under Which Type of Relief Seniors and other taxpayers who own modestly priced homes benefit more from the homestead exemption than they would … Continue reading

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Learn How Mountaintop Removal Threatens Communities and Take Action

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org): Appalachian Voices has unveiled a powerful new tool in our ongoing effort to end mountaintop removal coal mining and the human suffering it causes. Explore the “Communities at Risk” interactive map at http://ilovemountains.org/communities-at-risk. We tapped … Continue reading

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