Category Archives: Resources

Poverty Fell in 2013; Children and Young Adults Still Face Greatest Risks

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): New Resources From CLASP Break Down the Numbers, Highlight Policy Solutions Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on poverty in 2013.  The data reveal that 14.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty—a small drop from … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Missouri: A Moment of Opportunity

From Everyday Democracy (http://www.everyday-democracy.org): Once again we find ourselves in this place – a place of tragedy, pain, outrage, frustration and confusion. One tragedy in Ferguson is that another mother, father, and community are experiencing a deep loss.  The life … Continue reading

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Resources Available for Labor Day Weekend for Worker Justice

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): It’s not too late to plan a Labor Day for Worker Justice event with your faith community. Every year, congregations, parishes and faith communities across the country invite workers, labor leaders and economic justice advocates … Continue reading

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New Report Series on How Medicaid Expansion Would Help States

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): Families USA recently released a new report series (http://familiesusa.org/product/expanding-health-coverage-working-individuals-and-families?src=HA) that explains how expanding Medicaid would give uninsured Americans access to affordable health insurance, create a healthier workforce, and strengthen state economies. The series focuses on 10 … Continue reading

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Seniors Poverty and Opportunity Profile—Taking Care of Seniors in the Future

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Today, 15 percent of American seniors—people ages 65 and older—are living in poverty in the United States, a disproportionate number of whom are women and people of color. By 2050, one-fifth of the total U.S. … Continue reading

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Immigration Pastoral and Advocacy Toolkits for August Recess

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Please see collection of toolkits from Interfaith Immigration organizations for August Recess: Pastoral Toolkit, Bulletin Inserts, Advocacy Toolkits at http://www.interfaithimmigration.org/resources/august-recess-actions/ Attached is a CWS+August+Toolkit As you know we are at a critical moment in the … 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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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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