Category Archives: Resources

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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State and Local Immigration: Toolkit for Action

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Check out this toolkit on Immigration at the State and Local Level! As issues on immigration are jammed up in courts and won’t move in Congress this year, there are still many active fights … Continue reading

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Am I Eligible? Public Service Loan Forgiveness 101—April 28, Webinar

If there were a way to make your student loan repayments more manageable and your student debt forgiven you’d want to know about it, right? That’s why we’ve launched a new information clearinghouse – http://forgivemystudentdebt.org/. In my work campaigning for … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation (Action and Resource)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Scroll to end for highlighted actions and resources. By Marian Wright Edelman Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside … Continue reading

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Holy Week Devotions on Immigration

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): On behalf of the Holy Days & Holidays Team of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we are grateful to present a 6 day set of devotions for Holy Week which have just been posted on … Continue reading

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New Interactive Map/Report: Reducing Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): Did you know 84,000 chemicals are registered for use in American products? You might think that they’ve all been tested for safety. You would be wrong. The federal government started comprehensively regulating chemicals … Continue reading

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