Monthly Archives: April 2009

Act Now to Make School Funding a Priority in PA

Help assure your local school receives the funds it is supposed to as a result of the federal stimulus package. Take action today and contact your local legislators to let them know how important public education funding is to you and … Continue reading

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Congress Passed the Budget Resolution on April 28–Time to Move Forward on Other Fronts

From the Coalition on Human Needs:   On Wednesday (April 28), Congress passed the Budget Resolution.   This very important step sets the stage for groundbreaking actions in health care reform and other investments to meet human needs.   Thanks.  … Continue reading

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Join the Campaign to Stop Video Poker and Other Gambling Expansion in Pennsylvania

STOP VIDEO POKER PA is asking you to join the battle to stop thousands of Pennsylvania restaurants and taverns from becoming mini-casinos.   There are two things you can do:   1)    Take action now by going to http://www.stopvideopokerpa.org/ to … Continue reading

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Voices of Experience and Reconciliation Tour

The voices that are most often heard around the issue of capital punishment are those of proponents that focus on the perpetrators of crimes, those that focus on a retributive system.  Little, if any attention and air time is given … Continue reading

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‘Eye for Eye’ Mentality Solves Little

By Tom Newman   Printed on Tuesday April 21, 2009, The Harrisburg Patriot News   I believed in the death penalty for years. There was a time that I wished all 50 states would follow Texas’ lead and put in … Continue reading

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Murder Victims’ Families Group and Death Penalty Alternatives Group Now Working Together

  Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR) and Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (PADP) are joining  together to seek to ensure that the perspectives and needs of all victims of violent crime are included in the public dialogue … Continue reading

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EPA Moving on Climate Change

Released 4/21/09:   In the first major move by the federal government to address climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions a threat to public health and welfare, setting the stage for potentially … Continue reading

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Interfaith Week of Prayer for Health Care for All

The largest faith-inspired mobilization to ever happen around health care reform will begin Friday, June 19.  It will feature an Interfaith Service of Witness and Prayer at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC on June 24, 2009, 4:00-8:00 pm.   The … Continue reading

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Health Care for All in Pennsylvania Will Save Millions

HealthCare4All PA has issued several updates of data indicating that publicly funded, privately delivered health care in Pennsylvania can save millions for Pennsylvanians.   Data gleaned from several counties in Pennsylvania shows what could be saved by implementing SB 400 and HB … Continue reading

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Support Public Education Funding–Maintain the Investment Started in 2008

Now is the time to put public education funding front and center and we need your help!   We must spread the message about how important it is for the General Assembly to maintain the current state investment in basic … Continue reading

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