Monthly Archives: August 2009

Open Interfaith Letter Sent to Pennsylvania Legislators Calling for Budget Compromise

On August 25, 2009, an open interfaith letter was sent to all Pennsylvania legislators calling for a rapid and fair compromise on a budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The basic letter is printed below. The letter was also sent … Continue reading

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People of Faith Support Health Care Reform!

On August 19, around 140,000 people listened to a conference call with faith leaders and President Obama!   Take action on health care reform now at http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=1104.   According to Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org), the response to the … Continue reading

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Act Now to Call for Real Health Care Reform

The time is now—we, as people of faith, need to join together and raise our voices for REAL health care reform NOW. Well-funded and orchestrated efforts by those who wish to defeat reform by shouting down reform advocates at town … Continue reading

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A Personal Call to Advocate for Real Health Care Reform from Sojourners’ Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis of Sojourners writes:   (see also Three Moral Issues of Health Care at http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&issue=soj0909&article=three-moral-issues-of-health-care)   I am setting aside the formal columns, blogs, and interviews that are typical of my weekly communications and choosing instead to send you … Continue reading

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Families USA Resources on Making the Case for Health Care Reform

As health insurance reform heats up, it’s so important that the American people understand what’s in it for them. Families USA is pleased to announce the release of four new pieces that help communicate how health insurance reform helps seniors, … Continue reading

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1Payer.org Launches Person-to-Person Calling Campaign to Promote Single Payer Health Care

1Payer.org has launched Person-to-Person, which works on the idea that direct contact is the most effective way to convince someone about single payer health care, which they refer to as Medicare For All.  The tool asks you to contact ten … Continue reading

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White House Launches Website to Address Rumors and Misconceptions about Health Care Reform

The White House has recently launched www.WhiteHouse.gov/realitycheck to address the many rumors and misconceptions about health care reform that are floating around the internet and at town hall events around the country. You can find the information below, and much … Continue reading

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Expanded Gambling Poised to Pass in Committee–Call Your Legislators to Say No

Call your Pennsylvania Senator and Representative AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to let them know that you oppose expansion of gambling in the form of either table games or video poker machines. Tell them that gambling is wrong for Pennsylvania and … Continue reading

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Seniors Only Gain–and Lose Nothing–In Health Care Reform

Florida’s Community Health Action Information Network (http://www.floridachain.org) says it’s essential to get all the facts about the health care reform proposals now being discussed in Congress. Opponents are attacking the effort, but their criticisms are misleading and often completely inaccurate. They … Continue reading

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Fear, Facts and Faith—a call to ACT NOW from Faithful Reform in Health Care

Fear works. The opposition knows it.  And they are using it to their advantage.  Just a few short weeks ago our fear was the cost of doing nothing – in terms of both human suffering and economic peril. We were … Continue reading

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