Monthly Archives: October 2009

News and Action Summary for Friday, October 30

Check out the Actions, Events, News Posts, and Resources below—just click on the links under each category to get to the information.   We understand that there is a lot of information here. Please know that you aren’t expected to … Continue reading

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Nationwide Faith Call-In Days for Health Care Reform: November 3-5

Toll-free number:  1-888-797-8717   Link to PDF flier and Talking Points and Tips: http://www.faithfulreform.org/storage/frhc/CallDays/call%20in%20days.novhouse.pdf   The time is now!   We’re moving closer and closer to health care reform!  The House of Representatives is expected to begin debate on its … Continue reading

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Single Payer Amendments to Health Reform Legislation in Danger—Calls Needed Now

We’ve just learned that the two single-payer amendments to the House healthcare bill that were promised a vote this fall, one introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (information available at http://www.healthcare-now.org/single-payer-state-option-threatened-in-house/) allowing states to implement single-payer systems on the state level, … Continue reading

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Call on Congress to Protect God’s Beloved Children in Health Care Reform

The Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org), supported by the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org), is calling all people of faith and the public of Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas to come out and tell your members of Congress to become champions … Continue reading

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Congregational Health Kit Available

Since 2007, the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org) has maintained a Health Task Force (HTF) as an active hub of ecumenical activity in which member communions join with each other and with organizations such as the Parish Nurse Association and … Continue reading

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Competitive Electricity Markets: Benefits for Consumers and the Environment

Title: Competitive Electricity Markets: Benefits for Consumers and the EnvironmentLocation: Harrisburg Hilton, Market Square, HarrisburgLink out: Click hereDescription: Admission is Free, but space is limited so register today to guarantee your seat. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration … Continue reading

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New Race and Criminal Justice Clearinghouse and Network

The Sentencing Project has just unveiled a new clearinghouse of information on race and the criminal justice system with over 400 references for books, articles, and reports on race and ethnicity as they interact with the criminal justice and juvenile … Continue reading

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Urge PA Senators and Your Representative to Cosponsor the 2009 Trade Act

The Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition (http://www.citizenstrade.org/paftc.php) is asking for our help to change the future of trade policy—see message below.   Last year, over 80 members of the U.S. House and Senate cosponsored landmark legislation setting forth a progressive vision … Continue reading

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PennFuture’s Annual Post Election Forum 2009–November 10, Harrisburg

Who will be the next governor of Pennsylvania? Will Arlen Specter be able to stave off challenges from Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey? Will the Democrats or the Republicans control the Pennsylvania House after next year’s elections? Come to PennFuture’s … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, October 23

Check out the Actions, Events, News Posts, and Resources below—just click on the links under each category to get to the information.   We understand that there is a lot of information here. Please know that you aren’t expected to … Continue reading

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