Monthly Archives: January 2010

National Faith Call-In Day for Health Care—Monday, January 25

Toll-free number: 1-888-797-8717* (connects to the U.S. Capitol Switchboard)   Send an e-mail, too, at http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5415/t/5044/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=2020.   Share this message using Facebook and Twitter!   “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Rev. … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, January 22

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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Urge Your PA Representative to Support Creating a Housing Trust Fund

The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliance.org) has informed us that HB 60, the PA Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Act (PHARE, at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0060) is moving NOW.   Please contact your Representative as soon as possible to urge him/her to enact … Continue reading

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Grace Goes to Prison

NOTE: The author of this book, Melanie G. Snyder, will be speaking with the Council’s Commission on Public Witness at a meeting in February.   From the Pennsylvania Prison Society’s (http://www.prisonsociety.org) Winter 2009 Correctional Forum:   Grace Goes to Prison … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s Prisons “Bursting at the Seams”

The Council has not weighed in on this specific issue, but it does beg several questions. Why is Pennsylvania’s prison population continuing to rise? Is Pennsylvania imprisoning persons who don’t need to be imprisoned, or who would be better served … Continue reading

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Reforming our Nation’s Chemical Policy—It’s a Matter of Faith

The Council’s Public Witness Ministry will begin soon to engage in some work to reduce the levels of toxic substances in our environment that endanger the lives of people and nature. We will be working with the National Council of … Continue reading

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Support a Consumer Financial Protection Agency NOW

From the National Council of La Raza (http://www.nclr.org/):   The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) recently launched a petition campaign supporting the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). We have collected roughly 600 signatures and hope to … Continue reading

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Support Proposed Standards to Protect PA’s Drinking Water

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board has recently proposed new standards (http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol39/39-45/2065.html) which would protect our drinking water from wastewaters created by manufacturing, abandoned and active mines, and natural gas drilling. We need you to speak out … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Support Extending Unemployment Benefits

Please consider taking action—extending unemployment benefits is critical for those who remain unemployed in a economy where finding employment is a difficult prospect, at best.   From the National Employment Law Project (http://www.nelp.org):   Congress comes back into session this … Continue reading

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Urge House & Senate Leaders to Protect Children’s Health Care

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   Thank you so much for all your good efforts to get Sen. Bob Casey’s Children’s CHIP Amendment passed in the Senate. Although there was never a vote on the amendment, Sen. Bob Casey … Continue reading

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