Monthly Archives: March 2010

Stop the Cuts to Supplemental Security Payments—Join the Statewide Call-in Day on April 1

From the Coalition to Restore SSP Payments to Older PA Citizens & the Disabled (the Council is a member of this Coalition):   Call, Write, Fax, Visit your legislators on April 1st and tell them…No More Fooling Around! Urge them … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, March 26

Check out the Actions, Events, News Posts, and Resources below—just click on the links under each category to get to the information. We’ve placed the most critical issues under Important Actions and Issues. Other opportunities—such as scholarships, training, etc.—will be … Continue reading

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PA Health Reform Conference–April 25-26, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org):   This week (March 23), President Obama signed comprehensive health reform legislation into law, realizing a goal that many advocates have spent decades working toward.   This legislation is a big step toward … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Extend Unemployment and Health Care Benefits

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org):   On Tuesday President Obama signed the historic health care reform bill. David Leonhardt wrote in the New York Times, “The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government’s biggest attack on … Continue reading

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Earth Hour Vigil—March 27, Harrisburg

The public is invited to participate in a candle-light vigil to take place on the State Capitol Steps in Harrisburg during Earth Hour – 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 27, 2010. The event is sponsored by Harrisburg Interfaith Coalition … Continue reading

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Please Help: Your Support is Needed to Reduce Toxics in the Environment—by March 31

Dear Friends and Advocates,   We need your help! Please join in supporting Christian Principles concerning toxics in the environment and in sending a letter to Congress urging them to give the FDA authority to ensure cosmetic safety—IT’S A MATTER … Continue reading

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Push for Comprehensive and Compassionate Immigration Reform

From the United Church of Christ’s Justice and Witness Ministries:   Jesus had no place to lay his head. Neither do tens of millions of migrants, refugees and displaced persons. Here in the U.S. over 12 million immigrants are without … Continue reading

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A Personal Commitment to Social Justice is a Gift from God, Says Sister Prejean

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org):   (NOTE: The editor attended this speech—a real gift!)   Washington, March 21, 2010 — As delegates to Ecumenical Advocacy days re-gathered in their hotel after returning from the March for America on … Continue reading

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Making Wages Work—April 12, Philadelphia

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   Please join PathWays PA and other local nonprofit organizations at a resource fair for the release of our newest publication, Making Wages Work, which looks at the gaps between public benefits and wage adequacy.   … Continue reading

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Support Schumer/Graham Framework for Immigration Reform

From Philadelphia activist Pedro Rodriguez:   Yesterday (March 21), I was part of the quarter of a million strong March for America in Washington, DC. (NOTE: The editor was also at this rally/march.) I took part in this opening salvo … Continue reading

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