Monthly Archives: June 2010

News and Action Summary for Friday, June 25

This is an especially busy time. Please don’t feel overwhelmed!   Check out the Actions, Events, Opportunities, 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 … Continue reading

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Support Campaign Finance Reform for Pennsylvania NOW

Pennsylvanians have been waiting a long time for campaign finance reform. The state legislature needs to protect our elections, our government and our citizens from the abuses inflicted upon us by the power of unlimited campaign contributions. Thirty-nine other states … Continue reading

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Some Budget Negotiators put Cuts to Pre-K Counts, Head Start & Child Care in Play–Take Action Now

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Events are moving fast in Harrisburg and we need your help TODAY!   Negotiators are closing in on a budget deal and some negotiators have put cuts to Child Care Works and Keystone … Continue reading

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Support Reducing Mercury Contamination

From the Stop Seafood Contamination Campaign (http://na.oceana.org/en/our-work/stop-ocean-pollution/mercury/overview):   Next week the Senate Environment and Public Works committee is set to vote on S. 1428 the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act, and Oceana is trying to gather as much support as possible … Continue reading

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One Step Back for Clean Water

Penn Future Facts: Vol. 12, No. 13 – June 23, 2010   Go to http://www.pennfuture.org/UserFiles/PDFs/vol12no13_062310.pdf for a printable copy   We’ve taken some major steps forward in the long effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The states in the … Continue reading

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U.S. Scores Dead Last Again in Healthcare Study

Maggie Fox, Reuters Health, June 23, 2010 (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65M0SU20100623)   WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system, according to a … Continue reading

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Rally Against Budget Cuts—July 1, Philadelphia

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Budget Coalition (http://pabudgetnow.wordpress.com/) is holding a rally against budget cuts.   WHEN: Thursday July 1, Noon WHERE: Philadelphia City Hall, Dilworth Plaza (15th Street Side)   The Vote for Homes! Coalition is marching to the rally. If you … Continue reading

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The New Metropolis Screening—June 30, Lancaster

From Good Schools Pennsylvania (http://www.goodschoolspa.org)   The New Metropolis Broken in the Box: How to Fix Pennsylvania’s Communities   America’s “first” suburbs, those suburban communities built next to America’s urban centers, were once the birthplace of the American Dream. Seeking … Continue reading

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House Passes Legislation to Reform Special Education

From Good Schools Pennsylvania (http://www.goodschoolspa.org) and the Pennsylvania Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   Good Schools Pennsylvania applauded members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today for overwhelmingly passing House Bill 704 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0704), legislation to reform the way the commonwealth funds … Continue reading

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Taylor Branch: Forty Years after Martin Luther King: Looking Ahead—September 29, Lancaster

From Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness (http://www.lancasterinterchurchpeacewitness.org):   SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS STELLAR EVENT! (and pass the word to your friends and associates)   Bright Side Opportunities Center, in collaboration with Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness and Lancaster Literary Guild, is … Continue reading

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