Monthly Archives: August 2010

Support Tax Policies that Help Low and Moderate Income Families

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):     Congress is heading back to Washington in September with a number of important issues to resolve. On the top of their agenda are tax policies for low- and moderate-income Americans. As you’re … Continue reading

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The Time for Education Reform is Now

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   With the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on the horizon and the announcement this week that nine states and the District of Columbia have won Race to the Top … Continue reading

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Organize Your Faith Community to Host a Health Coverage Enrollment Drive

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   One in every ten children—8.1 million—in the United States is uninsured and two thirds of these children are eligible for CHIP and Medicaid but not enrolled because of state barriers to coverage. CHIP … Continue reading

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Protect Children, Not Guns 2010

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   With over 280 million guns in civilian hands, the terrible truth is that there is no place to hide from gun violence. Children and teens are not safe from gun violence at school, … Continue reading

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Learn More about the New Health Care Legislation in Upcoming Calls

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN, http://www.pahealthaccess.org):   Join PHAN to learn about the new health care legislation by signing up for upcoming calls:   Tues, Sept 07 – Everything You Didn’t Know Was In the Bill Tues, Sept … Continue reading

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Shaping a Marcellus Shale Tax that is Fair to Pennsylvanians

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   State lawmakers will return to Harrisburg in a few weeks and one of the major policy issues on their fall agenda is the passage of a severance tax on natural gas … Continue reading

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Environmental Run-Down: News, Resources, Fun Stuff

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   We’re hot as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore Bill McKibben, author, Eaarth:Making Life on Tough New Planet and co-founder of 350.org outlines steps to take in trying something else which might help … Continue reading

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SunRun Brings Pennsylvania Homeowners Clean Alternative to Utility Electricity

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):    SunRun launched in Pennsylvania, bringing homeowners the choice of clean, affordable electricity. SunRun offers solar service plans, similar to a lease, allowing homeowners to go solar for as little as $0 upfront after state rebates. More … Continue reading

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Register Today: What Women Need to Know for a Secure Retirement—September 8 & 16, Webinar

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   It’s tougher for women to achieve a secure retirement as women generally earn less than men and live longer. But there are steps you can take to prepare for retirement, whether you’ve just started working … Continue reading

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