Monthly Archives: November 2010

Alternative Christmas Giving

From the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Seeking ways to celebrate the birth of Christ through alternative gift giving?  If so, we have put together a short list of options. Download our Alternative Christmas Ideas … Continue reading

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New Downloadable Resource on Domestic Violence

From the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Breaking the Silence is a GBCS resource on intimate partner violence for use by individuals or in small groups. It frames the issue of domestic violence within the Wesleyan quadrilateral … Continue reading

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How to Get Grocery Stores to Reopen

From Public News Service-PA (http://www.publicnewsservice.org):   November 12, 2010 PHILADELPHIA – Rural and urban grocery stores can be hard to find in Pennsylvania, sometimes located many miles from customers. Many Pennsylvanians end up living on high calorie, low nutrition fast … Continue reading

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Urge the Senate to Vote on a Severance Tax—Contact Your PA Senator ASAP!

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   Despite making a promise to Pennsylvania taxpayers that it would pass a severance tax this legislative session, the Pennsylvania Senate stalled, delayed, made up excuses—and ultimately skipped town without taking action. The Senate leadership also claimed it … Continue reading

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Calls Needed Now! Support Unemployment Benefit Extension, Equal Pay, Child Care/Head Start, and National Housing Trust Fund

Congress started its “lame duck” session today, and there is much unfinished business—most critically, an extension of unemployment benefits to support millions of Americans still struggling to find jobs in this difficult economy. However, all need support, and your help … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, November 12

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives has been shamed into coming back for a voting day on November 15—encourage votes on important legislation that day. There is also unfinished business in Washington—check out actions below.   Check out the Actions, Events, Opportunities … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Film Screening and Marcellus Shale Discussion with Adam Cutler, DEP Sec. John Hanger, and Others—November 17, Philadelphia

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   The Law Center is partnering with WHYY to present the Wednesday, November 17th Philadelphia premiere of Deep Down, a documentary exploring the debate around mountaintop removal mining in an Appalachian Kentucky town. The film will be … Continue reading

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Is Nuclear Energy an Environmentally Acceptable Answer?—November 18, Philadelphia

From the Clean Air Council (http://www.cleanair.org):   For many years the Philadelphia region has had difficulties meeting federal air quality standards under the Clean Air Act. As scientists improve their understanding of the impact air pollution has on our health, … Continue reading

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Bush’s Defense of Torture is ‘Incomprehensible,’ Writes NCC Chief in Huffington Post Blog

See http://www.ncccusa.org/news/101111kinnamonbush.html:   New Orleans, November 11, 2010 –The general secretary of the National Council of Churches has sharply challenged former President George W. Bush’s defense of torture during his administration.   His remarks appeared today via Religion News Service … Continue reading

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Call-in Day to Support Senate Passage of the National Criminal Justice Commission Act—November 16

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org):   In 2009, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, legislation that would create a bipartisan Commission to review and identify effective criminal justice policies and make recommendations for reform. The House … Continue reading

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