Monthly Archives: March 2011

Urge Senator Casey to Protect the Clean Air Act—Vote Expected Today (March 30)

For 40 years, the Clean Air Act has been protecting Americans’ health. Now, many in Congress want to weaken this law and stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from protecting our families from air pollution and heat-trapping gases that cause … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, March 25

This weekend is Ecumenical Advocacy Days!   Please watch over the next two weeks for more information about Pennsylvania’s budget and what you can do to advocate for a more just budget that doesn’t leave our most vulnerable residents behind. … Continue reading

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News Posts—March 25, 2011

Here are the most recently posted news articles:   What If We’re Not Broke? http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7837   Public Opinion Snapshot: Don’t Shut Down the Government, the Public Says http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7840   CTJ Director Robert McIntyre’s Testimony on Business Tax Subsidies http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7803   … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—March 25, 2011

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations:   NCC Eco-Justice Earth Day Resource Available http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7846   Plan for Torture Awareness Month in Your Congregation http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7806   2010 Local Census Results Released http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7800   Interactive Map … Continue reading

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Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining: Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org):   It will take more than luck to end mountaintop removal mining. We need you to help keep the Appalachian mountains green and their waters clean.   In just a few weeks, more than 150 … Continue reading

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The Cost of Energy

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   Download a pdf-formatted version of this issue at http://www.pennfuture.org/UserFiles/PDFs/vol13no06_031611.pdf.   The news out of Japan – an earthquake that registered 9.0 on the Richter scale, a tsunami of Biblical proportions, and now, multiple fires and meltdown … Continue reading

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The New Jim Crow

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):    By Marian Wright Edelman   “Jarvious Cotton cannot vote. Like his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, he has been denied the right to participate in our electoral democracy… Cotton’s great-great-grandfather could not vote … Continue reading

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NCC Eco-Justice Earth Day Resource Available

From the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program (http://nccecojustice.org):   The National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice has a new Earth Day resource for 2011 (online at: www.nccecojustice.org/resources/index.php#earthdaysundayresources), which is focused on community.   Note that Earth Day is on Good … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Protect the World’s Poorest

From ONE (http://www.one.org):   Recently a group of ONE members delivered a petition on Capitol Hill (with more than 124,000 signatures) that asks the Senate not to cut cost-effective, life-saving programs that fight HIV/AIDS, hunger and preventable disease—programs that make … Continue reading

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Public Opinion Snapshot: Don’t Shut Down the Government, the Public Says

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Ruy Texeira – Center for American Progress March 14, 2011   Conservatives are continuing their efforts to enact deep cuts in domestic spending and acting like they are willing to shut … Continue reading

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