Monthly Archives: September 2011

Building One Pennsylvania Public Meeting: Advancing an Agenda for Regional Change—October 27, Lancaster

For years, our communities have suffered from: unfair and high property taxes; crumbling infrastructure; declining schools; unfunded state and federal mandates.   Separately, our communities are losing the battle to reverse these trends.   Finally, we can change this … … Continue reading

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Community Action Forum for Marcellus Shale Gas—Upcoming Events

From www.CommunityActionLancaster.com:   Marcellus Shale Activist Training in Lancaster—October 5   The thousands of Marcellus Shale gas wells littering Pennsylvania are just the beginning. In the coming years, gas companies like ExxonMobil, Range Resources and others plan to drill tens … Continue reading

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GreenFaith, ENERGY STAR Energy Stewardship Webinar Series—October 10, 17, 24

From GreenFaith (http://greenfaith.org):   GreenFaith, with US EPA’s ENERGY STAR for Congregations Office, invites you to a free three-part webinar series – Energy Stewardship for Religious Facilities.  The series will take place on October 10th, 17th and 24th from 8:30-9:30 … Continue reading

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Call Senator Toomey on October 4-5 to Urge Adoption of a Faithful Budget that Protects All People

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html):   In the face of the nation’s fiscal and employment crises, Congress needs to hear your voice: a moral voice of reason, calling for love of neighbor.   Twelve legislators, known … Continue reading

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Ask Your State Representative to Co-Sponsor Comprehensive and Fair Drilling Tax Legislation

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   Please ask your state legislator to cosponsor the comprehensive and fair drilling tax proposal.   It is long past time for the Pennsylvania legislature to pass a drilling tax on deep gas drilling to invest in our … Continue reading

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PA Conference Against Torture—October 28-29, Harrisburg

PA Registration is open!   Go to: www.panetworkagainsttorture.org  to register   The conference will be held at: Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, 20 South Second Street, Harrisburg   This will be an opportunity for individuals and organizations in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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NCC Releases Four ‘Webisode’ Videos Promoting Quality Education for Children

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org):   New York, September 21, 2011 — Equal and quality education for all children is the focus of four brief web videos released today by the National Council of Churches.   The videos … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Pass the American Jobs Act

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/):   Earlier this month, President Barack Obama laid out his plan to put America back to work—the American Jobs Act. Tell Congress to pass it now at http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=167!   Earlier this month, two contributors to … Continue reading

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Take Action to Stop Fracking in the Delaware Basin

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/):   Benzene… surfactants and organic biocides… barium and other toxic metals… thorium, radium, and uranium. Would you drink water that contains these chemicals? Fracking for natural gas is expanding faster than the technology it … Continue reading

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Charter School Bill Relaxes Accountability; Removes Local Control

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   Senate Bill 904 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=0904), a new charter school bill before the General Assembly, would repeal Pennsylvania’s current charter school/cyber charter school law in its entirety, and replace it with new legislation that would … Continue reading

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