Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Price of Intolerance

New York Times Editorial Published: November 27, 2011  It’s early yet for a full accounting of the economic damage Alabama has done to itself with its radical new immigration law. Farmers can tally the cost of crops left to rot … Continue reading

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The Poor, the Near Poor and You

New York Times Editorial Published: November 23, 2011 What is it like to be poor? Thankfully, most Americans do not know, at least not firsthand. And times are tough for the middle class. But everyone needs to recognize a chilling … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Casey to Oppose Amendment Forcing Pennsylvania to Honor Concealed Carry Permits from Other States

There is imminent potential for action in the US Senate to pass an amendment to a ‘must pass’ bill intended to force every state in the country to honor permits to carry concealed and loaded handguns issued by any other … Continue reading

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Urge Senators to Oppose Amendment that Would Revive Use of Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): An amendment offered by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to the National Defense Authorization Act would partially roll back President Obama’s executive order banning torture by undermining the list of permissible interrogation methods … Continue reading

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Faithful Budget Campaign Interfaith Vigils—November 21, Pittsburgh, November 22, Harrisburg

The reality of the U.S. fiscal situation calls us as faith communities to be strong voices and advocates for fiscal reform that is advanced through the lens of justice and the common good. We are called to speak for a … Continue reading

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Action Needed Now–Marcellus Shale, Health Care

Please act now on these very important issues. Action is expected TODAY on Marcellus Shale legislation that would eliminate a municipality’s ability to enact appropriate zoning related to gas drilling. Please make calls NOW. Urge Your PA Senator to Vote … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Consider Revenues as Well as Cuts in “Super Committee” Plan

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): The deadline for the “super committee” to agree on a deficit reduction plan is days away and Senator Toomey will help to shape that important agreement. Will they: make people wait until they’re … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Vote NO on Bad Marcellus Shale Legislation

From Clean Water Action (http://www.cleanwater.org): SB 1100 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=1100), was voted out of the Appropriations Committee last night and is headed for a floor vote this afternoon. Please call your Senator – and get others to call their Senators – immediately! … Continue reading

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Protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): With a little over one week remaining until the super committee must present their final plan to Congress, now is the time to step up the pressure on both the super committee and Congress to ensure … Continue reading

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Please Urge Housing Inclusion in the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): The Pennsylvania State House is debating a Marcellus Shale Impact Fee and housing is a PART of every proposal – but will it be good enough? Only if we weigh in. Here’s our position: … Continue reading

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