Monthly Archives: December 2011

Some Important Actions that Are Needed Now…and More

This alert is going out today because several items need attention now. Please consider taking one or more of the following actions. Urge Your State Senator to Pass a Strong Drilling Bill to Protect Pennsylvanians This week, the Pennsylvania Senate is debating … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Pass a Simple Extension of the Federal Unemployment Insurance Program

From Interfaith Worker Justice ( This week the House of Reps. voted to pass HR 3630 (, the misleadingly named Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. Now it goes to the Senate. The bill extends the payroll tax … Continue reading

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Health Care Fellowships—deadlines January 10 and January 27

From Families USA ( The Villers Fellowship: deadline January 10, 2012 The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice ( was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, founder and president of Families USA. Each year, the Villers Fellow works in our … Continue reading

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A Superintendent Calls School Reformers’ Bluff

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ ( Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/12/2011 at By Valerie Strauss This was written by John Kuhn, the superintendent of a small public school district in … Continue reading

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Detaining Immigrants: A Lucrative Industry

Shared by Faith in Public Life ( By: Miguel De La Torre Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 6:04 am Posted at Our currently dysfunctional immigration system will not change anytime soon because detaining the undocumented is a billion-dollar industry. … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Vote NO on Voter ID Bill

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition ( House Bill 934 (, a bill requiring voters to show government-issued ID every time they vote, passed the Senate State Government on Monday, December 12 and may be voted on in the … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Senator to Pass a Strong Drilling Bill to Protect Pennsylvanians

From PennFuture ( This week, the Pennsylvania Senate is debating another weak natural gas drilling bill. The current bill does not go far enough in protecting Pennsylvania families and businesses. But we have an opportunity to improve the bill through amendments. Go to … Continue reading

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News Posts—December 2, 2011

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: The Poor, the Near Poor and You The Price of Intolerance Young People Standing Up for Themselves and for Our Nation

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Advocacy Positions Available—December 2, 2011

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy: Positions Available with United Methodist General Board of Church & Society—December deadlines

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