Monthly Archives: January 2012

2012 5K Run for Clean Air Registration Is Open; Register Now and Save—April 21, Philadelphia

From the Clean Air Council (http://www.cleanair.org/): The 31st Annual 5K Run for Clean Air and Earth Day Celebration (http://www.5krunforcleanair.org/) will take place April 21st, 2012. The course starts at the Philadelphia Art Museum and runs along Martin Luther King Drive. … Continue reading

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Solitary Confinement in Virginia

By Washington Post Editorial Board, Published: January 15 DEEP IN THE HEART of Virginia coal country sits a mountaintop prison, its remote location an outward expression of the plight of the inhabitants inside. Some 500 of its 745 inmates are … Continue reading

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Representation Without Taxation: Fortune 500 Companies that Spend Big on Lobbying and Avoid Taxes

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org): Two years ago, the Supreme Court’s Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision opened the floodgates to corporate influence in our political system. A new report from U.S. PIRG and Citizens for Tax Justice … Continue reading

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Please Sign the Clean Air Promise

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PA-IPL) defines itself as “communities of faith responding to climate change.”  More specifically they are a community of congregations, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith responding to climate … Continue reading

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Responding to Child Sexual Abuse: Legal, Medical, and Ethical Perspectives

Tuesday, January 24 6:00–8:00 p.m. Greg Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building The event will cover the issues related to: legal definition of child abuse in PA; PA’s mandatory reporting law; dynamics of child sexual abuse; and the ethical conflicts of … Continue reading

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Doomed to Repeat History

PennFuture Facts, Vol. 14, No. 2 – January 18, 2012 (http://my.pennfuture.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=42981.0) Winston Churchill said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Unfortunately, this appears to be the path Pennsylvania is traveling on — led by … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts for Nonprofits in an Election Year—January 31, Webinar

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): January 31st, 2012 2:00 – 3:15 pm ET Register at https://chn.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=10753. The Coalition on Human Needs, the Half in Ten Campaign, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Children’s Leadership Council have … Continue reading

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Choose Compassion Consumption

From the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (http://www.uusc.org): With the launch of our Choose Compassionate Consumption campaign this fall, UUSC supporters joined together to form a powerful block of consumer advocates. In October, we targeted Hershey and the use of child … Continue reading

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Science Funding Slashed Under Corbett Administration

Shared by the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition (http://www.paforestcoalition.org/): NPR State Impact Scott Detrow January 18, 2012 Mem­bers of Penn­syl­va­nia Gov. Tom Corbett’s admin­is­tra­tion rou­tinely insist their Mar­cel­lus Shale drilling pol­icy is based on science. But doc­u­ments obtained by StateIm­pact Penn­syl­va­nia, as … Continue reading

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