Monthly Archives: February 2012

News and Action Summary for Friday, February 24, 2012

Check out the Actions, Events, Opportunities and Resources, and News Posts below-just click on the links under each category to get to the information. We’ve placed the most critical issues under Important Actions and Issues. To learn about how to … Continue reading

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News Posts—February 24, 2012

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Nearly 300,000 PA Children Living in High-Poverty Communities http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=10332 Combine and Cut: Governor’s Block Grant Plan for County Human Services http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=10266 End of Mortgage Assistance Could Undermine Economic … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—February 24, 2012

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: NAIN Young Adult Scholarship Application—April 15 Deadline http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=10249 Sign Up to Receive Daily Lenten Prayers from Words Matter http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=10253 PLURAL … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—February 24, 2011

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: 7 Weeks for Water: Lenten Campaign on “Economy of Water” http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=10287 About Tax Credits—A Great Way to Help Kids http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=10320 A REAL Spin-Free Zone–New PA Independent Fiscal Office … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—February 24, 2012

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy: Job Posting: Director of Administration and Mission Advancement, The Faith Action Network (FAN) of Washington State (Seattle) http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=10261

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Marcellus Shale and the Challenges of Intergovernmental Coordination—March 14, Pittsburgh

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): On March 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., a free forum on Marcellus Shale and the Challenges of Intergovernmental Coordination (http://palwv.org/shale/?page_id=14) will take place at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh (conveniently close to some of the … Continue reading

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A REAL Spin-Free Zone–New PA Independent Fiscal Office

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): With budget hearings underway and debates about state spending on the horizon, you can keep tabs on the Commonwealth’s economic health at the new Independent Fiscal Office (http://www.ifo.state.pa.us/index.cfm). The office, created last year by the General Assembly, … Continue reading

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Make Your Congregation Stronger by Going Green—March 10, Harrisburg

From the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ (http://www.pccucc.org): Many people in our community will be interested in congregations and faith groups that show they care for our earth and are being proactive about environmental mission and … Continue reading

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Nearly 300,000 PA Children Living in High-Poverty Communities

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): The number of Pennsylvania children living in high-poverty communities has grown since 2000, and about 1 in 9 commonwealth children – nearly 300,000 kids in all – live in high-poverty communities today, according to … Continue reading

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Meet with PA Legislators to Prevent Homelessness—March 7, Harrisburg

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Please join us in Harrisburg on Wednesday, March 7th to visit legislators to ask them not to cut homelessness prevention, but instead maintain the safety net for the most vulnerable people and keep what … Continue reading

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