Monthly Archives: June 2012

Estimated Annual Cost of Child Homelessness in Pennsylvania – $40,079 Per Child!

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org): This new report authored by Dr. Staci Perlman and People’s Emergency Center shows that the societal cost of childhood homelessness reaches well beyond the cost of providing housing. An examination of thirteen cost categories … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for June 15, 2012

Download a pdf version of the June 15, 2012 News and Action Summary! News Summary 6-15-12

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News Posts—June 15, 2012

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Update: Paycheck Fairness Act: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11212 Neo-Vouchers: The New Corporate Tax Subsidy: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11309 Cracker Plant Tax Credit Expensive for Taxpayers While Promising Few Permanent Jobs: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11286 Citizens Take Down … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—June 15, 2012

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Congressional Hearing on Solitary Confinement to be Held on June 19—Join Fast in Support: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11291 Free Mammograms in Philadelphia! http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11207

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Newly Posted Resources—June 15, 2012

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: New Book: Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11203 PathWays PA’s Financial Resource Guide: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11227

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Advocacy Positions Available—June 15, 2012

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy: Families USA Seeking Senior Field Associate: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=11188

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Neo-Vouchers: The New Corporate Tax Subsidy

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org): Posted at http://www.ctj.org/taxjusticedigest/archive/2012/06/neo-vouchers_the_new_corporate.php June 14, 2012 10:33 AM NOTE: Pennsylvania has been doing this for a number of years. It’s called the “Educational Improvement Tax Credit.” A description of the program is at http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-finder/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc. … Continue reading

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Ensure Minimum Wage and Overtime for Home Care Workers

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): As incredible as it sounds, some senators want to block the Department of Labor from making sure that home care workers are paid a minimum wage and receive overtime benefits when they work more than … Continue reading

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Congressional Hearing on Solitary Confinement to be Held on June 19—Join Fast in Support

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Exciting news!  The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights will hold the first-ever Congressional hearing on solitary confinement on Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m.  Lift your … Continue reading

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