Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pennsylvania’s New Photo ID Requirement for Voters—Information and Resources for Congregations

As a service to our members and the wider faith community in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council of Churches is providing you with information concerning the new voter identification requirements and how to obtain the necessary photo ID in forms usable … Continue reading

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Sign Letter Urging End to Life Without Parole for Juveniles—Urgent!

Very briefly, the House Judiciary Committee is going to amend language on juvenile lifers into Senate Bill 850 (; a bill on cyberbullying) on Tuesday, September 25. That amendment will leave life without parole as an option for kids convicted … Continue reading

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News Posts—September 14, 2012

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Following Lost Decade, Pennsylvanians Earning Less Despite More Productive Economy: Bill Moyers—Invisible Americans Get the Silent Treatment: New Polling Data from FRAC Reveal Overwhelming Support for … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—September 14, 2012

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy: PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition is Hiring:

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—September 14, 2012

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Open a New CDF Freedom Schools® Site—Applications Due October 19:  

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Newly Posted Resources—September 14, 2012

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: 2012 Children’s Sabbath Manual Available: How the Electricity Grid Works: Following Lost Decade, Pennsylvanians Earning Less Despite More Productive Economy: The High Cost of Child … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for September 14, 2012

Download a pdf version of the September 14, 2012 News and Action Summary! News Summary 9-14-12

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Sign Petition Urging Clemency for Terrance Williams

Please Sign Petition for Clemency for Terrance Williams—Execution Scheduled for October 3 The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is preparing to execute Terrance “Terry” Williams on October 3, 2012, in spite of staunch opposition to his execution from the victim’s widow, five … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Telling Congress “Be Careful What You Cut”

From the Children’s Defense Fund ( The U.S. Census Bureau released new data that show poverty remains at record high levels. More than one in five children—16.1 million—were poor in 2011. Today, one in five children live in a food insecure … Continue reading

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