Monthly Archives: November 2012

Half in Ten Releases 2012 Annual Report: Tracking 21 Indicators of Poverty

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): In the coming weeks and months, Congress will consider the fate of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and the fate of critical health, nutrition, education, and income supports that provide a pathway to the … Continue reading

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New Poverty Analysis Shows Importance of Tax Credits, SNAP, and Unemployment Insurance

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): The U.S. Census Bureau released its Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM; http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p60-244.pdf) findings for 2011 last week, showing its research taking into account estimates of people’s income and expenditures that more accurately reflect current … Continue reading

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Send a Thanksgiving Message to Congress: Protect People in Poverty

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html): Many churches remember people living in poverty during holiday seasons by preparing and delivering food and gift baskets to those in the community who might otherwise go without. Some churches also … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—November 16, 2012

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Video: Alternatives to Black Friday: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=12805 Bailout ‘Of the People, By the People’ Exposes Bankers’ Greed: Help Erase Debt: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=12857

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News Posts—November 16, 2012

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Pennsylvania Among States with Fast-Growing Income Inequality: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=12892 Lobbyists Feign Budget ‘Fix’: Trojan Horse Filled with Corporate Tax Breaks: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=12810 Cyber-Charter Pupils Not Connecting Well on PA Tests: … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for November 16, 2012

Download a pdf version of the November 16, 2012 News and Action Summary! News Summary 11-16-12

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Pennsylvania Among States with Fast-Growing Income Inequality

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Middle- and low-income Pennsylvanians have fallen further behind top earners over past 30 years HARRISBURG, PA (November 15, 2012) — Income gaps widened in Pennsylvania between the late 1990s and the mid-2000s with earnings for … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Sixteen religious leaders will meet with White House staff on Tuesday, November 27 to urge the President to sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture. Please join us by signing … Continue reading

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Urge Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by the End of 2012

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Show your support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by visually displaying why you, your family, your friends, and your colleagues want Congress to pass VAWA NOW! Tweet pictures … Continue reading

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PICC Joins National Partners in Call for Swift Action on Immigration Reform

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition Joins National Partners in Call for Swift Action on Immigration Reform Last week’s election results have demonstrated the growing influence of Latino, Asian and immigrant voters across … Continue reading

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