Monthly Archives: December 2012

Urge Congress and the President to Close Guantanamo

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): January 11, 2013 will be the 11th anniversary of the opening of the detention center at Guantanamo, and we need to redouble our efforts to close it. Please email your Members of … Continue reading

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More Americans Scraping by on $2 a Day

Posted by Jamar Thrasher at http://thirdandstate.org/2012/december/more-americans-scraping-2-day on December 14, 2012 3:20 pm A study by the University of Michigan’s National Poverty Center (http://npc.umich.edu/publications/policy_briefs/brief28/policybrief28.pdf) reports that more people are barely making ends meet in an era of too few jobs and a tattered safety net. … Continue reading

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Call for Moratorium on New Cyber Charter Schools in PA

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/29886-1 (12/17/12) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some Pennsylvania groups say cyber charter schools in the state aren’t making the grade, and they’re urging state education officials to impose a moratorium on any new ones. … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Restaurant Opportunity Center Diners Guide

Download the IPhone and Android App The ROC United National Diner’s Guide (http://rocunited.org/dinersguide/) rates more than 150 restaurants based on how they treat their employees such as earned sick days, hourly wages and advancement opportunities.

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

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Order Your 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming Kit Now: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=13145

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Newly Posted Resources—December 14, 2012

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Speaking Up for and Demanding Full-Day Kindergarten: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=12945 New Tax Credit Resources from the National Women’s Law Center: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=12968 Order Your 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming Kit … Continue reading

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News Posts—December 14, 2012

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: New Poverty Analysis Shows Importance of Tax Credits, SNAP, and Unemployment Insurance: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=12920 Heat and Eat: Crucial Program for PA Low-Income Households on the Line: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=12935 New FRAC … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for December 14, 2012

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

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Historic Court Ruling: CIA’s Rendition Program Clear Case of ‘Torture’

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Common Dreams Court’s verdict a ‘comprehensive condemnation of the worst aspects of the post-9/11 war on terror tactics’ – Beth Brogan, staff writer In what is hoped to be a seminal legal ruling, the … Continue reading

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An Auspicious Day—Senate Committee Adopts Report on CIA Use of Torture

By Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Executive Director, National Religious Campaign Against Torture Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-richard-l-killmer/an-auspicious-day_b_2296109.html Dec. 13, 2012 marked an auspicious day for members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and all Americans who oppose torture. The committee voted (with bipartisan support) … Continue reading

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