Monthly Archives: January 2013

This Makes No Cents! Urge Congress to Support Fair Pay

From the National Partnership for Women and Families ( A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data conducted by the National Partnership shows that African American women and Latinas are suffering from a pervasive gender-based wage gap in the very … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversaries for Women and Families–Pledge to be an Advocate in 2013

From the National Partnership for Women and Families ( In 2013, we will celebrate noteworthy anniversaries of several historic advances for women and families. Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade; February … Continue reading

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#TalkPoverty Day of Action—Tomorrow, January 30th!

From the Coalition on Human Needs ( We were happy to hear the president #TalkPoverty last week—now let’s make the case for protecting these vital services! We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in … Continue reading

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News Posts—January 25, 2013

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Mind the Gap: Opting out of Medicaid Expansion Leaves Low-Income Families Behind: State and National Grades issued for Education Performance, Policy: Pennsylvania earns C+: About that … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—January 25, 2013

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: GreenFaith Certification for Congregations:

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News and Action Summary for January 25, 2013

Download a pdf version of the January 25, 2013 News and Action Summary! News Summary 1-25-13

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March on Washington for Gun Control—January 26, Washington, DC

From the Children’s Defense Fund ( We mark a grim milestone. Since the new Congress convened earlier this month, more than 1,000 children and teens have been shot by guns. A child or teen is shot every 30 minutes. What … Continue reading

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Call for Justice in Civil and Human Rights—January 30, Conference call

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights ( Please join The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for our first Calling for Justice national conference call of the year: The Next Chapter: Civil and Human Rights Priorities … Continue reading

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Demand Common Sense Reforms for Gun Laws

From CeaseFirePA ( 2013 is a year of action in Pennsylvania, because the only way we’ll successfully fight gun violence is by raising our voices and demanding common sense reforms to our laws. On January 23, an amazing coalition of … Continue reading

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About that Tsunami of Jobs …

Posted at (includes charts) Posted by Mark Price on January 8, 2013 4:13 pm The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) is out with a new count on the jobs created from natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Core … Continue reading

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