Monthly Archives: February 2013

News and Action Summary for March 1, 2013

Download a pdf version of the March 1, 2013 News and Action Summary! News Summary 3-1-13

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News Posts, March 1, 2013

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Imagine…A Minimum Wage Your Daughter Could Live On: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=14054

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Advocacy Positions Available—March 1, 2013

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy: Immigration Positions—Justice for Our Neighbors: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=14029

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Newly Posted Resources—March 1, 2013

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Everything You Wanted/Needed to Know About Sequester, Compassionate Budget: http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=14006

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Cover the Commonwealth with Medicaid Expansion

From Project H.O.M.E. (http://www.projecthome.org): Right now, Pennsylvania has a historic opportunity to offer 800,000 Pennsylvanians health insurance through Medicaid Expansion. This will provide peace of mind for thousands of low-income families and individuals, AND create hundreds of jobs, save the … Continue reading

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Imagine…A Minimum Wage Your Daughter Could Live On

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/february/imaginea-minimum-wage-your-daughter-could-live By Stephen Herzenberg The Australian minimum wage this year is $15.96 per hour. I know this mostly because my daughter lives in Melbourne these days (not forever, I hope). When she arrived there 18 months ago, she … Continue reading

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Oppose Fast-Tracking the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): President Obama has claimed that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/trade-policies/tpp-potential-trade-policy-problems/) will “boost American exports, support Americans jobs and level the playing field.” Please take action now at http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1034/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12495 to let Congress know you don’t buy … Continue reading

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Tell Congress the Time for Climate Action is Now

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): President Barack Obama delivered a crystal clear message to Congress and the nation in his State of the Union address: the time for climate action is now. By making a strong climate statement … Continue reading

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Ground for Hope-Long Island—March 10, Long Island, NY

From GreenFaith (http://greenfaith.org): Picture a broad interfaith rainbow of hundreds of lay leaders, seminarians and clergy. GreenFaith’s Fletcher Harper delivers a religious response to Superstorm Sandy.  Skilled presenters share resources and wisdom to empower faith communities for environmental action. Join … Continue reading

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Say No to House Substitute for Senate’s Bipartisan VAWA

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Please call your U.S. House member (202-224-3121) and urge him/her to Vote NO on the House Republican substitute for the bi-partisan Senate VAWA bill (S.47; http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s47). The House bill intentionally … Continue reading

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