Monthly Archives: May 2013

News and Action Summary for May 31, 2013

Download a pdf version of the May 31, 2013 News and Action Summary! News Summary 5-31-13

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News Posts, May 31, 2013

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Public Spending Drought is Harming the Economy http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=15243 Half of America is in or Near Poverty—and It’s Getting Worse http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=15156 Fresh Take on Growing Inequality http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=15249 Money Woes … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—May 31, 2013

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Articles and Insights to Help Your Congregation Save Energy (and $) http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=15161

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CeaseFirePA and State Representatives Brendan and Kevin Boyle Call for Action on Gun Legislation—June 5, Harrisburg

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): CeaseFirePA is hosting a rally and we want you there. Mark your calendar for June 5th. More details below. WHO:  CeaseFirePA and State Representatives Brendan and Kevin Boyle Co Host Rally/Press Conference along with State Senator Lawrence … Continue reading

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Fresh Take on Growing Inequality

Posted at http://www.publicworks.org/enewsletter-may-2013.html#wr4 This piece by George Packer published in the New Yorker is a thoughtful reflection on the consequences of and solutions to America’s growing inequality. Packer writes: But when the results are distributed as unequally as they are at … Continue reading

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Public Spending Drought is Harming the Economy

Posted at http://www.publicworks.org/enewsletter-may-2013.html#pb1 This piece from The Atlantic does a good job of walking through the specifics of how public spending, or lack thereof, is hindering the economic recovery. The austere approach to public spending is dragging down, rather than … Continue reading

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Divest and Reinvest. Now. (Clean Energy)—June 20, Webinar

From GreenFaith (http://greenfaith.org): We’re deeply concerned that progress towards addressing climate change has stalled, while greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise – rapidly.  GreenFaith has carefully evaluated the movement to promote fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment in a clean energy … Continue reading

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Money Woes Worsen for Renters in Pennsylvania

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/32733-1 (05/31/13) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Just because you have a job doesn’t mean you can pay the rent in Pennsylvania. A new report from the nonprofit organization Center for Housing Policy shows an … Continue reading

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Child Abuse Reports Increase

The Pa. numbers were the highest in a decade. Officials cite “surge in awareness.” By Megan Rogers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER HARRISBURG — Reports of suspected child abuse rose 9 percent last year in Pennsylvania, reaching the highest number since the … Continue reading

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The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/russians-prove-small-scale-organic-can-feed-world-1369923601 Christina Sarich, Natural Society, News Analysis If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a thing or two about how to feed your family with little money. More importantly, you might know how to … Continue reading

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