Monthly Archives: August 2013

News and Action Summary for August 30, 2013

Download a pdf version of the August 30, 2013 News and Action Summary! News Summary 8-30-13

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Newly Posted Resources—August 30, 2013

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Government Pushes Local and Culturally Appropriate Food http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16332

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—August 30, 2013

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Breakfast Changes Lives—Help Map School Breakfast Programs http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16334

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News Posts, August 30, 2013

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: No Child Left Behind Waiver Request Approved for Pennsylvania http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16337 Indictment Exposes Pennsylvania Cyber Charter Scam http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16343 Proposed PA Regs Inadequately Protect Public Lands from Drilling http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16348 State … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—August 30, 2013

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy: Outreach and Engagement Director—Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=16345

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Urge the EPA to Stand Up for Clean Water

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org): The Clean Water Act is under attack once again. This time the culprits are Kentucky regulators who are trying to rewrite the rules so the coal mining industry can dump even more toxic selenium pollution … Continue reading

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State of Working PA: Slowing Job Growth, Falling Wages Impede Recovery

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): PA, recognized recently for having high rates of upward mobility, could see a reversal unless policymakers respond to growing worker discontent and recommit to broadly shared prosperity HARRISBURG, PA (August 28, 2013) — On the … Continue reading

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The Ongoing March for Economic Equality and Opportunity

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans made history at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march was organized by civil rights, labor, and religious organizations because so many Americans were … Continue reading

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Proposed PA Regs Inadequately Protect Public Lands from Drilling

Posted at http://johnhquigley.blogspot.com/2013/08/proposed-pa-regs-inadequately-protect.html Yesterday, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board approved – over industry objections – a modest update of Pennsylvania’s drilling regulations.  While it contains some good provisions like requiring identification of abandoned wells, others, in my view, leave a lot to be desired. I want to focus … Continue reading

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Outreach and Engagement Director—Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC)

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) is a non-partisan research and advocacy project that provides budget and fiscal analysis and public education in support of policies to improve the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Pennsylvanians. PBPC’s … Continue reading

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