Monthly Archives: November 2013

News and Action Summary for November 22, 2013

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Other Options Available To Help Families Find Health Coverage For Their Kids

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth ( While lawmakers in Washington bicker over problems with the federal online health insurance marketplace, the fact is, most families in Pennsylvania do not need the web site to get health coverage … Continue reading

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Sequester Cuts 300,000 Poor Families from Energy Assistance

Grim Outlook for the Winter Heating Season: Higher Prices, Declining Purchasing Power The National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA) representing the state directors of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) reported that the FY 2013 sequester prevented about … Continue reading

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Mend the Gap! Curriculum to Address Wealth Gap

From NETWORK ( All resources available at After the Mind the Gap! campaign, we know that not only is there a large wealth gap in our country, but that this gap continues to grow. Why does this matter? Because this concentration … Continue reading

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New Report: Impact of Federal Drug Ban on Welfare of Women and Children

From the Sentencing Project ( A new report by The Sentencing Project finds that the nation’s “war on drugs” posture of recent decades may have a devastating impact on the health and safety of women and children of color and … Continue reading

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Fair Minimum Wage Act: Growing Support to Raise the Minimum Wage

From the Coalition on Human Needs ( Millions of American workers work hard everyday for wages so low they cannot afford to take care of their families. One of the most disturbing trends of the slow post-recession recovery is the … Continue reading

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Walking Man Brings Message of Hope, Health to Pennsylvania

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at (11/13/13) PHILADELPHIA – In the past four years, George Throop has walked roughly 4,000 miles across the country, and this week his journey has brought him to Pennsylvania with a message of … Continue reading

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“Public Schools Shakedown” Website Exposes Privatizers

Posted at The forces undermining public education don’t really take the trouble to publicize what they are doing.  It is all very quiet and very well funded. And if, in polite conversation, you mention the likes of ALEC—or Jeb … Continue reading

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Take the “Raise Your Hand for Student Success” Pledge

Next week, the nation will celebrate American Education Week. This year’s theme, “Raise Your Hand for Student Success,” invites us all to play a role in supporting student growth and achievement. Students need educators, parents, and elected officials and community … Continue reading

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Voters Overwhelmingly Support a Nine Dollar Minimum Wage

Alan Pyke, ThinkProgress, News Investigation Three out of four Americans would vote for a $9 minimum wage if it were on the ballot, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Overall support is up by 5 percentage points from March. Gallup’s survey found … Continue reading

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