Monthly Archives: January 2014

Today is National Call in Day to Save Emergency Unemployment Compensation: Call Senator Toomey

Call Senator Toomey at (202) 224-4254 and tell him to vote YES on extending Emergency Unemployment Benefits.  Let him know that Pennsylvania voters care about the plight of over 90,000 families in our state whose benefits have been cut off … Continue reading

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Take Action Now to Restore Unemployment Insurance

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Congress allowed emergency unemployment insurance to expire at the end of 2013, leaving 1.6 million Americans without a vital economic lifeline. Never before has Congress allowed unemployment insurance, or UI, extensions to expire with long-term … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for January 17, 2014

Download a pdf version of the January 17, 2014 News and Action Summary! News Summary 1-17-14

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News Posts, January 17, 2014

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Commonwealth Court Rules Pennsylvania Photo ID Law Unconstitutional Learn More About Congress’ Omnibus Spending Bill Walmart Signs Historic Agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers Oxfam Food Index Assesses … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—January 17, 2014

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Hunger: A Matter of the Heart—Resource for Lent How Much Do You Really Know about Poverty in the United States? Resources on The War on Poverty—Gathered in One … Continue reading

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Imagine: 2014 Housing Policy Conference & Lobby Day—April 27-30, Washington, DC

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): Join with us as we imagine a time when no parent has to choose between rent and buying a child’s winter coat, when no family has to sleep in a car, when … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Court Rules Pennsylvania Photo ID Law Unconstitutional

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org/): Today is an historic day for Pennsylvania voters. Today (January 17) the Commonwealth Court ruled that Pennsylvania’s voter identification law is unconstitutional (http://www.pilcop.org/judge-rules-voter-id-law-unconstitutional/). Pennsylvania citizens will not need to show photo … Continue reading

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Walmart Signs Historic Agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers

From National Farm Worker Ministry (http://www.nfwm.org/): Corporate giant, Walmart, just joined the Fair Food Program by signing a historic agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)! Learn more at http://ciw-online.org/2014/01/16/walmart/. National Farm Worker Ministry congratulates the tomato pickers of Immokalee on their … Continue reading

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Learn More About Congress’ Omnibus Spending Bill

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): This week, lawmakers introduced a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill (http://nationalpriorities.org/blog/2014/01/14/who-won-and-lost-2014-budget/) that will finally complete the budgeting process for the federal government’s fiscal year 2014, which began back on Oct. 1. The bill abides … Continue reading

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Support the EPA’s New Standards on Carbon Pollution

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): For the first time ever, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. We’ve seen the disastrous effects of climate change on public health, our communities, and our … Continue reading

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