Monthly Archives: February 2014

News and Action Summary for February 28, 2014

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News Posts, February 28, 2014

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: The President Dropped the “Chained CPI” from His Budget EPA Will Use Clean Water Act to Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska From California to the New York Island Top … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Premiere of Documentary Film High Power—March 3, Pittsburgh

Monday, March 3, 7:00 pm  followed by Lecture Discussion Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall) Carnegie Mellon University Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace has invited nuclear engineer-turned-environmentalist Pradeep Indulkar to show his film High Power. This documentary covers the health issues faced by residents of … Continue reading

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Taking Aim at Gun Violence: The Myth and Meaning of the Second Amendment—March 6, Philadelphia

Please join us on March 6, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the National Constitution Center for an in-depth discussion of current Second Amendment law and other developments in the fight to reduce gun violence in our community. This complimentary … Continue reading

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From California to the New York Island Top Incomes are on the Rise

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/february/california-new-york-island-top-incomes-are-rise Feb 18, 2014 11:56 pm | Mark Price Today the Economic Analysis Research Network released, The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State by Estelle Sommeiller of France and yours truly. With apologies to the … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Support the Smarter Sentencing Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: Send a letter to your senators (Casey and Toomey) and urge them to support criminal justice reform and the Smarter Sentencing Act, S. 1410, when it comes up … Continue reading

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SNAP, Unemployment Benefit Cuts Have Substantial Medical Repercussions

The New York Times, January 30, 2014 With SNAP and unemployment benefits targeted for cuts and “partisan arguments raging about budget deficits, fiscal restraint, entitlement fraud and economic recovery indicators[,]” the medical repercussions of these short-sighted funding decreases seem to … Continue reading

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Support EPA’s New Carbon Standards (in addition to postcards!)

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Please take a moment to voice your support for the EPA’s new standards on carbon pollution. For the first time ever, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to limit carbon pollution from new power … Continue reading

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National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend—March 13-17, National

February 17, 2014 – WASHINGTON – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to inform you that on March 13-16, faith communities across the country will participate in the National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. EAD … Continue reading

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True North: Creation Care Conversation with Dr. Seth Bible—March 10, Webinar

From GreenFaith (http://greenfaith.org): Monday, March 10, 8:00 pm ET Often, conversations among Evangelical Christians get bogged down in fruitless arguments about whether climate change is really happening or not.  Not a good use of time and energy. Dr. Seth Bible … Continue reading

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