Monthly Archives: May 2014

News and Action Summary for May 30, 2014

Download a pdf version of the May 30, 2014 News and Action Summary! News Summary 5-30-14

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News Posts, May 30, 2014

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Congress Requires Payment for Immigrant Detention Beds—Whether or Not They are Filled 75 Percent of Welfare Applications Denied Under New Pennsylvania Rules Leaving Homeless Person on the Streets: … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—May 30, 2014

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: TalkPoverty.org Launches to Provide Resources on Poverty Where Does the Money Come From?

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Race Unity Day—Harrisburg, June 8

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 5:00-8:00 p.m. City Island Pavilion, Harrisburg (near the boat docks—rain or shine) Bring your picnic supper and enjoy! Musical performances to promote religious, racial, and cultural harmony Poems and readings on the theme of “Unity in … Continue reading

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Groundswell Rising—Carlisle, June 6

Dickinson College Anita Tuvin Schlecter Auditorium 360 West Louther Street Carlisle, Pennsylvania 7 PM, Friday, June 6th, 2014 Renard Cohen, Director and Mark Lichty, Exec. Producer will present and discuss the film.  A panel of environmentalists will discuss the film … Continue reading

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Leaving Homeless Person on the Streets: $31,065. Giving them Housing: $10,051.

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/leaving-homeless-person-streets-31065-dollars-giving-them-housing-10051-dollars-1401291619 Even if you don’t think society has a moral obligation to care for the least among us, a new study underscores that we have a financial obligation to do so. Late last week, the Central Florida Commission … Continue reading

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Women’s Way Sponsors Women’s Issues Summit—Philadelphia, June 10

In partnership with the Women’s Center at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), Women’s Way will present its 10th Annual Women’s Issues Summit on Tuesday, June 10th from 8:30am to noon at CCP. The event provides an opportunity to network with peers … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Oppose Efforts to Restrict Guantanamo Transfers

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Please contact your Representative at http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2162/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15694 and ask him or her to vote against any effort to restrict transfers out of Guantanamo Bay.  Some of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay have been imprisoned … Continue reading

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Urge Your Senators to Restore Unemployment Insurance for Struggling American Families

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Congress has allowed emergency unemployment insurance to expire for more than five months. While the Senate passed a bipartisan agreement to extend unemployment benefits, House Republicans have refused to act. Their inaction has denied a … Continue reading

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Stunning Report Rejects School Closures, Charters, and Paternalism of School Reformers

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/stunning-report-rejects-school-closures-charters-and-paternalism-of-school-reformers/ Death by a Thousand Cuts: Racism, School Closures, and Public School Sabotage, a stunning report released this week by Journey for Justice (J4J), cuts through the ideological babble on school “reform” and lets us listen as “voices … Continue reading

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