Monthly Archives: October 2014

News Posts, October 31, 2014

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Coalition Forms for Fair Education Funding How Pennsylvania Can Save Money by Investing in Pre-K Daniel Denvir Explains Why Cutting Health Care Benefits for Philly Teachers Will Hurt Schools … Continue reading

Posted in News Post Summaries | Leave a comment

News and Action Summary for October 31, 2014

Download a pdf version of the October 31, 2014 News and Action Summary! News Summary 10-31-14

Posted in News Summaries | Leave a comment

Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—October 31, 2014

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Ten Things You Need to Know About Sanctuary 2014—Fighting to Keep Families Together  

Posted in Opportunity Summaries | Leave a comment

Newly Posted Resources—October 31, 2014

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Infographic: Why Obamacare Enrollees Need to Take Action in the Months Ahead An Antidote to Attack Ads: AARP Voters’ Guide 2013-14 Environmental Scorecard Voting Toolkits AARP Foundation and … Continue reading

Posted in Resource Summaries | Leave a comment

Advocacy Positions Available—October 31, 2014

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate—Philadelphia Unemployment Project

Posted in Advocacy Jobs | Leave a comment

‘A Generation Cast Aside’: Child Poverty On Rise in World’s Richest Countries

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/28/generation-cast-aside-child-poverty-rise-worlds-richest-countries Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Common Dreams Since 2008, child poverty has increased in a majority of the 41 most affluent nations, UNICEF report finds By Sarah Lazare, staff writer UNICEF report finds erosion of … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Economic Justice, Global Issues | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Major Civil Rights Organizations Come Together to Demand Closing of Public School Opportunity Gaps

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/major-civil-rights-organizations-come-together-to-demand-closing-of-public-school-opportunity-gaps/ Eleven of our nation’s most prominent national civil rights organizations released a strong statement on Tuesday to support new investments in the public schools, the institution these groups call “the backbone of our democracy.”  The statement is … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Study Shows PA Almost Last in Funding for Higher Ed

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-28/budget-policy-and-priorities/study-shows-pa-almost-last-in-funding-for-higher-ed/a42488-2 October 28, 2014 – Melinda Tuhus, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new report shows the long slide in state funding for higher public higher education has continued over the … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged | Leave a comment

Pennsylvania Needs to Stop Shortchanging Its Future and Invest Smartly in Higher Education

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/october/pennsylvania-needs-stop-shortchanging-its-future-and-invest-smartly-higher-education Oct 27, 2014 01:29 pm | Stephen Herzenberg While there’s been a lot of focus recently on K-12 school funding cuts in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania higher education has experienced even larger state funding cuts in percentage terms. Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged | Leave a comment

National Survey Finds Bipartisan Majority Look to Government to Lead Much-Needed Fight Against Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Americans seeing and experiencing hunger Contacts: Jen Adach, FRAC, 202-986-2200 or jadach@frac.org Gary Mickelson, Tyson Foods, Inc., 479-290-6111 or gary.mickelson@tyson.com Washington, D.C. – October 28, 2014 – A new survey (pdf) finds … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Justice, Human Needs | Tagged , | Leave a comment