Monthly Archives: March 2015

Beyond a New School Funding Formula: Lifting Student Achievement to Grow Pennsylvania’s Economy—May 6, Harrisburg

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 am to 10 am 7:30 am: Light Breakfast Fare and Registration 8:00 am: Program Where: Harrisburg University Auditorium, Harrisburg, PA               (Strawberry Square) Opening remarks by Neil D. Theobald, President, … Continue reading

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Congress Heard Your Voice; Bipartisan CHIP Bill Passes—Say Thanks to Your Rep, Urge Senators to Support

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth ( Your phone calls urging your Representative to fund CHIP as-is worked! The U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the … Continue reading

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Penn Brief on PA School Funding Policy: Three Things You Need to Know

Posted at Mar 27, 2015 03:33 pm | Waslala Miranda Last November, the University of Pennsylvania’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) released a policy brief on how money matters in school funding, especially in large, urban school … Continue reading

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Big-Bank Bad Guys Bully Democracy – And Blow It

From the Campaign for America’s Future ( Posted at March 30, 2015 By Richard Eskow For so-called “masters of the universe,” Wall Street executives sure seem touchy about criticism. It seems they don’t like being painted as the bad guys. But if they don’t like being criticized, why do so many of them keep behaving like B-movie villains? … Continue reading

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Melting Ice Slows Down Ocean Circulation

The Atlantic Conveyor Belt is a system of ocean currents that bring warm temperatures and important nutrients to the waters off of East Coast America and Western Europe. But as global warming melts ice in Greenland, the influx of fresh … Continue reading

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Environmental Rights Symposium—April 12, Harrisburg

Location:  Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St. Harrisburg PA Time:  3:00 PM   Free parking at the Market Street garage The panel: John Childe – Attorney for Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation, PEDF. Franklin Kury – The author of Article … Continue reading

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Urge CFPB to Close Potential Payday Lender Loopholes

From the PICO National Network ( It started with a broken ankle and a $500 payday loan. It ended in a three-year ordeal that cost Elliott – a Marine Corps veteran – his wife, and five daughters more than $30,000 … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for March 27, 2015

Download a pdf version of the March 27, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 3-27-15

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News Posts, March 27, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Politically Active Corporations Spend Billions on Lobbying and Campaign Contributions Senate Democrats Consider Raising Their Minimum Wage Proposal to $12 Two-Generational Strategies Can Help Fathers, Too High Number … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—March 27, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Early Head Start Director—Maternity Care Coalition

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