Monthly Archives: May 2015

News and Action Summary for May 29, 2015

Download a pdf version of the May 29, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 5-29-15

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News Posts, May 29, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Big Money Politics Distorts Public Education Policy Powerful Study Shows Why More State Dollars Are Needed For Schools

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Advocacy Positions Available—May 29, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Executive Director–Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light

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Newly Posted Resources—May 29, 2015

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Factory Farms Threaten Our Water, Air and Communities—Tell EPA to Implement Rules to Rein in Pollution

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Urge Improvements in Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Senate is expected to begin debate on the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, in June or July. It is critically important that improvements … Continue reading

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the Strong Start for America’s Children Act

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Strong Start for America’s Children Act introduced on May 19th by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representatives Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) highlights the continuing importance of increased investments … Continue reading

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Big Money Politics Distorts Public Education Policy

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/big-money-politics-distorts-public-education-policy/ Before 2002, when the federal testing law No Child Left Behind inserted the federal government deeply into the way public schools operate, it wasn’t so urgently important that people think about the role of Congress and the … Continue reading

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Years of Living Dangerously—June 5, Harrisburg

The final episode (9) of Years of Living Dangerously will be featured at our dinner theater on Friday, June 5, 2015. Location:   Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane Time:  6 to closing time Bring a dish to share (optional). … Continue reading

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Watch Video on Mountaintop Removal and Urge the President to End It

From Appalachian Voices (http://www.appvoices.org/): In a powerful new video by award-winning videographer Trip Jennings, Appalachians describe their hopes for ending mountaintop removal and their vision for a sustainable future for the region. Watch the video at http://appvoices.org/end-mountaintop-removal/act-now/ and take action … Continue reading

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Factory Farms Threaten Our Water, Air and Communities—Tell EPA to Implement Rules to Rein in Pollution

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Is There a Factory Farm Near You? Check Out the Map at http://www.factoryfarmmap.org/#animal:all;location:US;year:2012 to Find Out Did you know that animals on factory farms produce 13 times as much waste as that produced by … Continue reading

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