Monthly Archives: March 2016

The 2015-16 Pennsylvania Budget is Not One to Celebrate–Tell Your Legislators How You Feel

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): Governor Wolf announced that he will allow HB 1801, the most recent budget passed by the legislature, to become law without his signature. The math does not add up in the budget; it is … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for March 24, 2016

Download a pdf version of the March 24, 2016 News and Action Summary! News Summary 3-24-16

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News Posts, March 24, 2016

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Wolf to Allow Republican Budget to Become Law, Warns of Looming Crisis Huge Victory for American Consumers: Senate Rejects DARK Act EQAT, POWER Join to Push PECO to … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—March 24, 2016

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Working Families PA Field Director

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Fifth Annual Freedom Seder—April 19, Harrisburg

Download flyer Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Addressing the Questions:  Why is There Racism, Anti-Semitism and  Xenophobia-Fear of the Other?  Beth El Temple, the Interdenominational Ministers Conference (IMC), the Rabbinic Advisory Council and the Religion and Society Center will … Continue reading

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Support High Quality Stream Designation for 207 Miles of PA Streams

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Recently, the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed designating 207 miles of streams in the Delaware, Susquehanna, and Ohio River basins as High Quality (HQ). The HQ designation would help these waters avoid degradation from future … Continue reading

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Urge World Leaders to Sign/Ratify Paris Agreement; Sign the Interfaith Climate Statement

In 30 days, we’ve got an incredible opportunity in the fight against climate change. World leaders are being invited to a special signing ceremony for the Paris Climate Agreement in New York on April 22 – Earth Day. Right now the … Continue reading

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Report Says Stop and Frisk Abuses Continue in Philadelphia Despite Settlement

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-23/criminal-justice/report-says-stop-and-frisk-abuses-continue-despite-settlement/a50993-1 March 23, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Police continue to stop and frisk pedestrians without suspicion and disproportionately target minorities, according to a new report. In … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency in Pennsylvania: Cutting Energy Costs, Combating Climate Change, and Creating Jobs

Posted at http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mszybist/energy_efficiency_easing_penns.html By: Mark Szybist Published: March 14, 2016 An unusual coalition of businesses and efficiency-minded groups, including NRDC, has written to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf urging him to take steps to ramp up efficiency investments to cut pollution and continue to … Continue reading

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Working Families PA Field Director

Organization:  PA Working Families Primary Category:  Organizing Coordinator Type of Position:  Full-Time Education Requirement:  High School/GED Experience Requirement: 2-5 years Working Families Working Families is a progressive grassroots party that fights for social, economic, and racial justice- and wins. Our … Continue reading

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