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Tell Your Senators NO to Hijacking a Domestic Violence Bill with Gun Amendment

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): This just keeps getting worse and worse, and we need your help. The Pennsylvania Senate convenes this morning at 10:00AM for the last day of the legislative session. While we hoped that PA legislators … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Stop Amendment that Hurts Victims of Domestic Violence

From the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.pcadv.org): YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED! House Bill 1796 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1796) has been amended in Senate Local Government Committee adding language that would prohibit municipalities from requiring employers to provide forms of leave to employees unless otherwise … Continue reading

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PA Closer to Protecting Crime Victims from Nuisance Laws

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): January 17, 2014 From the PA Independent By Andrew Staub The state House has approved legislation barring municipalities from penalizing residents or landlords for calling police to their properties. Lawmakers want to avoid the … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution for Congress to Support Women

From Sojourners (http://www.sojo.net): Sojourners has a New Year’s resolution: We’re going to do even more to stick up for women and girls. In too many areas of society, women are shut out, put down, or unable to get ahead. It’s … Continue reading

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Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace; Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice—March 21-24, Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. – Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) announced today the theme for its 12th annual national gathering in Washington, D.C. on March 21-24, 2014.  On the heels of the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington and as military confrontation continues … Continue reading

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Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence

From Sojourners (http://www.sojo.net): By cutting funding for programs that prevent domestic violence and sexual assault by tens of millions of dollars this year, the arbitrary budget cuts known as “sequestration” are making it harder for vulnerable women to get the … Continue reading

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Say No to House Substitute for Senate’s Bipartisan VAWA

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Please call your U.S. House member (202-224-3121) and urge him/her to Vote NO on the House Republican substitute for the bi-partisan Senate VAWA bill (S.47; http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s47). The House bill intentionally … Continue reading

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Support Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): The Violence Against Women Act offers critical protections for immigrants and other survivors of domestic violence. The current law passed in 1994 and has been reauthorized twice since. Since abusers often exploit … Continue reading

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Take Action to Prevent Violence Against Women and Families

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Call your Members of Congress NOW and ask them not to cut funding for the Violence Against Women Act, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act and the … Continue reading

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Help Build a Movement to Prevent Domestic Violence! Organize a Screening Party

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Organize a Screening for ABC-TV Special on Intimate Partner Abuse!   For those of you in the United States, between Jan. 9 and March 1, local ABC-TV stations will … Continue reading

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