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Election 2012: What About Pennsylvania’s Children?

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/27966-1. (08/20/12) HARRISBURG, Pa. – So far, the 2012 presidential race has focused variously on unemployment, job creation, tax cuts, the candidates’ tax returns, even the London Olympics. What’s missing? The executive director … Continue reading

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Final Budget Takes a Step Toward Reinvesting in People and Communities, But Leaves Our Most Vulnerable Citizens Behind

HARRISBURG, PA (June 29, 2012) – Stephen Drachler and Peg Dierkers, co-chairs of the Better Choices for Pennsylvania Coalition, issued the following statement on the final 2012-13 budget: “The final budget restores some of the cuts proposed by the governor. … Continue reading

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Learn About Gubernatorial Candidates’ Plans for Education

From the Education Policy and Leadership Center (http://www.eplc.org):   Both candidates for Governor have released plans for education.  Here are links to their education plans.   To read Dan Onorato’s plan for Pre-K – 12 education go to http://voteonorato.com/system/storage/59/286/Pre_K-12_Education_Pan.pdf. To … Continue reading

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Help Needed Now for Growing Number of Children in Poverty

From Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   At least one in four children was poor in nearly 190 counties in 39 states in 2009, a time of severe recession. In 33 counties in 17 states, at least one in three children … Continue reading

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One Nation Working Together—October 2, Washington, DC

For more information about the event and bus availability from Pennsylvania, go to http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=4874. Our Dream Is Simple…It’s The American Dream.   Join us on 10.2.10 as we rally for Jobs, Justice & Education   Who? Our People. It is … Continue reading

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Census Poverty Numbers: It’s About So Much More than the Data

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org):   This morning (September 16) the U.S. Census Bureau released annual income, poverty and health coverage statistics. Roughly 43.6 million people and more than 20 percent of all children live in poverty. CLASP experts offer varying commentary … Continue reading

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One Nation Working Together March/Rally—October 2, Washington, DC

From One Nation Working Together (http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org):   On October 2, 2010 a broad range of civil rights, labor, faith, youth, environmental, immigrant rights, women’s rights and other organizations will lead a national mobilization. We are asking people of conscience from … Continue reading

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Act Now to Protect Students from Unmanageable Debt

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   The U.S. Department of Education has proposed new rules to protect students and taxpayers from career education programs that do not provide students with the education or training they need and to protect students from … Continue reading

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