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Build a Better Budget and Share It with Your Legislators

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): Build a Better Budget (http://www.buildabetterbudget.org/) lets you select federal spending and revenue choices that reflect your own priorities for our nation. The game is based on the real budget proposals that are under debate … Continue reading

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Sign Religious Leader Letter Calling for Faithful Alternatives to Current Budget and Tax Systems

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html): Congress has been debating cutting one poverty assistance program or another. Yet, there has been little conversation about changing the systems that create and perpetuate poverty. The NCC, along with interfaith … Continue reading

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Federal Budget 101

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): Many of the National Priorities Project’s fans on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nationalpriorities) were shocked to see that 57 percent of the discretionary budget funds the military. Want to know more about where your tax dollars go? … Continue reading

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Call Senator Toomey on October 4-5 to Urge Adoption of a Faithful Budget that Protects All People

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html):   In the face of the nation’s fiscal and employment crises, Congress needs to hear your voice: a moral voice of reason, calling for love of neighbor.   Twelve legislators, known … Continue reading

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Build a Better Budget

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/):   Do you want to learn more about what’s going on in Washington? Would you like to share your thoughts about our government’s spending priorities with Congress?   The new “Build a Better Budget” … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Congress and the President: Put the Needs of “the Least of These” First in the Budget and Deficit Debate

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html):   The following letter will be hand delivered to Congress and sent to the President. Find sign on information below.   As a person of faith committed to justice for all … Continue reading

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Call-In Days, July 13-15—Urge PA Senators to Protect Vulnerable Families

Take Action Now: Join our National Budget Call-In Days on Wednesday, July 13 through Friday, July 15. Call Senators Casey and Toomey toll-free at 888-907-1485.   Alternatively, you can call their offices directly—find contact information at the following locations:   Senator … Continue reading

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School Vouchers, Protecting Vulnerable at the Federal Level

The Pennsylvania Senate approved the budget negotiated among the two General Assembly chambers and the governor yesterday (June 28—see link at end of message). They are still seeking to include school voucher legislation in the package. This budget will cause … Continue reading

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Call PA’s Senators and Your Representative TODAY in Support of Anti-Hunger Programs

From Bread for the World (http://www.bread.org):   Today, more than 300 Bread for the World members from around the country are visiting their representatives in Congress to support millions of hungry and poor people who need the anti-hunger and poverty … Continue reading

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Without Tax Increases, Federal Budget Burden Will Fall on Low-Income Families

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   In continuing talks between Republican leaders and the White House, there has been indication that a deal could involve a budget target and automatic spending cuts (“enforcement triggers”) if targets are … Continue reading

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