Tag Archives: vulnerable persons

Join 40 Days of Faithful Action Supporting the Pope’s Message of Love and Compassion

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): In less than two weeks, Pope Francis will land in the United States. In his words and actions, he will embody a faith that speaks to and stands with people on the “peripheries” of … 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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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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Pennsylvania House Approves $27.3 Billion Budget–Take Action for a Better Budget

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   The Pennsylvania House budget plan (HB 1485; http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1485) includes deep cuts to schools, health and human services for vulnerable people. The House voted 109-92 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/RC/Public/rc_view_action2.cfm?sess_yr=2011&sess_ind=0&rc_body=H&rc_nbr=365) to approve a state budget that … Continue reading

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