In Wake of Orlando Shooting, America’s Faith Leaders Continue Push for Sentencing Reform

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): WASHINGTON, DC: Faith leaders from across the country converged today on the grounds of the US Capitol to pray for victims and families of the Orlando shooting and to pray that another issue … Continued

Urge Codification of Pause in Sale of Cluster Munitions to Saudi Arabia

From Peace Action (http://www.peace-action.org/): Last week, nearly 80 Peace Action staff and organizers from around the country met for three days on Capitol Hill to plan, share skills and most importantly, meet with their Senators and Representatives. The timing was … Continued

Please Read Bill Mathis’ Profound Reflection on the Public Purpose of Education in America

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/please-read-bill-mathis-profound-reflection-on-the-public-purpose-of-education-in-america/ According to his biography posted at the National Education Policy Center, “William J. Mathis is the managing director of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder and the former superintendent of schools for … Continued

Urge PA’s Senators to Support the Newly Enhanced Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): Recently senators from both sides of the aisle stood together as they announced new enhancements to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. The changes are designed to broaden even further the bi-partisan support this … Continued

Ask the Democratic and Republican Platform Committees to Stop TPP

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): We’ve long argued that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is so dangerous to the economy, the environment and public health that it must be rejected outright.  We need your help encouraging both … Continued