Call on the President to Protect the Standing Rock Reservation

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): On the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, a sacred gathering has grown. Thousands of people have travelled to the Standing Rock Reservation to stand in solidarity with our Native brothers and … Continued

New Federal Guidance: Align Resources to Support Low-Income Students

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From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): NOV 15, 2016 By Lauren Walizer and Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield Today, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King announced a joint guidance letter highlighting how student supports (such as access to public benefits, student aid, child care, and delivery strategies … Continued

Voters Increase Minimum Wage, Guarantee Paid Sick Time for Millions of Workers

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/in-focus/voters-increase-minimum-wage-guarantee-paid-sick-time-for-millions-of-workers NOV 15, 2016 By Zoe Ziliak Michel While the public has been focused on the presidential race, last week’s election also included ballot initiatives affecting millions of working people. Across the country, in both red and blue states, … Continued

Helpful Information from the Women’s Refugee Commission

Sharing resources provided by the Women’s Refugee Commission that could be helpful for your organizations in the near future… Make a Plan: Migrant Parents’ Guide to Preventing Family Separation: https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/rights/gbv/resources/1031-make-a-plan-migrant-parents-guide-to-preventing-family-separation-english. ICE’s Parental Interests Directive: Helping Families Caught Between the Immigration and … Continued

Join the Sanctuary Movement to Resist Deportations & Discrimination

Take the pledge at https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/petitions/we-pledge-to-resist-deportation-and-discrimination-through-sanctuary. As the newly elected administration makes plans to deport millions, register Muslims, and roll back anti-discrimination policies – we must stand up as communities of faith to say: NOT IN OUR HOUSE. From Rev. Alison … Continued

The Implications of Marginal Food Security

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/11/16/implications-marginal-food-security/#.WCyODLIrIdU By Melissa Roark November 16, 2016 If you work in the anti-poverty field, it is likely that you’ve heard of food security and food insecurity, but hidden between the two categories is another subcategory: marginal food security. What makes a household … Continued

Sniffing Out Gas Leaks in Pittsburgh

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-16/environment/sniffing-out-gas-leaks-in-pittsburgh/a54988-1 November 16, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Google Street View cars have mapped gas leaks in pipelines in 11 U.S. cities so far. (Environmental Defense Fund) PITTSBURGH – A … Continued

Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center on IFO Five-Year Economic and Budget Outlook Report

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier made the following statement following the Independent Fiscal Office release of their Five Year Economic and Budget Outlook: “The herculean efforts of the Governor … Continued

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