Two Months After Nation’s Deadliest Mass Shooting, GOP House Passes ‘Dangerous’ Bill to Undermine Local Gun Control Laws

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/12/06/two-months-after-nations-deadliest-mass-shooting-gop-house-passes-dangerous-bill Published on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 by Common Dreams “If this bill becomes law, the body count of innocent victims killed by concealed carry permit holders will only rise.” By Julia Conley, staff writer People scramble for … Continued

Learn About the Federal Judicial Crisis—How Judges are Chosen, Confirmed, and Why It Matters

BCTV | Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:03 pm League of Women Voters Presents (Berks County TV) hosts Kadida Kenner from Why Courts Matter Pennsylvania, who gives information on how federal judges are picked (with Jenn Hanf). http://www.bctv.org/videos/league-of-women-voters-presents/html_e846e9f9-3a16-5386-bb9e-3fe203a934d6.html

Help Build the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

From the Kairos Center (https://kairoscenter.org/): Our nation needs a moral revival. Systemic racism. Poverty. A war economy. Ecological destruction. A distorted national morality. These enmeshed evils are tearing apart the country’s social fabric. That’s why today, poor and disenfranchised people, … Continued

Act to Protect the Johnson Amendment in Conference Committee

From Americans United for Separation of Church and State (http://www.au.org): Thank you to everyone who contacted your Senators last week! You raised your voice, and a damaging provision to repeal the Johnson Amendment stayed out of the Senate tax plan. … Continued

Tell Congress: Protect Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Private Activity Bonds in Tax Bills

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Tax reform bills have now passed the House and Senate. These bills treat resources for affordable housing production differently. The Senate Bill retains the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Private Activity Bonds … Continued

Faith Leaders Strongly Disapprove of Trump Administration Decision to Diminish Utah National Monuments

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): (Washington, DC) President Trump has signed a presidential proclamation to diminish the size of Bears Ears National Monument by more than 85 percent, and a presidential proclamation to reduce Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by about half. With these proclamations, … Continued

Allowing Muslim Ban to Go into Effect, US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Trump

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/12/04/allowing-muslim-ban-go-effect-us-supreme-court-rules-favor-trump Published on Monday, December 04, 2017 by Common Dreams In a 7-2 decision, justices lift lower-court rulings that had imposed injunction against discriminatory travel and immigration policy By Common Dreams staff A woman wearing a hijab stands … Continued