Environmental Resources for Children and Youth, Shared Sermons

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): On this Valentine’s day (OK, so it’s past, but it’s never too late!), we invite you to love the next generations.  Love them by loving their world, and also by celebrating their examples, … Continued

Paid Family and Medical Leave Means a Stronger Nation

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2018/02/07/17848/#.Wnyn-q6nEdU By National Partnership for Women & Families February 7, 2018 Editor’s note: This piece was written by Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. It was originally published on Medium and on the National Partnership’s blogon … Continued

Governor’s Budget Invests More in Early Learning, K-12, and Strong Parenting

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): We’re happy to report that Governor Wolf’s proposed 2018-19 includes substantial investments in early learning, K-12 education and efforts to support strong parenting. See line items related to children’s investments. Below is PPC’s recap … Continued

Tell Congress: Support Child Care for Working Families Act

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Delicious avocado toast isn’t why families are struggling financially (see picture!), as has been ridiculously proposed, but childcare…now THAT is an actual problem. It’s hard to believe that out of touch millionaires like Tim Gurner can … Continued

Sign Up to Lobby Governor Wolf this March to #EndFamilyDetention in PA

From the #ShutDownBerks Coalition (https://www.facebook.com/ShutDownBerksCoalition/): In the coming weeks, the Shut Down Berks Coalition will be organizing a month of lobbying to persuade Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to issue an Emergency Removal Order, thus ensuring no further families are held … Continued

Tell Congress to Support Affordable, High Quality Child Care

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Get any group of parents of young children together and the issue that comes up almost immediately (besides bedtime woes!) is the cost, concerns, and crisis of trying to find high-quality affordable childcare. And there is … Continued

Tell Secretary Purdue: No Rollbacks to Healthy School Meals

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): “Don’t play with our kids.” Michelle Obama’s statement – in response to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s declaration last year that he will roll back or delay key elements of the healthy school meal standards … Continued