Bureau of Appeals Says Berks Detention Center License Should be Reinstated—Tell the Governor to #ShutDownBerks

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Last week we got word that the Bureau of Appeals decided that because the PA DHS had licensed the Berks Detention Center for many years, and the County spent money to expand, … Continued

More Support for Family Caregivers in PA

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-20/senior-issues/more-support-for-family-caregivers-in-pa/a57359-1 April 20, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Hospitals must tell caregivers about discharge plans and give training for home care. (agilemktg1/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Family caregivers in Pennsylvania now … Continued

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Small Business Support for FAMILY Act

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/in-focus/new-poll-shows-overwhelming-small-business-support-for-family-act Mar 30, 2017 By Liz Ben-Ishai Small businesses would welcome a paid family and medical leave insurance program, according to a new poll by Small Business Majority (SBM) and Center for American Progress (CAP). The poll finds that 70 percent … Continued

Report: 102 Pennsylvanians Were Killed by Domestic Violence Last Year

From the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.pcadv.org/): Illustration via PCADV’s 2016 Fatality Report. 102 people were killed by domestic violence in Pennsylvania last year, according to a new report released by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Fifty-six of … Continued