Calls Needed This Week—Tell Representatives Not to Cut SNAP and Programs that Help Struggling Families

From the Coalition Against Hunger (https://www.hungercoalition.org/): The President’s proposed budget plan for SNAP would abandon the American commitment to ensure no child goes hungry in this country and would leave the unemployed, the elderly, and low-income working families more likely … Continued

Fathers’ Unemployment Taking Huge Toll on Children

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/05/09/fathers-unemployment-taking-huge-toll-on-children/#.WRMepPkrIdU By Andrew L. Yarrow May 9, 2017 This piece was originally published by the San Francisco Chronicle on April 27.  [Photo Credit: Caribb via Flickr] “After I got divorced in 1999, I had custody of my kids, but I went out … Continued

Misnamed “Working Families Flexibility Act” Would Give Workers Less Flexibility, Less Time and Less Pay

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/05/01/head-smacker-misnamed-working-families-flexibility-act/#.WQiRbPkrIdU By Lecia Imbery May 1, 2017 Bills in Congress are named by those who write them, which means the name can sound good even if the bill actually does the opposite of what the title implies. That’s the … Continued

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