Speak Up to Support Vulnerable Families

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): In less than 60 days, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program will expire if Congress doesn’t act to extend this vital program. MIECHV provides funding for states to develop and … Continued

House GOP Budget Cuts Programs Aiding Low- and Moderate-Income People by $2.9 Trillion Over Decade

Posted at https://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/house-gop-budget-cuts-programs-aiding-low-and-moderate-income-people-by-29 Would Slash These Programs by More than One-Third in 2027 August 3, 2017 By Isaac Shapiro, Richard Kogan, Chloe Cho FIGURE 1 The 2018 House Republican budget plan — which has passed out of committee and may … Continued

Act Now-House Budget Attacks the Safety Net to Fund the Military & Tax Cuts for the Rich

Senate Republicans want to make devastating cuts to all sorts of important government programs that feed children, stop the worst abuses of Wall Street, protect our seniors, and provide healthcare coverage. Here are just some of the cuts they’re trying … Continued

Water Blesses Us. Let’s Pray for Water! (and Protecting It in the Federal Budget)

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): In August and September, we’re calling on faith communities to pray for and bless water. Pray With Us! » Water sustains our physical and spiritual wellbeing. Water is life. Water is sacred. Yet, water is … Continued

Take Action During August Recess to Build Opposition to September House Budget Vote

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Newly Released FRAC SNAP Maps Tool Highlights SNAP’s Importance — Especially in Small Towns and Rural Areas Members of Congress are home for the August recess. Now is an opportune time to … Continued

Urge Your Representative to Support Key Amendments to the Defense Appropriations Bill

From Peace Action (http://www.peace-action.org/): This week, the House of Representatives is voting on amendments to a defense appropriations bill, which provides us with an important opportunity to make significant improvements to U.S. foreign policy. While big Pentagon spending bills like … Continued

July Policy Updates/Actions from PA Interfaith Power and Light

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): Due to vacations, our July 2017 PA IPL climate policy briefing call is CANCELLED, but we are still providing a policy update summary below,  beginning with opportunities for action and witness.  Our monthly … Continued

Support African American Clergy Advocacy for the Poor

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): On July 18 African American clergy from across the country descended on Capitol Hill and held a press conference followed by meetings and civil disobedience to protest unjust budget proposals. These include: Cuts to … Continued

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