Two Important Actions for April 26!

Federal Budget: Invest in Supporting Families, Not Separating Them From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): Right now, Senate and House leadership are discussing what to do with your tax dollars. On top of the $20 billion already given to Homeland … Continued

Congress Is Home for Recess – Time to Talk! Here’s Three Ways…

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/04/10/congress-home-recess-time-talk/#.WO0YA_krIdU By Deborah Weinstein April 10, 2017 It’s time to talk to your members of Congress! Representatives and Senators have left Washington for a two-week recess, April 7 – 23. During the last recess, the outpouring of outrage about … Continued

Environmental Analysis: The Trump Budget

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): The Trump administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017-18 is an express ticket to making America a second-class country for science, innovation, environmental protection and conservation. Under the guise of putting “America First,” the president aims to cut … Continued

She Told Paul Ryan What It’s Like to Be Poor

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/04/04/told-paul-ryan-like-poor/#.WOeXCPkrIdU By David Elliot April 4, 2017 Last spring, we reported on a new documentary making the rounds at Sundance and other venues throughout the country. A Hug from Paul Ryan followed the story of Tianna Gaines-Turner, who, despite working two … Continued

Ask Senator Toomey to Sign the Dear Colleague Letter on Homelessness

From the National Alliance to End Homelessness (http://www.endhomelessness.org): We need your help. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) are circulating a letter requesting $2.6 billion for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in Fiscal Year 2018. This money will fund the … Continued

Why Are Americans So Afraid?

From the Project on Government Oversight (http://www.pogo.org/): Posted at http://www.pogo.org/straus/issues/military-industrial-circus/2017/why-are-americans-so-afraid-military-spending.html The national jitteriness fuels unnecessary Pentagon spending increases By: Mark Thompson | March 27, 2017 U.S. soldiers support the Iraqi army with mortar fire near Al Tarab, Iraq, March 14, 2017. Photo: U.S. Army/Sgt. Thomas … Continued

Tell Congress to Protect Critical Housing & Community Development Programs

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): The Administration has proposed to cut this year’s funding for critical housing and community development programs. This is in addition to cuts that have been proposed for fiscal year 2018. We can’t wait to … Continued

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