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News and Action Summary for April 28, 2017
Many events scheduled for this weekend and early next week—check below!
Speaking Out in Pennsylvania—We Need Your Support! Consider contributing to our advocacy ministry and supporting this work!
School to Prison Pipeline—May 9, Harrisburg—sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Also—if you are in the vicinity of Harrisburg: 9th Annual Commonwealth Interfaith Service: Prayers for Justice and Peace—May 8, Harrisburg–NOTE THAT May 8 is the correct date!
Check out the Actions, Events, Opportunities and Resources, and News Posts below-just click on the links under each category to get to the information. We’ve placed the most critical issues under Important Actions and Issues. To learn about how to keep informed between these updates, go to http://www.pachurchesadvocacy.org.
As usual, we understand that there is a lot of information here and in the links provided for further information. Please know that you aren’t expected to act on everything! Just choose the issues that are most important to you and take action. Sometimes you will be directed to action pages of other organizations—don’t worry! These are organizations that we work with regularly and who share a common interest.
Please consider contacting your legislators to thank them when they support your position as well, or to express your disappointment when they don’t. We don’t follow up with them often enough. They need our feedback to understand how we feel. Go to https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5415/getLocal.jsp to find a summary of your federal and state legislators with basic contact information.
Our website is updated regularly—please visit to find updated links, resources, etc. at http://www.pachurchesadvocacy.org. It is a work in progress, and issue pages continue to be created as time permits. If there is something you would really like to see that isn’t there, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you don’t have time for any other actions, please consider taking action on these issues!
NEW & ONGOING ACTIONS
IMPORTANT AND TIME SENSITIVE NEWS!
For a full listing of events (and events posted between updates), see the Events Calendar at http://www.pachurchesadvocacy.org (right column).
Together to End Solitary—Monthly on the 23rd
Resources for People’s Climate March (4/29/17)
Events in the coming weeks:
People’s Climate March—April 29, Washington, DC & Other Cities (NOTE: PA buses will be added as we learn about them)
Celebrate Clean Energy—April 29, Pittsburgh
Interfaith Immigration Forum—April 30, Lancaster
Prospects for Pakistan & Afghanistan—May 1, Camp Hill
Rise Up! for Immigration Reform—May 1, National
Environmental Justice Listening Tour—May 2, Harrisburg
The Long Road Back (formerly incarcerated)—May 2, Harrisburg
Fair Districts PA Presentation on Gerrymandering—May 3, Lemoyne
Peace: The Next Generation—May 4, Manheim
No God No Master Screening—May 5, Springfield
Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Peace Advocate—May 6, Harrisburg
Rev. Traci Blackmon Speaks at POWER’s Social Justice Revival—May 7, Philadelphia
2017 Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening—May 7-8, Harrisburg
Walk for Green Jobs and Justice—May 8-22, starting in Philadelphia
Welcoming Center Free Legal Clinic for Immigrants—May 9, Philadelphia
School to Prison Pipeline—May 9, Harrisburg
Environmental Justice Listening Tour—May 11, Allentown
Perspectives on Peace: An Interfaith Dialogue—May 13, Lancaster
Healing Communities Training—May 13, Williamsport
Healing Communities Training—May 13, Harrisburg
Environmental Justice Listening Tour—May 15, Lancaster
Racial Bias in Pennsylvania School Funding—May 17, Harrisburg
Bread for the World Hunger Advocacy Workshop—May 20, Allentown
Environmental Justice Listening Tour—May 23, Delaware County
Environmental Justice Listening Tour—May 25, Philadelphia County
OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES TO LEARN AND ACT
For postings since the previous Summary…
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