SUPPORT ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION FOR ALL WOMEN
STILL TIME TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST PREDATORY PAY DAY LENDING
Last week the State House passed HB 2191, a bill that legalizes predatory payday loans in Pennsylvania. Despite the loss due to many constitutions raising their concerns about this bill the bill pass by one 6 votes While the bill moves forward there are still ways you can take action to stop this legislation:
- Contact your State Representatives to let them know how you feel about their vote.
- Contact your State Senator now about HB 2191.
URGE PHILADELPHIA TO LIFT THE BAN ON OUTDOOR MEALS
The ban went into effect on June 1, but these other promises are not yet in effect. Project HOME is asking those opposed to the outdoor feeding ban to contact Mayor Nutter and urge him to lift the ban and work on real solutions to the issues of homelessness, hunger, and poverty.
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Information & Events
FREE LEGAL CLINIC
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12 from 3:00 to 5:30
WHERE: One Penn Center, Suite 555, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
You MUST register in advance. To reserve a place, please call Desiree at (215) 557-2626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nonprofit Vote 2012 has created a badge you can add to your website to help share information about the upcoming election. They have designs for all 50 states that direct visitors to state-specific registration deadlines and requirements, early voting options, and more.
You can use the badge to increase visibility around the election, familiarize other nonprofits with voter engagement, and to more fully engage your community.
SOCIAL SECURITY/SSI OVERPAYMENTS WORKSHOP
Please join Community Legal Services attorneys John Whitelaw and Rebecca Vallas for a basic overview of Social Security/SSI overpayments, individuals' rights and remedies and what you can do to help.
WHEN: Thursday, June 28th from 3-5pm
WHERE: Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor.
Kindly remember to bring your PA photo ID, as they are checked in the lobby by 1101 Market Street building security. Please contact Patty McGlone at 215-227-2408 or email@example.com to RSVP.
The Coalition for Access and Opportunity invites you to join Stan Dorn, Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, to learn more about the Coalition’s new paper on how sharing data and basing eligibility decisions on existing information can cut administrative costs, help more families in need of assistance access benefits and strengthen programs. State representatives will share examples and reactions to the paper.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
CLASP, Single Stop USA and First Focus co-convene the Coalition for Access and Opportunity, a collaboration of advocates, researchers, and practitioners working to improve access to and better coordination of the range of federal income and work supports.
PathWays PA Information
FINANCIAL WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
The J. Lewis Crozer Library is excited to welcome PathWays PA for a series of financial workshops for both teens and adults this summer.
The Helping You Achieve Your Financial Goals workshops will cover money management and credit topics, including how to create a spending plan, dealing with creditors and bill collectors, and protecting your personal information.
The workshops will meet on Tuesdays, July 10th and August 7th at 6:00p.m. Both adults and teens from age 13 and up are invited to receive this valuable financial information by attending any or all of the workshops.
Registration is required by calling (610) 494-3454, extension 204. Crozer Library is located at 620 Engle Street in Chester.