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PathWays PA's Adult Education Program

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PathWays PA's adult education program helps adult learners achieve their dreams by earning their GED.

In today's world a high school diploma or GED is a necessity for securing employment and advancing in the workforce. Our adult education program helps adult learners take the next step in their lives and careers by helping them to prepare for the GED test and building the skills necessary to gain employment, thrive in the workforce, and advance in their careers.

For more information about the adult education program and to sign up for our next adult education orientation contact Kathy Raymond at (610) 543-5022.

PathWays PA's SNAP Program

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Did you know that PathWays PA provides SNAP application assistance? Our SNAP Benefits Specialist can assist you in accessing SNAP and other workforce supports to help you make ends meet while you're between jobs and provide assistance to ensure you remain employed and are able to move toward self-sufficiency. To participate in an eligibility screening for SNAP benefits and other workforce supports contact Emily at (610) 543-5022.

Join us at the Family Care Act Bipartisan Listening Tour

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The Family Care Act would establish a paid family medical leave program in PA, granting working Pennsylvanians the time to care for themselves or other family members, such as an elderly loved one in need of in-home care, a child recovering from a serious illness, or an infant in the critical months following birth or adoption.

Join Family Care Act Sponsors Representative Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Senator Maria Collett (D-Montgomery), along with a panel of experts, as they discuss how their legislation would benefit working families and help Pennsylvania’s small businesses compete. The forum is free and open to the public.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/2282252015422833/.

We need to work together to end gun violence

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PathWays PA is heartbroken over the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton this weekend. We send our love to all those affected as we hold our own loved ones a little tighter.

In El Paso, 22 people died and more than 2 dozen more were wounded in an attack. In Dayton, a gunman killed 9 people and injured another 14 in an attack that only lasted 30 seconds. More than 20 others were injured trying to escape.

Take Action - your voice can make a difference:
Contact your members of Congress to let them know what you think they should do.Call Congress at 202-224-3121.You can also send some of the following messages or use them as talking points in your phone callsFrom CHN: Enough is Enough - We Need Real Change. From MomsRising: Ban the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunitionFrom Everytown for Gun Safety: Demand smarter gun laws now supporting gun violence researchVisit the CeaseFirePA Issue Action Center for PA specific actions.Vigils:Join a vigil on August 7 to rem…

Proposed changes to food stamps will leave more Pennsylvanians hungry

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In July, the USDA announced proposed changes to the SNAP (food stamp) program that would cut food assistance from 3 million people nationally, including 200,000 people in PA.  These changes would restrict families with incomes above 130% of the federal poverty level from accessing food stamps and free school meals.

Currently 40 states, including Pennsylvania, use categorical eligibility to determine if a family qualifies for SNAP. In PA, families with incomes up to 160% of the federal poverty level remain eligible for some amount of benefits if their child care, housing, or other expenses bring their income below 130% of the federal poverty level.
Categorical eligibility allows families to phase out their SNAP benefits slowly as their income rises. It also allows low-income families to put money into savings, and it saves money by simplifying administration of the program. 
Take Action - your voice can make a difference: Register for a webinar to learn how to write and submit a public c…

It's nearly August Recess - time to meet your legislators!

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The House and Senate are heading home soon to meet with their constituents - you. If there's something on your mind, now is a great time to set up a meeting to discuss it. If you're not sure how to go about setting up a meeting (or what to do once you're there), check out our information below.
Decide what you want to meet about: There's so many issues to discuss right now - things like immigration and paid family leave/the FAMILY Act..... Think about what matters to you, and do a little research to learn more until you feel comfortable talking about itWhen you are ready, find your member of Congress here, and then ask to speak with the scheduler to set up a meeting. Here's a sample script: "Hi, my name is _________, and I'd like to speak to the scheduler about setting up a meeting with Rep. _______ during the August recess. I'm very interested in talking to the representative about __________.In most cases, you will need to go to the legislator's …

Take action for migrant children, adults, and families

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The immigrant detention crisis is deepening by the day.

Children in migrant detention camps describe their situation as dire. In speaking to attorneys, they say:
"I'm so hungry that I have woken up in the night with hunger." - 12 year old boy"We are in a metal cage with 20 other teenagers with babies and young children.... It is very cold." - 16 year old girl"The immigration agents separated me from my father right away. I was very frightened and scared. I cried. I have not seen my father again." - 5 year old boy
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General released a Management Alert titled: "DHS Needs to Address Dangerous Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention of Children and Adults in the Rio Grande Valley." It notes "urgent issues that require immediate attention," including serious overcrowding, standing room only conditions (where some adults have been held for over a week),

Of the 8,000 detainees in cus…