While the likelihood of experiencing inadequate income in Pennsylvania is concentrated among certain families by gender, race/ethnicity, education, and location, families with inadequate incomes are remarkably diverse.
It finds that raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80/hour over the next 3 years and the tipped minimum wage from $2.13 to 70% of the regular minimum wage will have a minimal impact on food costs.
Join the National Partnership for Women and Families Twitter Parade!
At 1:00 pm ET each day on Monday, October 29th through Wednesday, October 31st,
The National Partnership for Women & Families (@NPWF), AAUW (@AAUWPolicy), the National Women's Law Center (@NWLC) and Fair Pay Coalition members around the country will be tweeting with the hashtag #RU4fairpay to raise awareness about the continued gap between men's and women's wages and the need for legislation to address it.
Vote For Homes! Coalition needs non-partisan volunteers to call , walk and help get out the vote
Trainings will take place October 28-November 5
Drivers and Assistants for Election Day are needed.
Volunteers must come through a training to help transport voters and give voter ID information.
Join the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southeastern New Jersey's Holiday Network!
Each year during the holiday season, United Way's Community Action Center works to mobilize the caring power in our region by promoting and providing information about opportunities to give and serve throughout our region. To become part of this years Holiday Network click the link below to access the form.
Hear former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) explains how to prepare for the Human Trafficking FAR Regulations.
During this 90 minute webinar, Julie Myers Wood, former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the Bush Administration will provide an overview of the pertinent components of the Executive Order that will be applied to contractors and their subcontractors. In the ensuing months, while the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy and the Chief Acquisition Officers for federal agencies work on the implementation of this order, there is much that federal contractors can do to prepare for the rules to be propagated.
PATHWAYS PA INFORMATION/EVENTS
The Delaware County Literacy Coalition Presents:
Read. Write. Works-Adult Literacy in Delaware County
We all know the role that education plays in preparing children for their future - but were you aware that more than 35,000 Delaware County adults need additional education to prepare for the present?
Please join us on November 16 to connect with other community leaders while learning about literacy services currently provided, how well they meet the demand of our residents and what this may mean to our local workforce and economic future.
Click toRSVP or by calling/emailing Debbie Callahan at 610-713-2202.
JOIN PATHWAYS PA TO CELEBRATE OUR 34TH ANNIVERSARY!
PathWays PA is celebrating 34 years of service to the Greater Philadelphia community. Join us as we celebrate our mission and our 2012 trailblazers. The event will take place on Friday, November 2nd, 2012, from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at the Union League of Philadelphia's Lincoln Hall, 140 South Broad St, Philadelphia. Enjoy a live auction and silent auction! All proceeds raised at the event will help over 6,000 low-income families in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
PathWays PA will be holding a series of Adult Education classes for Adult Learners seeking to obtain GED Certification and improve their literacy skills. These classes will be held this fall at PathWays PA's corporate office in Holmes, PA, as well as the CareerLink in Chester, PA.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Lauren Rodino at 610-543-5022 x 258.
Job schedules matter in many ways. For all workers, it helps when an employer is responsive to a request for a needed schedule change. And far too many workers have volatile and potentially destabilizing schedules. If you don't know when you are supposed to be at work until the last minute, how do you arrange child care or transportation? If your total hours fluctuate from week to week, how do you budget for rent and food?
To address these issues and emerging policy opportunities, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is hosting and sponsoring three Job Schedules Matter audio conferences.
The conferences, which are co-sponsored by the Center for Popular Democracy and the National Women's Law Center, will include comments from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman George Miller on why they introduced the Schedules that Work Act. You'll also hear from workers about their…
HB 2429, which would allow predatory payday lending in Pennsylvania, is scheduled for a committee vote on Wednesday, June 6.
Pennsylvania currently has one of the strongest laws against payday lending in the country. If passed, HB 2429 would weaken the law by creating loopholes that payday lenders can use to charge exorbitant rates. Under this law, lenders could charge interest of up to 300%. You can read more about the proposed legislation here. You can also read a policy brief about "credit services" lending here.
Research from the U.S. Department of Defense and experience of other states show that payday loans are damaging enough to require a 36% annual rate cap on fees and interest for payday loans made to active duty military families. Payday loans hurt our communities and should not be given a foothold in PA.
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) will host two public conference calls in October. Information on the calls follows below: Breakfast Matters - Effective Messaging: Getting Positive Press in your Community
Thursday October 11, 3 – 4 pm ET Click here to register.
Learn tips from a national communications firm about how to place your stories with local media and receive positive press coverage for your program.
* Jon Dickl, School Nutrition Director, Knox County Schools, Tennessee
* Amber LaCroix, BRG Communications
Afterschool Meals Matter - Community Partnerships
Wednesday, October 17, at 1:00 pm EST
Click here to register.
Learn how you can connect with a myriad of community partners, from parent groups to corporate volunteer programs, who can offer you and your program their time, energy, and support. Community partners can assist you with meal preparation, programming, outreach to increase your participation, and ultimately to help build up community support and in…