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.
Yesterday, Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare announced that it was sending a request to the USDA to re-implement asset tests to ascertain eligibility for the SNAP (food stamp) program. If the request goes through, asset limits will go into effect on May 1, 2012.
Implementing an "asset test" means that in addition to income eligibility guidelines, applicants may not have above a certain amount in additional resources. Under the proposed measure, Pennsylvanians with more than $2,000 in savings or assets ($3,250 for adults 60 and over) would not be able to obtain food stamps, even if they meet income guidelines…
On Wednesday June 5, a bipartisan group of State Senators and Representatives will be hosting a press conference at the PA State Capitol in Harrisburg to announce "The Family Care Act" - a bill that will establish a statewide family and medical leave program.
If you live in Pennsylvania, please make a plan to vote in the primaries on May 21. You can see a list of upcoming elections in all states here. Please use and share our guide to make it easier to prepare for Election Day.
***If you have any issues on Election Day, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Issues may include (but are not limited to): being told the wrong date/time to vote; not being allowed to cast a provisional ballot; being intimidated or challenged at the polls. Be sure to bring this number with you when you vote!***
Who is running for office?
In Pennsylvania, voters will choose candidates for judges, school boards, and local government positions. The candidates who win will go on to the General Election in November. You can only vote for candidates running in your party in the Pennsylvania primaries unless there is a special election. Several districts will be holding special elections on May 21 - you can find the list here.
There are a few places you can go to check out your bal…