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Senate Democratic Caucus 2014 Budget Priorities

Local Senate Democrats say PA should focus on human services, Medicaid, and minimum wage

On the anniversary of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt’s birthday, Democratic legislators held a press conference to announce their priorities in upcoming budget negotiations. We were there as they called out Gov. Corbett for his failure to uphold the legacy of FDR’s New Deal and to protect the social safety net for Pennsylvanians in need.

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Grocery cart laden with WIC food bags (AP photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The 8 immoral ways the government shutdown is hurting the needy

The following post was originally published by The Washington Post yesterday, Oct. 15, 2013. We reprint this Washington Post piece in advance of Sr. Simone Campell’s appearance as the keynote speaker next week at Just Harvest’s 25th Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, October 22..   Many of us have been dismayed by media coverage of […]

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March on Washington - Reflecting Pool | Library of Congress

Unfinished Business from the Great March on Washington

If we want to honor the Great March on Washington that took place fifty years ago today, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to nostalgia and reciting speeches. We should work to fulfill the concrete economic justice demands of the marchers. The news media and the public, across the political spectrum, have given tremendous attention in recent days […]

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