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Resources – June 2015

Prison Justice Resources

  • PA House Bill 222: Tell PA Lawmakers Not to Punish Women in Recovery by Withholding Food
    House Bill 222, which is up for second consideration the week of June 15, punishes people in recovery from addiction by withholding food from their families by imposing a lifetime ban on benefits for people convicted of felony drug crimes. The ban is not just immoral, it’s ineffective as a deterrent. Prosecutors say refusing to give people in recovery the support to get back on their feet-and in many cases, the ability to support their children while doing so–increases the likelihood of criminal behavior.
    Go here to take action;it will generate emails urging Majority Leader Dave Reed, your state representative, and Governor Wolf to oppose HB 222.
  • States Try to Remove Barriers for Ex-Offenders (Pew Charitable Trusts, June 2015)
  • Allies Against Slavery (based in Austin, TX) – resources on Human Trafficking
  • A Place at the Table” – Tuesday, June 23rd, 11:00 am in Whitehall, PA
    The movie will be shown, followed by panel discussion at Fellowship Community, Zentz Community Center, Whitehall, PA
    (check ja.ppjr.org for updates).
  • Pennsylvania Budget Updates (www.pennbpc.org)
    (property tax relief, Marcellus shale tax policy, public school funding)

    • Pennsylvania Budget Fact Sheets (Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget impact for each legislative district – increase in school funding, reduction in property tax)
  • Federal Budget Updates (www.chn.org)
    See June 9th webinar (when recording and slides are posted in mid-June).

  • Community Forum: Changing Our Schools for a New Age
    June 24 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center, 421 W. Chew St. in Allentown. The forum is hosted by the Allentown’s Center City Initiative, an effort launched last year and supported by the city, corporate investors and the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley.

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