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Pittsburgh City Council Passes Flagship Resolution Urging the President to Investigate the Banks, Help Homeowners
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ACTION United members of the Home Defenders League held a rally on Wednesday, May 9th to thank City Council for leading the nation in the effort to get a fair settlement from the banks and ensure that our homes are protected from unscrupulous financial dealings.  Read the Will of Council.

More than 137,000 homes have Mortgages that are underwater in Allegheny County and an average of 40+ families per month...


Leslie P. Hill School Parents Protest Cuts Making School Unsafe for Kids
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On March 24 Parents gathered at Leslie P. Hill to protest the budget cuts which resulted in their school nurse only being at the school one day a week. Parents of children with asthma and other chronic conditions worry about the safety of their kids.  ACTION United members Rosemary Tarver and Dawn Hawkins point out that their children do not have part time asthma so they need more than a part time nurse.

 

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Corbett's Budget is Breaking our Hearts
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ACTION United joined hundreds of parents and students from around the state in Harrisburg on Valentine's Day to deliver the message to Corbett that his education budget is breaking our hearts. His budget cuts are hurting students across the state, particularly in low in come communities. 

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OCCUPY THE BRIDGE!
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On November 17th across America, in over 300 cities, people took to the streets and took over crumbling bridges.  ACTION United occupied the Market Street Bridge in Philadelphia and the Greenfield Bridge in Pittsburgh.

PHILADELPHIA

In Philly, several folks from ACTION...


Angry Citizens demand Representatives Stop Holding America Hostage
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ACTION United along with Moveon.org sponsored an EMERGENCY protest in front of Representative Meehan's Springfield office at noon yesterday. The protest was to demand that Republicans in Congress stop holding America and Social Security hostage to protect tax breaks for millionaires and corporations.

 


Group urges Murphy not to let this be Medicare’s last birthday
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Medicaid and Medicare turn 46 this week and one group is urging Rep. Murphy to not let this be the last birthday for these critical programs...


Republican Pete Sessions comes to Pittsburgh to expand GOP base and we were there
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US Rep Tim Murphy invited chair of the NRCC, Pete Sessions, to Pittsburgh on July 18. Sessions has been chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee since 2008.The purpose of the trip was to speak with local Republican leaders. They hosted a breakfast event entitled "Growing our Republican Majority". However, ACTION United protested at the event saying cutting Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare is NO way to win support.

 

A photo of us at our action

Paid sick leave bill passes Phila. City Council, 9-8; DROP stays
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Philadelphia City Council narrowly passed legislation Thursday afternoon that would require businesses to provide employees paid sick leave. The 9-8 vote sets up a likely veto by Mayor Michael Nutter, who has expressed some concerns about the legislation. Council would need 12 votes to override any veto.

Under the bill, businesses with 11 or more employees would have to allow...


Report shows Social Security Cuts will Hurt Vets
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A report released today shows that cutting Social Security will actually hurt Veterans and their families. (read the press release) The report, Social Security, Serving those who serve our nation, was conducted by a number of...


Wrapping City Hall in Postcards for Paid Sick Days; Vote to make Philadelphia largest city in country with paid sick days teed set for June 9
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Philadelphia's City Hall, the largest municipal building in the country, was wrapped with over 10,000 postcards by Action United members and allies for the Earned Sick Time Bill. Community members gave City Council a visual of just how many Philadelphians want this bill passed. These were just some of the cards Action United has collected, with a grand total of 17,000 postcards. The postcards were then delivered to Council by members for the session meeting. And it looks like the Council...

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