Bomb Trains: Pipelines on Wheels @ Eerie Reader

The burden of risk for crude oil trains falls disproportionately on a community’s most vulnerable citizens, according to a study by PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center, ForestEthics, and ACTION United released in February. The report, Environmental Justice and Oil Trains in Pennsylvania, found that people of color and low-income were more likely to live along Read more about Bomb Trains: Pipelines on Wheels @ Eerie Reader[…]

Pa. Activists Voice Message For Senator Regarding Supreme Court Vacancy

“We have not been able to get our bills passed because of gridlock by Republicans on the state and federal level,” says Owens, “we want to push these issues to the forefront and are hoping that President Obama can nominate an appointee so we can deal with these issues.” Equality PA, as well as representatives Read more about Pa. Activists Voice Message For Senator Regarding Supreme Court Vacancy[…]

Schoolyard safety a concern at West Philly elementary school @ The Notebook

Members of ACTION United held a rally Wednesday morning at Andrew Hamilton School calling for safety improvements in and around the West Philadelphia elementary. Residents who live near the school have complained about litter, trespassing, and drug activity in the schoolyard during the night and on weekends. Members of the West Philadelphia chapter of the organization, a mix Read more about Schoolyard safety a concern at West Philly elementary school @ The Notebook[…]

Increase the minimum wage @ OP ED PHILLY INQUIRER

Today, about halfway through Mayor Kenney’s first 99 days in office, it is clear that the city has moved in a positive direction – but plenty of work remains to be done. Most critically, the mayor can make the next 50 days even better by adopting a $15 minimum wage for all city government employees, Read more about Increase the minimum wage @ OP ED PHILLY INQUIRER[…]

Communities of color at higher risk for oil train explosions, report finds @ AL DIA NEWS

Communities of color and low-income communities in Philadelphia face live in areas with far greater risk for explosions and pollution due to oil trains, according to a new report published by ForestEthics, ACTION United and Penn Environment. Using race and class data, the report, “Environmental Justice and train oil in Pennsylvania,” found that people of Read more about Communities of color at higher risk for oil train explosions, report finds @ AL DIA NEWS[…]

Progressive Activists Protest For A Cause You Should Hear More About, But Won’t @ Huffington Post

More than a dozen community activists picketed the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia this week, protesting what they say is the bank president’s refusal to meet with them to discuss how Fed monetary policy affects real people. The roughly 15 activists are members of ACTION United, an organization representing low-income people of color in Philadelphia. Read more about Progressive Activists Protest For A Cause You Should Hear More About, But Won’t @ Huffington Post[…]

US Federal Reserve Interest Rate: Philadelphia Activists To Protest New President Patrick Harker, Demand Meetings @ International Business Times

Activists who are against a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase planned Tuesday to stage a protest outside the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The demonstration was expected to target the bank’s new president, Patrick Harker, as part of the “Fed Up” campaign, a national coalition of families and community leaders calling on the Fed to adopt pro-worker policies. Read more about US Federal Reserve Interest Rate: Philadelphia Activists To Protest New President Patrick Harker, Demand Meetings @ International Business Times[…]

“FED UP” PROTESTERS TO HIT PHILLY @ Politico

POLITICO’s Zachary Warmbrodt: “Activists lobbying against a Federal Reserve interest rate increase as part of the so-called ‘Fed Up’ campaign are planning to hold a protest targeting new Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia president Patrick Harker on Tuesday afternoon. Around 15-20 people including workers, small business owners and clergy are expected to participate in the Read more about “FED UP” PROTESTERS TO HIT PHILLY @ Politico[…]