Help spread the word about our June 9th Rally Against State Budget Cuts in Philadelphia!

We’re gathering at 12 noon in Dilworth Plaza, the northwest corner of City Hall. For more details download our flyer here.

We hope to see you there!

June 2, 2011 at 12:38 am Leave a comment

More upcoming events

Click on our Events Calendar here to find details about our latest events. Save the date to call your legislator, or join us for a forum on the proposed budget.

April 14, 2011 at 5:53 am Leave a comment

Update to Events Calendar

Save the dates for two new events on our calendar! There is a Montgomery County press conference scheduled for April 21st, and a legislative forum in Lehigh Valley scheduled for April 28th.

For more details, check out our Events Calendar. We hope to see you there.

April 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Budget of Choices Flyer Now Available!


Our Budget of Choices Table is now available for downloading!
This is the modified, flyer version of Sharon Ward’s slide on just what services can be saved by closing tax loopholes and requiring that corporations pay their fair share. Many coalition members have been requesting this and with good reason: it encapsulates much of what we’re fighting for.
You can download it here.

April 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Save the Dates! Legislative Forums and Canvasses

Make sure your voice is heard! Join coalition members, legislators and voters for a public forum about the proposed state budget and options for raising revenues in Pennsylvania. After the forum join us in canvassing voters in nearby neighborhoods for a Fair Share budget that closes tax loopholes and taxes Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

The forum and canvass for Bucks County has been scheduled for Saturday, April 9.
For more details download the flyer here.

You can also join us for the Delaware County forum and canvass on Saturday, April 16.
For more details, download the flyer here.

March 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Sharon Ward’s Budget Presentation

Harrisburg observer Sharon Ward’s PowerPoint presentation on the proposed budget drew a lot of attention during our budget briefings over the past days.

Download it here to see its many great talking points.

March 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Take Action: Pennsylvania State Budget

Gov. Corbett’s 2011-2012 state budget threatens the livelihoods of some of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents. There is a better way. Lawmakers can preserve local services by taking a more balanced approach to the budget.

What can you do about it?

#1  Download this fact sheet on special tax breaks and loopholes that are costing Pennsylvania millions. Use them as talking points when reaching out to your legislators.

#2  Join us this month for the following state budget briefings:

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Annual Budget Summit
March 14, Monday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hilton Harrisburg (1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA)
Experts from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center present an in-depth look at the state budget plan and what it means for communities and families across Pennsylvania. Registration is free. Lunch is included.

Local Budget Briefings:
Get the latest budget news from veteran Harrisburg observer Sharon Ward, director of the PA Budget and Policy Center, and connect with a statewide effort to protect the gains we have made in human services in an era of small government.

Lehigh Valley: March 15, Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
1337 East Fifth Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Philadelphia: March 21, Monday at 9:30 a.m.
The United Way Building
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Lobby 1 & 2,  Philadelphia 19103

Delaware County: March 22, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Media Borough Community Center
301 N. Jackson Street, Media

#3  Rally in Harrisburg: May 3
Buses will travel to Harrisburg from throughout Pennsylvania. Space is limited, so sign up early to reserve your seat. Register by April 19 at www.clearforpa.org.

March 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

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