Tag Archive: social justice

Audio: February 7th on WDIY’s Lehigh Valley Discourse: Alan Jennings Talks with former leader of the “Nuns on the Bus” Sister Simone Campbell and Maryann Haytmanek, director of the NCC’s New Choice program

    Sister Simone Campbell was the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus,” the group of activist Roman Catholic nuns who followed U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on his election-year campaign stops, challenging…
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Lehigh Valley Discourse, poverty, Uncategorized

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The Lehigh Valley’s ‘Collective Resolve’ Means 2013 Will Be Better

I’m not sure how many of us have the time anymore to take a deep breath, clear our heads, and reflect, as we once did, on the year behind us.  Maybe we don’t have any interest in dwelling on the…
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community action, legislation, local government, politics, poverty, Uncategorized, unemployment

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What will you do to live in a civilized society?

David Bradley is the Executive Director of the National Community Action Foundation, the lobbying arm of the nation’s more than one thousand Community Action Agencies, including CACLV.  David spoke at our Annual Meeting in October and pretty accurately predicted the outcome of…
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community action, Easton, economic crisis, homelessness, legislation, politics, poverty

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Well, I visited Washington last week with CACLV Board members Alicia Karner, Lori Sywensky and Jeff Byrne.  Hundreds of Community Action people from all over the country were there to fight back. We are fighting a nasty streak in this country…
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community action, economic crisis, legislation, local government, politics, poverty

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Far Left, Eh?

Blogger extraordinaire Bernie O’Hare recently put your friendly executive director on the “far left.”  Others have done that, too.  Of course, the check-points on the political spectrum are relative.  Folks who were once moderate to conservative are now liberals in…
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community action, homelessness, hunger, politics, poverty, small business, unemployment, youth

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