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Boyle Signs On to Congressional Bill Banning LGBT Discrimination

Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) today signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life. “No one should ever be discriminated...
Posted On Jul 23 2015
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Group of PA Political Leaders Assert More to be Done to Combat LGBT Discrimination

The gay rights movement won its most cherished victory on Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court held on the basis of constitutional principles that marriage is for everyone, same-sex couples very much included. In an at times bitterly divided 5-4 decision, with the four against all...
Posted On Jun 26 2015
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Working to Conquer the Fear that Divides Israelis from Palestinians

“You may have noticed we had elections last week.  Not exactly the most charming results.  But maybe there is some hope. And so we have to start again . . . ” casually noted Israeli peace activist Robi Damelin, employing what is evidently her signature combination of...
Posted On Mar 28 2015
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Synagogues Sponsor Forum Thursday Evening on Personal Crossings of the Israeli-Palestinian Divide

Robi Damelin grew up in South Africa and resisted apartheid before moving to Israel.  Her son David, a peace activist and a member of the Israeli Defense Forces reserves, was killed by a Palestinian sniper. Since then, she has dedicated her life to ending the violence. Bassam...
Posted On Mar 23 2015
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Leach Offers Bill to Allow Immigrants in PA to ‘Come Out of the Shadows’ Under Obama Plan

State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montco/Delaware)) today announced legislation designed to provide access to driver’s licenses, educational opportunities, and labor protections for immigrants covered under President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration reform. Leach...
Posted On Feb 19 2015
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NAACP Celebrates Black History Month with ‘Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders’

In recognition of Black History Month, the Cheltenham Area NAACP will feature the award winning documentary film Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders along with its producer, Joan Sadoff, at its monthly meeting this coming Monday. The film presents the story of the Mississippi...
Posted On Feb 11 2015
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Marching and Talking Justice on MLK Day

Monday was an MLK Jr. Day that, more than most, went beyond celebrating King and the civil rights movement’s accomplishments some 50 years ago, and made the real and – for some – uncomfortable leap of probing the meaning of that legacy in light of today’s...
Posted On Jan 21 2015
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MLK Day Event on Incidents Involving Police and Minority Youth Set for Arcadia

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN), the Cheltenham NAACP and Arcadia University are presenting another timely annual program on the role of the criminal justice system in minority and disadvantaged communities. A panel of law...
Posted On Jan 12 2015
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Daylin Leach to Keynote Cheltenham Area NAACP Awards Dinner June 15

The Cheltenham Area Branch of the NAACP is holding its 13th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 15. PA State Senator Daylin Leach, a veteran PA legislator known for his pungent punch lines who is running for congress in the 13th Congressional district, will be the...
Posted On Jun 03 2013
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Abington-Holy Redeemer Hospital Merger Off the Table

Only days after the CEOs of Abington Health and Holy Redeemer Health System confirmed their desire to go forward with their merger by finding a “creative” alternative outside hospital walls for providing full services for women’s health – and just three...
Posted On Jul 19 2012
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