Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PathWays PA Special Budget E-Alert - Tomorrow Marks 100 Days of Budget Impasse

Budget Update

The House was in session today but many sticking points remain, including natural gas drilling on state lands, table games in casinos, and a welfare bill. These and other issues continue to hold up the completion of the state budget on the eve of the 100th day since the state's fiscal year began.

For the latest news on the budget crisis be sure to visit the PathWays PA Policy Blog.


DAY 100 WITHOUT A PENNSYLVANIA STATE BUDGET…

…and there are more than 100 ways Pennsylvania citizens are being harmed…


Join us as we mark 100 days and protest the budget impasse!

Thursday October 8, 2009
NOON
Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia
JFK Blvd between Broad and 15th
Featured Speakers:
Lynne Cutler, Women's Opportunity Resource Center
David Fair, United Way of Southeastern PA
Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
Matthew Teter, Calcutta House
Shelly Yanoff, Public Citizens for Children and Youth


Sponsored by the Southeastern PA Coalition for Essential Services.
See http://pabudgetnow.wordpress.com/ for more information or contact Jennine Miller at jmiller@projecthome.org or 215-232-7272.



The Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Essential Services (formed on 8/19/09) United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania; United Way of Chester County; United Way of Southeast Delaware County; Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania; NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness); Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services; Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center; Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO); Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; Pennsylvania ACORN; Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education; Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger; Action AIDS Pennsylvania; Public Citizens for Children and Youth; Community Interactions, Inc.; Delaware Co. Communities That Care Network; Chester Education Foundation; Maternity Care Coalition; Philadelphia Alliance; Mid County Senior Services; Freedom Valley Disability Center; Calcutta House; Philadelphia Coalition for Essential Services; Project H.O.M.E.; Resources for Human Development; Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition; Vote for Homes Coalition; The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc.; Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance; Joshua Achievement Center; Dignity Housing; Episcopal Community Services; Horizon House of Philadelphia; Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations; The Arc of Delaware County; Children and Youth Services of Delaware County; People's Emergency Center; District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund; Philadelphia Hospital and Health Care Employees - District 1199C; Center for Literacy; JEVS Supports for Independence; Philabundance; Community Learning Center; SHARE Food Program, Inc.; Community Women's Education Project (CWEP); Turning Points for Children; Childspace CDI; KenCrest Services; Today's Child Learning Centers, Inc.; Coalition to Save the Libraries; Southeast Pennsylvania Network For Family Health, Education & Welfare; Women's Opportunities Resource Center; Caring People Alliance; ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth; PAR - Pennsylvania Association of Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities; Institute for the Study of Civic Values; North Light Community Center; Travelers Aid Philadelphia; Children's Coalition of the Lehigh Valley; Jewish Family and Children's Service; Pennsylvania Social Services Union/SEIU; Pennsylvania Institute for Community Living, Inc.; Educating Communities for Parenting; Wordsworth Academy; FTAC (Family Training & Advocacy Center for Serious Mental Illness); Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC); Zhang Sah; PathWays PA; The Arc of Chester County; Campaign for Working Families; Leadership Network of Philadelphia; 1260 Housing Development Corporation; Columbus Property Management & Development (CPM); Bucks County Housing Group; Penn Action; Delaware County Literacy Council; Center on Hearing And Deafness, Inc.; Philadelphia Reads; Pickering Manor; Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia; Educational Mentoring through the Arts & Humanities (EMTAH; Homeless Advocacy Project; Covenant House; Philadelphia Unemployment Project; and MAX (Moving Agencies toward Excellence) (as of 9/17/09) For more information, or to add your name as a coalition sponsor, contact Jennine Miller at jmiller@projecthome.org or 215.232.7272


United Way Survey: How the Budget is Impacting the Nonprofit Community

The United Way seeks your help in better defining the crisis facing nonprofit health and human service organizations in the Commonwealth because of the budget impasse. If your agency has experienced delays in receiving payments under state or local contracts, please complete this survey. Thursday marks the 100th day of the budget impasse and it is critical that legislators understand how this is truly impacting our communities.

The information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared outside of the United Way.

Information from all agencies that respond will be aggregated, so that the United Way can better inform policymakers and the public about the serious challenge facing the network of community-based services in the Commonwealth.

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