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Black History in the Coalfields

By Josephine Tarquinio / June 14, 2023
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“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history” – Carter G. Woodson The African American experience has largely been excluded in the telling of stories of Appalachia and the coal miners that fueled our country, but it is an important […]

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The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency is Ending Soon. What Does that Mean for Medicaid and Healthcare?

By Paul Fedore / March 30, 2023
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The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency is officially ending on May 11th, and the federal government is winding down its various emergency funding streams tied to COVID, including emergency funding that went to increasing state Medicaid programs. As a result, states will begin reevaluating who is still eligible for Medicaid as budgets are cut. States can […]

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Help Rural Communities Receive the Broadband Expansion Funding They Need in 5 Minutes or Less

By Alex Downing / December 14, 2022
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Internet access is essential. Especially after the rise of online options for work and school over the last few years, access to stable and affordable internet service is a crucial part of life in this country. That’s why CCJ encourages efforts to expand internet connectivity in areas like Washington and Greene Counties. The Federal Communications […]

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Join Pennsylvanians to Ensure Our Communities can Thrive

By Veronica Coptis / March 19, 2021
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During our monthly community meeting in February we discussed with our supporters about what is in the THRIVE agenda and what this means for our communities in Washington and Greene Counties. At the end of this month we are joining the Thriving PA Working Group* in hosting a statewide town hall to learn about the […]

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Statement of Solidarity and Action From PA to the Gulf South

By Veronica Coptis / February 23, 2021
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A changing climate leads to changes in the frequency, intensity, duration, and timing of extreme weather and climate events, and can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events.  —International Panel on Climate Change All of this is happening when we are still facing the ravages of a global pandemic, an extractive economy that continues […]

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Five Women of Color Creating a Better Community in Washington County

By Kristen Locy / February 18, 2021
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layout-caption-below design-layout-inline combination-animation-none individual-animation-none individual-text-animation-none ” data-test=”image-block-inline-outer-wrapper”> This Black History Month we at CCJ are celebrating the rich black history here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. For this blog post, we interviewed five amazing women of color on their perspectives on what it means to be an advocate for justice in our community. Where she grew up: […]

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