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  • July 3, 2014

    Two Steps Forward on Affordable Housing

    Housing  Crisis

    Your advocacy is working and members of the General Assembly are catching on: Investing in the housing market is good for the Commonwealth. It creates jobs and encourages community revitalization and reinvestment, all while helping to end homelessness and expand the availability of homes within reach of low wage workers and people on fixed incomes. The Housing Alliance and a broad coalition of partners are working on two approaches to increase that investment. Both build on success, the success of the Housing Trust Fund (PHARE) in the shale region and of public-private partnerships utilizing the Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credits.   Housing Trust Fund/PHARE We have one bill, one co-sponsor memo, and a lot of support! On June 12, SB ...

  • July 3, 2014

    2014 Synod Assembly Actions


    2014 Synod Assemblies in Pennsylvania passed resolutions on Employment Non-Discrimination, Fracking and the Dream Act. SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SYNOD The Pennsylvania Dream Act – This memorial commends Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) for being sponsor of Senate Bill 713, the Pennsylvania Dream Act, which ...

  • June 18, 2014

    Working to End LGBT Discrimination in Pennsylvania


    On June 16, LAMPa stood with faith leaders, the business community and legislative leaders, including members of the Equality Caucus, in support of House Bill 300 and Senate Bill 300. These identical bills would put an end to laws that ...

  • June 10, 2014

    Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly Gathers to Feed the Hungry

    LSS Paper Plates

    The Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly invited over 700 leaders and voting members to gather around the theme of “Feeding the Hungry”. The Assembly was preceded by a 12-hours meal packing event that resulted in over 300,000 meals packed, to be ...

  • June 2, 2014

    Weigh In With LAMPa on Policy to Combat Poverty

    LAMPa is looking for Lutherans to weigh in on behalf of the approximately 1.5 million Pennsylvanians living in poverty. Following the release of Beyond Poverty, the House Majority Policy Committee (headed by Rep. Dave Reed, who spoke at Lutheran Day) ...