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November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Offering Includes Letters to Lawmakers

For three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill learned about the many faces and root causes of hunger at home and around the world. With gratitude for their blessings,  young and old alike wrote letters of thanksgiving to lawmakers for the good work they have done and asked...

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November 17, 2017

LAMPa Advocate Testifies at Senate Hearing on Safe Harbor

The Rev. Jennifer Crist testified to the dangers of re-traumatizing victims of child sex trafficking at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Nov. 13.  She was accompanied by LAMPa staff and Sandra Bingaman, a representative of the Lower Susquehanna Synod Women of the ELCA, which has been active in working for Safe Harbor legislation that...

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November 15, 2017

Dec. 31 Deadline to Block Gambling Expansion in Your Community

Pennsylvania municipalities have until Dec. 31 to ban gambling expansion in the form of  “mini-casinos” in their boundaries as the result of a hastily considered revenue package adopted in late October.  Municipalities so wishing must adopt a resolution prohibiting any of the 10 approved mini-casinos and submit it to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board by...

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November 8, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Commission Report on Supporting Farmers in Cleanup Efforts

The Chesapeake Bay Commission has released a report on how to better support farmers in their efforts to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution damaging local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. “Farmers have been — and will continue to be — critical to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and the thousands of miles of local streams and rivers that provide the...

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November 3, 2017

LAMPa Names New Program Director

 Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the addition of Lynn S. Fry, Chambersburg, as program director, effective Nov. 6 Lynn is currently serving as coordinator of faith formation at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin County,  where she coordinates and leads faith formation and activities for children, youth and adults. In her...

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October 31, 2017

Revenue Package Relies on Gambling, Borrowing

Four months after enacting a spending plan, Gov. Wolf on Monday signed most of the bills passed by the Legislature in late October intended to balance the state’s $32 billion budget with gambling expansion and borrowing. The gambling legislation includes authorization of 10 new mini-casinos, internet gambling and video gaming terminals at truck stops in...

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October 26, 2017

Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA — One-Year Report

Gov. Tom Wolf’s Food Security Partnership released a comprehensive plan for a hunger-free Pennsylvania last fall.  Since the plan’s release, progress has been made toward the plan’s goals, including improving access to nutritious food and employment training, connecting to health care, and reducing food waste. A new report from the Department of Human Services outlines progress at...

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October 11, 2017

LAMPa Welcomes New Policy Council Member from SEPA

LAMPa welcomes ELCA World Hunger leader Diane Casey to Policy Council as a representative from Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod. “I believe that we are called to be the voice of those who are all too often silenced by the shame of poverty,” Casey said. “I am honored to serve on the LAMPa policy board and feel...

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September 20, 2017

Adding “Our Voices” to Churchwide Day of Service

Pennsylvania Lutherans added their voices to “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, writing hundreds of letters to both state and federal lawmakers on the churchwide dedicated day of service on Sunday, Sept. 10. Participants spoke up against rollbacks of protections for waterways and on behalf of expanding protections for victims of child sex trafficking in Pennsylvania, among other...

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September 6, 2017

Save The Date: May 21 for 2018 Lutheran Day of Advocacy

Mark your calendars now to join Lutheran advocates in Harrisburg on May 21. 2018, for a day of learning, inspiration and action on issues that matter.  Look for more details and registration in January.  

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