Category: Advocacy

April 1, 2017

ELCA Bishops, Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Refugees, Migrants

At the end of March, over 100 Lutheran leaders, including Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, met with congressional offices in Washington, D.C. to urge their members of Congress to protect and welcome vulnerable refugees and migrant children fleeing the endemic violence and persecution in their communities. Add your voice to theirs by taking action here. “It...

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March 31, 2017

New Bill Creates Safe Harbor for Child Victims of Sex Trafficking

Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Bucks, has re-introduced legislation to divert child victims of sex trafficking away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate human services.  Senate Bill 554 was voted favorably out of the Judiciary Committee, (see the vote) , saw first and second considerations in the Senate and was referred to Senate Appropriations on March...

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October 22, 2015

Call for A Budget That Puts Students First

As the budget impasses continues, the Campaign for Fair Education Funding this week formally called on Gov. Tom Wolf and legislators to promptly reach a budget agreement that enacts the funding formula adopted by the state Basic Education Funding Commission and increases basic education funding by at least $410 million this year. “Failure to sufficiently...

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September 4, 2015

Serve. Pray. Act. on Behalf of Hungry Children on September 13

WHAT? This year on God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday, consider adding advocacy as a complement to your service. This year, you can help start a letter writing campaign to Congress. These letters will help advocate for justice by educating your representatives about an issue and showing your community’s commitment to compassionate values. WHY? In our...

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July 30, 2015

#RiseUpELCA: Taking Action on Water and Blight in PA

How do you follow up on the #RiseUpELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit? Bring your #Proclaim Justice Day activities home! Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania has developed resources for Pennsylvania youth leaders to bring home the Detroit service and advocacy themes. 1. Teens #BoardUpBlight PA In Detroit, 3,200 vacant lots were cleared and 319 abandoned...

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June 19, 2015

PA Bishops Support LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Harrisburg, PA — The seven Pennsylvania bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released a letter June 18 in support of legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Public Relations Act to prohibit discrimination in areas of employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity or...

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May 11, 2015

Child Nutrition Reauthorization

In a nation of great wealth and resources, no child should ever go hungry. However, 15.8 million children in the United States live in households that struggle with hunger. For too many children, a meal served at school is the only food that can be counted on each day. Lack of access to nutritious food...

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April 23, 2015

LAMPa Applauds End of SNAP Asset Test

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania applauds Governor Tom Wolf for acting in the first hundred days of his administration to eliminate the onerous asset test for recipients of the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP). The SNAP Asset Test has created the single largest barrier to food security for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, resulting in...

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April 7, 2015

Lutheran Day Workshops Announced

WORKSHOPS AT TRINITY, CAMP HILL Hunger-Free Homes: Achieving Food Security at Hunger Free Lancaster County Learn about a coalition of more than 20 nonprofit, for profit, religious, government and grassroots organizations committed to one mission: building a hunger-free Lancaster County by creating a nutritious, accessible and sustainable food system. Our goal is 21.6 million meals...

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September 9, 2014

#ELCADayofService Included Advocacy In PA

Putting their voices as well as their hands to God’s work, some congregations added advocacy to their day of service on September 7. In Gettysburg, Lutherans picked up litter, cleaned a soup kitchen, worked at a homeless shelter, served dinner at a migrant work camp, gleaned apples for the area Community Action Program and hosted...

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