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January 23, 2014

Preach-In on Climate Change Workshop

Tuesday February 11, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST Get ready to address the faith dimensions and moral  implications of climate change in your preaching with this workshop, led by The Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman.  The Rev. Dr. Wiseman is Associate Professor of Homiletics and Director of United Methodist Studies at the...

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November 1, 2013

Nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians facing hungrier holidays in wake of nutrition cuts

Some 1.8 million already vulnerable Pennsylvanians face further hardship as of Nov. 1 as cuts to federal nutrition assistance take effect. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), the cut amounts to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four.                Approximately 766,000 children, 494,000 seniors and an estimated 59,300...

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October 7, 2013

Government Shutdown Leaves Hungry Even More Vulnerable

The federal government’s failure to act on a farm bill or a budget leaves hungry Americans with severely limited access to nutrition.  While the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP — formerly food stamps) and school meals will be funded through October, other critical nutrition programs for low-income families and seniors will not. Take action on...

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September 11, 2013

Go to Bat Against Hunger at Legislative All-Star Ballgame

Join your friends at Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania and watch lawmakers from both sides of the aisle team up against hunger on Sept. 30 at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg.  Nearly one out of every six, or about 1.9 million, Pennsylvanians is at risk of hunger and may not know where their next meal...

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August 30, 2013

ELCA Assembly Actions Open New Advocacy Opportunities

In August 2013, over 1,000 voting members at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh acted on resolutions and memorials that have implications for LAMPa’s advocacy ministry. LAMPa has prepared a summary of these actions and noted current, related public policy issues in Pennsylvania. + Comprehensive immigration reform. The assembly approved advocacy for the adoption of...

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August 16, 2013

Act Now To Protect Loyalsock State Forest from Drilling

The Corbett Administration and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) have been negotiating extensive new gas development in the Loyalsock State Forest with Anadarko Petroleum for well over a year. An unusual land deed gives the Governor and DCNR extraordinary powers to protect a section of the Loyalsock known as the Clarence Moore Lands,...

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July 18, 2013

“God’s Work. Our Voices.” Monday. September 9, 2013

On September 8, ELCA congregations across Pennsylvania will be serving their neighbors during “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday. Together we will prepare or deliver meals, fix houses, collect supplies, help a child learn to read and so much more. But what will happen on Monday for those disciples engaged in service and the people with...

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July 9, 2013

LAMPa Launches School Breakfast Campaign

Although the calendar tells us summer has just begun, come Independence Day, students, teachers and parents know back-to-school preparation is just around the corner.  Here at LAMPa, we will be using the summer legislative recess to meet with synod staff and congregations in the “Feed My Lambs” campaign to expand school breakfast participation. In Pennsylvania,...

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July 8, 2013

Senate Derails Payday Move by House

 Payday lenders convinced state House Republican leaders to slip a line into a Fiscal Code bill needed to implement aspects of the new state budget stating that it was the “intent” of House and Senate Republican leaders to pass legislation by October to legalize high-interest payday loans in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately for the Payday industry, the...

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July 3, 2013

State Food Purchase Program Sees Funding Increase

For the first time since the 2006-2007 State Budget, the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP)  has received a funding increase. SFPP was allocated an increase of $100,000.00, or 0.6% over the current fiscal year. This represents a departure from the trend of recent years, in which funding decreased or was held flat in a time...

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