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July 2018

#For Such A Time: Protecting Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security

July 21

PRAY. FAST. ACT. On Saturday, July 21, we join with the Episcopal Church in our monthly commitment to #PrayFastAct. This month, our focus is on protecting Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security for the future. Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security are the core of our nation’s medical and income safety net for the elderly, unemployed, underemployed and disabled. In recent decades, investments in programs that spur the economic potential of individuals has declined, which has led to an increase in the…

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August 2018

Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Youth Convening

August 17 - August 19

During the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC)  fourth Statewide Immigrant Youth Convening, 30 immigrant, refugee youth and children of immigrants will gather for a weekend of community building, leadership development, new friendships, solidarity and unity to develop their skills as community leaders. Last year the youth discussed topics such as Know Your Rights, Capacity Building, Advocacy, Welcoming Schools Campaign, Berks Detention Center and so much more. They were also able to use their creativity and write original poetry pieces…

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September 2018

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

September 9

September 9 is the fifth annual ELCA Churchwide Day of Service. Make it a day of God’s work. Our hands. Our voices! Want some ideas or help with projects you have in mind? From planting trees to weatherizing homes, stocking food pantries, picking up litter, making prayer shawls or volunteering with a social ministry organization, we can help you take your service to neighbor a step further toward justice through advocacy.  Contact us at LAMPa@lutheranadvocacypa.org and put “Sept. 9” in…

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Legislative All-Star Softball Game Takes Swing at Hunger

September 24
City Island Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States + Google Map

On September 24, 2018, senators and state representatives will be playing a friendly “Yinz vs. Youse”/”East vs. West” charity softball game. Proceeds from the game will benefit anti-hunger programs statewide that are administered by Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania. In two such games played since 2013, the event has raised over $130,000 to fight hunger in the  commonwealth. Lawmakers held a “draft day” news conference to draw attention to the purpose of the event and to build team rosters. More information, including opportunities for sponsorships, can…

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Lower Susquehanna Synod Schedules Hearing on Draft of Social Statement on Women and Justice

September 29
Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane
York, PA 17404 United States
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The Lower Susquehanna Synod invites you to participate in a synodical hearing on the draft of the ELCA Social Statement on Women and Justice. This is a critical step in the development of the ELCA social statement on women and justice. The hearing provides everyone with an opportunity to share comments and hear others feedback on the text of the draft statement. • WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.) • WHERE:…

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