5 hours ago

Lancaster Stands Up

Today is the second day of voting in the LSU Endorsements! We encourage you to read up on the candidates' stories, values, and platforms. Today, we're featuring Allison Troy for Manheim Township Commissioner and Barry Kauffman for Manheim Twp. Commissioner. Read their full answers here: lancasterstandsup.org/2019-primary-candidate-questionnaire/#/district/Manheim%20Township%20Commis...

Allison Troy: Living in Manheim Township has helped me become more connected and rooted to my own values than ever before. As a working parent raising a young child, I am dedicated to creating the best future possible for the next generation of Township residents. It is clear that the Board of Commissioners will soon make decisions that have the power to change the very landscape of what this Township IS, and could affect residents’ quality of life for generations to come. I want our community to reflect our deeply held values of kindness, fairness, and equality. I am running for the Board of Commissioners because it is imperative that the voices and the values of the community have a seat at the decision-making table.

Barry Kauffman: I have deep roots in Lancaster County, with my ancestral family arriving here in 1717. Our involvement in the community over the past three centuries is what leads me to be concerned about the direction in which we are moving. The lack of apparent concern for the “long-game” for our community, the seemingly relentless march toward developing every square inch of the land, is vexing. I am troubled that we have not adequately considered, much less planned for, quality of life concerns such as open space, transportation, infrastructure, or impacts on our education systems. I believe that must change. Changing direction will require smart, observant and innovative approaches to Manheim Township governance, including establishing decision-making processes not dominated by special interests. This will require a commitment to understanding our past, reaffirming our community values, and a willingness to explore new approaches and new methodologies for solving problems as we move forward.
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Today is the second day of voting in the LSU Endorsements! We encourage you to read up on the candidates stories, values, and platforms. Today, were featuring Allison Troy for Manheim Township Commissioner and Barry Kauffman for Manheim Twp. Commissioner. Read their full answers here: https://lancasterstandsup.org/2019-primary-candidate-questionnaire/#/district/Manheim%20Township%20Commissioner

Allison Troy: Living in Manheim Township has helped me become more connected and rooted to my own values than ever before. As a working parent raising a young child, I am dedicated to creating the best future possible for the next generation of Township residents. It is clear that the Board of Commissioners will soon make decisions that have the power to change the very landscape of what this Township IS, and could affect residents’ quality of life for generations to come. I want our community to reflect our deeply held values of kindness, fairness, and equality. I am running for the Board of Commissioners because it is imperative that the voices and the values of the community have a seat at the decision-making table.

Barry Kauffman: I have deep roots in Lancaster County, with my ancestral family arriving here in 1717. Our involvement in the community over the past three centuries is what leads me to be concerned about the direction in which we are moving. The lack of apparent concern for the “long-game” for our community, the seemingly relentless march toward developing every square inch of the land, is vexing. I am troubled that we have not adequately considered, much less planned for, quality of life concerns such as open space, transportation, infrastructure, or impacts on our education systems. I believe that must change. Changing direction will require smart, observant and innovative approaches to Manheim Township governance, including establishing decision-making processes not dominated by special interests. This will require a commitment to understanding our past, reaffirming our community values, and a willingness to explore new approaches and new methodologies for solving problems as we move forward.

Attention Lancaster Stands Up members: Endorsement voting opens today! Check your emails for a link to vote for the candidates of your choice. We’re so excited that this year, for the first time in Lancaster history, a democrat is running for District Attorney. Hobie Crystle for District Attorney has answered some questions about why he’s running and what he’ll do once in office. Read his full answers here: lancasterstandsup.org/2019-primary-candidate-questionnaire/#/district/Lancaster%20District%20Atto...

Question: Do you support ending unjust cash bail policies? What policies would you implement to reach this goal?

Hobie: The biggest problem with our nation’s broken criminal justice system, including here in Lancaster County, is that the system is putting people in jail who pose no danger to anyone. Under the cash bail system, people who commit nonviolent offenses, like drug possession or other petty crimes, are made to sit in prison while awaiting trial unless they have the means to bail themselves out. This system is costly and doesn’t serve anyone. In reality, the present cash bail system results in one criminal justice system for those with financial means, and another system for poor people and working people who are living paycheck to paycheck. This isn’t “equal justice under the law.” Cash bail for petty offenses exploits people who are desperate to get out of jail and accept guilty plea deals under the duress of incarceration.

I will eliminate cash bail for all petty offenses, where the alleged crime doesn’t require a jail sentence if convicted. Pre-trial detention in Lancaster County wastes taxpayer dollars and unnecessarily disrupts the lives of the accused. Bail should be used only as it was intended: to ensure the appearance of the individual in court.
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Attention Lancaster Stands Up members: Endorsement voting opens today! Check your emails for a link to vote for the candidates of your choice. We’re so excited that this year, for the first time in Lancaster history, a democrat is running for District Attorney. Hobie Crystle for District Attorney has answered some questions about why he’s running and what he’ll do once in office. Read his full answers here: https://lancasterstandsup.org/2019-primary-candidate-questionnaire/#/district/Lancaster%20District%20Attorney 

Question: Do you support ending unjust cash bail policies? What policies would you implement to reach this goal?

Hobie: The biggest problem with our nation’s broken criminal justice system, including here in Lancaster County, is that the system is putting people in jail who pose no danger to anyone. Under the cash bail system, people who commit nonviolent offenses, like drug possession or other petty crimes, are made to sit in prison while awaiting trial unless they have the means to bail themselves out. This system is costly and doesn’t serve anyone. In reality, the present cash bail system results in one criminal justice system for those with financial means, and another system for poor people and working people who are living paycheck to paycheck. This isn’t “equal justice under the law.” Cash bail for petty offenses exploits people who are desperate to get out of jail and accept guilty plea deals under the duress of incarceration. 

I will eliminate cash bail for all petty offenses, where the alleged crime doesn’t require a jail sentence if convicted. Pre-trial detention in Lancaster County wastes taxpayer dollars and unnecessarily disrupts the lives of the accused. Bail should be used only as it was intended: to ensure the appearance of the individual in court.

Endorsement voting for local candidates begins tomorrow! We encourage all our voting members to do their research on the candidates and vote with their values. Today, we’re featuring the candidates for Lancaster City Council. Read all their answers to our questionnaire here: lancasterstandsup.org/2019-primary-candidate-questionnaire/#/district/Lancaster%20City%20Council

Amanda Bakay for City Council: I believe that all Lancastrians have a right to live, and remain in quality, affordable housing. Rising housing costs is an issue that affects both renters and homeowners and there are number of things that a member of City Council can do to ensure that our housing crisis does not get worse.

Xavier Garcia-Molina for City Council: While I recognize that there are limitations to the powers of city council, assuming the position of councilman ensures that not only will there exist a vote that’ll always prioritize the needs of community members in city government, but one that recognizes the trauma and the history all community members bring to the table. As a councilman I strive to be of aide in bringing this community together so that all that live here now, and all that will join our community in the future, will mutually benefit from the progress we are bringing forth.

Jaime Arroyo for Lancaster: As a Lancaster City Councilman, I want to positively contribute to the decisions that are affecting the residents of our community. I want to make sure that they are being heard and that we are making decisions to help them thrive here, not push them out. In order for us to see equitable development, quality housing and safe neighborhoods in our city, we need people who lived the Lancaster experience and have the knowledge and background to make decisions that allow everyone to prosper.
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Endorsement voting for local candidates begins tomorrow! We encourage all our voting members to do their research on the candidates and vote with their values. Today, we’re featuring the candidates for Lancaster City Council. Read all their answers to our questionnaire here: https://lancasterstandsup.org/2019-primary-candidate-questionnaire/#/district/Lancaster%20City%20Council

Amanda Bakay for City Council: I believe that all Lancastrians have a right to live, and remain in quality, affordable housing. Rising housing costs is an issue that affects both renters and homeowners and there are number of things that a member of City Council can do to ensure that our housing crisis does not get worse.

Xavier Garcia-Molina for City Council: While I recognize that there are limitations to the powers of city council, assuming the position of councilman ensures that not only will there exist a vote that’ll always prioritize the needs of community members in city government, but one that recognizes the trauma and the history all community members bring to the table. As a councilman I strive to be of aide in bringing this community together so that all that live here now, and all that will join our community in the future, will mutually benefit from the progress we are bringing forth.

Jaime Arroyo for Lancaster: As a Lancaster City Councilman, I want to positively contribute to the decisions that are affecting the residents of our community. I want to make sure that they are being heard and that we are making decisions to help them thrive here, not push them out. In order for us to see equitable development, quality housing and safe neighborhoods in our city, we need people who lived the Lancaster experience and have the knowledge and background to make decisions that allow everyone to prosper.

 

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Are the other two Council primary candidates in consideration as well? Willie E. Shell, Sr and Al Williams.

Out of that list... Xavier has my vote... I'm also behind AL Williams... No one else at this point.

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We are gearing up for a listening canvass to talk to our neighbors about how to build a better community that works for all of us! Your support is crucial to train and support our canvassers. Can you give $10 right now to help with costs to equip and send out our canvassers?
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We are gearing up for a listening canvass to talk to our neighbors about how to build a better community that works for all of us! Your support is crucial to train and support our canvassers. Can you give $10 right now to help with costs to equip and send out our canvassers? 
https://lancasterstandsup.org/donate

2 weeks ago

Lancaster Stands Up

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Wish. I. Could. B. There

Sophie, you are a wonder! Thank you for all you're doing! The organizing and your enthusiasm are so imporant!

YES!!

Go Sophie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Sav!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for fighting the good fight. Never give up. The Light is winning

We NEED more, better, achievable paths for refugees and immigrants to find safety, shelter, settlement and if they wish, citizenship. Mass deportation and incarceration is not the answer. America is for ALL OF US.

Thank you for standing with immigrants!

Yes! I am Lancaster and I support immigrants and refugees!!!

WJWD👐👐👐❤

👐👐👐❤👊👊👊

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2 weeks ago

Lancaster Stands Up

Getting ready for the rally in Penn Square at noon today! Come out and remind Lloyd that Lancaster values our immigrant community! ... See MoreSee Less

Getting ready for the rally in Penn Square at noon today! Come out and remind Lloyd that Lancaster values our immigrant community!

 

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What's the percentage these days?

Wish. I. Was. There

He listens only to the Repub committee people that tell him what to do so he stays in power. He is a joke.

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2 weeks ago

Lancaster Stands Up

This is disgusting fear-mongering and immigrant bashing from Congressman Smucker.

Lloyd: you are creating fictional problems to use fear of immigrants for cheap political points. You've lost your moral compass. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Join us this Saturday to stand up to Lloyd and stand up for our immigrant neighbors: www.facebook.com/events/1963643827276787/
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This is disgusting fear-mongering and immigrant bashing from Congressman Smucker. 

Lloyd: you are creating fictional problems to use fear of immigrants for cheap political points. Youve lost your moral compass. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Join us this Saturday to stand up to Lloyd and stand up for our immigrant neighbors: https://www.facebook.com/events/1963643827276787/

 

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Every day. I am glad to have voted for Jess King. If I had voted for this hate-monger, big $$$ taker, I would be ashamed.

BREAKING: The House has PASSED HR1 "The legislation includes a national expansion of early voting, redistricting reform, making Election Day a federal holiday, automatic voter registration and stricter disclosure rules for a bevy of political activities. One particular ethics provision would mandate presidential and vice-presidential candidates to publicly disclose 10 years of tax returns — a nod to Trump’s refusal to do so despite decades of precedent."

All states require that you be a United States citizen by birth or naturalization in order to vote in federal and state elections.

Why don't you also add language that deleting voter registries and stealing and throwing away early ballots is illegal as well.... you know the Republican's weapons of choice in Georgia and South Carolina. You're a spineless partizan hack Congressman Schmucker.

Lloyd has bought into the scare-mongering, gaslighting, flat-out-lying tactics of the Trump administration. All aboard this sinking ship eh Lloyd Smucker?

So for this issue, which is already covered by existing statute, Smucker and other GOP have no problem adding language-yet when gun safety legislation comes up, “We already have rules! We mustn’t add more rules!!!!! Second Amendment!” What about the Fifteenth and Nineteenth Amendments?

It's a solution in search of a problem that doesn't exist, Lloyd!

Screw you Lloyd.

Why do they say tht about illegals voting?

Any excuse to keep from having to do the job of governing.

I did not see anything pertaining to "immigrants" in the post. I did however see "illegal Immigrant" in the post. Nice liberal twist on words though.

Serious question, because I'm stupid. Are undocumented immigrants allowed to vote? I'm confused.

Lloyd, Lloyd, Lloyd, there you go again with your incredibly stupid fallacy logic.

They don't HAVE the right to vote now. Solution with no problem.

Vote him out

Yep that’s how you won lol

Thow the racist out.

Then we should not take their tax money

Smucker, allowing you to breathe devalues our country you low-life POS.

Is this guy a moron?

Smucker would rather protect ASSHOLE Trump than do what is right. He doesn't care about anything but what Trump wants. The constituants of our county voted the WRONG person into office.

Do something for the people who were dumb enough to VOTE for you! A-HOLE

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