Please call Gov. Tom Wolf TODAY and demand he take action to protect immigrant families.These are children who spent nearly two years of their young lives in a prison. In this photo they are protesting for their freedom. Many of these children were eventually deported. THIS IS WRONG. And the state of Pennsylvania can stop this NOW.
TODAY Call Governor Wolf and demand he take action to protect immigrant families.
Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500) Lt. Gov. Fetterman (717) 787-3300 PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)
Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.
Lt. Governor Fetterman campaigned on wanting to see this prison shut down. Governor Wolf continues to make the opioid epidemic his top priority, so why not turn this prison into a treatment center?
This isn't a hard concept to grasp, families do not belong in prison. We need human services, not human rights violations. ... See MoreSee Less
We stand in solidarity with the #UAW members striking against General Motors for job stability and fair wages. Just yesterday, GM ended health insurance coverage for striking workers. This act of absolute cruelty hurts average working families and their children so that the CEOs can pocket extra money. Stay strong, UAW! When we organize, we win.
"While on strike, some benefits shift to being funded by the union’s strike fund, and in this case hourly employees are eligible for union-paid COBRA so their health care benefits can continue,” GM said in a statement.
Yesterday, Lancaster Stands Up and CASA Pennsylvania delivered petitions with 100 signatures to Scott Martin demanding his support for a $15 minimum wage. We know that a living wage will save lives and will help ensure that Lancaster works for all of us, not just the wealthiest and best connected among us. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition and voiced support for working people. ... See MoreSee Less
Hobie Crystle for District Attorney will fight for real justice by ending cash bail, treating addiction as a public health problem, and prioritizing rehabilitation and restorative justice over incarceration. ... See MoreSee Less
We are so excited to announce the candidates who our members chose to endorse for the 2019 General Municipal Elections! Candidates had to receive votes from at least 50% of those who voted in order to receive our endorsement. By the time our ballot closed, over a third of our members had voted! And so, we are excited to announce that all of the candidates on the ballot received an endorsement from our members with over 70% of the votes cast! Make sure you’re registered to vote in this November’s election, or that you’ve registered for an absentee ballot if you won’t be around. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you! Is Lancaster Stands Up able to assist with canvassing and campaign walks in East Hempfield? As a last minute write in during the primaries, I’m behind and I need all the assistance I can get! You can like my Campaign page at Darlene Oliver for East Hempfield Supervisor
"When I stopped to think about how to make sure the justice system reflects my values, I realized party wasn’t what was important. Only one candidate is prioritizing keeping parents with children and workers at jobs. It’s taking some courage, but I’m crossing party lines to make sure that person gets elected." ... See MoreSee Less
Endorsement voting is open for our members until Saturday, September 7! We asked all the candidates on the ballot to answer some questions about how they would use their office to make sure their district works for all of us, no matter our income or address. Read everyone's answers here to learn about the candidates' vision for our communities: lancasterstandsup.org/2019-general-candidate-questionnaire/... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow’s the big day! Every member of Lancaster Stands Up will receive a link in their emails that will allow you to cast your vote for who should receive our coveted endorsement. Members will get a form with links to information about each candidate on our ballot. We’ll send your membership ID number to your primary email to access the form. Once you’re in, you can choose as many or few of the candidates in each district as you feel have earned our support based on