We honor the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today. This quote of his is from 1966 yet we are still dealing with injustice in healthcare in this country today. We stand with Dr. King whose message was clear: Healthcare is a human right. ... See MoreSee Less
Lancaster Stands Up for the arts! The F&M Players are performing The Addams Family next week-- support the Franklin & Marshall College student theater company! Get tickets here: tinyurl.com/fmplayers... See MoreSee Less
Proud to stand with Put People First - PA, the Homeless Union and so many others in our community to speak up for healthcare and housing the poor. Thank you, PPF, for standing for this issue for over a year and leading us to a huge win last night. Videos in comment section are thanks to PPF as well. ... See MoreSee Less
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On Wednesday night, LSU joined with Put People First PA Lancaster Healthcare Rights Committee and attended a Lancaster City zoning board meeting where UPMC was seeking approval for their petition to change 210 College Ave's zoning (formely St Joseph's Hospital) from "hospital zoning" to "mixed-use zoning' so that they can sell the land to a developer, which will mostly likely worsen the rapid gentrification happening in Lancaster.
LSU member & PPF supporter, J Eric Fisher spoke passionately and called on the zoning board to "slow down" and wait to rezone as it "might give our community the power it needs to have something really incredible happen here." He goes on to say: "Lancaster has been in the media for...wonderful things, I want the next story to be that we are the small city...that didn't leave people behind."
This was what I was talking about at the It's Up to Us meeting. 🙌 There is so much power in making them hear our voices at these types of meetings because it goes in the minutes and they have to answer! Best case scenario, they actually listen. Even if they don't do what we want, they will be on record as saying NO to such a worthy cause. What an inspiring speech! I hope we can have even more next time! 💙
Will spend the coming weeks researching more ways to use this time effectively. Keep your eyes open for more 🙂
Lancaster City Council Member elect Councilor Jaime Arroyo went to Congress yesterday to testify about why businesses need to implement practices that benefit all of us, not just their personal profits and CEO's paycheck. From paying employees living wages to reducing the use of fossil fuels in their business model, we need businesses and coporations to play their part in working for working people. And, we need representatives and voters who hold these businesses accountable for their impact on our communities. That's what Lancaster elected Jaime, Councilor Amanda Bakay, and Xavier Garcia-Molina for City Council to do once they're sworn in, and we can't wait to see how they push Lancaster to work for all of us. ... See MoreSee Less
That was a word salad of feel good BS.
Why are folks clamoring for government force to be applied to our citizens & businesses?
I don’t understand. What happened to live & let live? Or violence is unacceptable?