We're so excited to see all these names on the ballot today! Remember polls are open until 8pm. You can find your polling place at votespa.com.
Thank you to everyone who stepped up to run for office, helped run a campaign, knocked a door, made a phone call, made a donation, or did anything else to help this amazing slate of candidates this primary season.Announcing our 2019 Primary Endorsements! Thanks to every Lancaster Stands Up member who researched and voted for the candidates you felt best represented our community’s values.
Here’s our full slate of endorsements:
Hobie Crystle for District Attorney Jaime Arroyo for Lancaster Amanda Bakay for City Council Xavier Garcia-Molina for City Council Ramon Escudero, School District of Lancaster Board Edie Gallagher, School District of Lancaster Board Robin Goodson for School Board Director Kareena Rios, School District of Lancaster Board Barry Kauffman for Manheim Twp. Commissioner Allison Troy for Manheim Township Commissioner Courtney Morton for Manheim Township School Board Teddy M. Vasquez for Manheim Twp School Board
For more on Lancaster Stands Up’s member endorsement vote process, go to lancasterstandsup.org/2019candidates. ... See MoreSee Less
“[Without] adequate time to find alternative housing, low-income Pennsylvanians and their families are more likely to face homelessness and as a result lose employment and income, or be displaced from schools and community."
We cannot allow discriminatory bills to endanger our friends and neighbors in the face of rising housing costs and stagnant wages. If you have a story about eviction or housing insecurity, Lancaster Stands Up wants to hear from you. We'll be collecting testimonials from the community and sending our findings to our state and local legislators to show them the lasting damage their bill could cause to working and poor families in Lancaster county. ... See MoreSee Less
I would seem to me your time may be well served to invite landlords into this group and encourage dialogue. I've been following LSU from the beginning but of late I have been dismayed to see this attack on landlords by either claiming they are redlining by charging higher rents in low income areas or claiming rents in general for our area are too high to meet the need. Housing is and will be a conundrum in Lancaster as well as many other areas but let me just say this, you will need landlord cooperation to help make Lancaster as place for all of us. The cost of our ever rising taxes in the city (which are becoming ridiculous) the cost of water & sewer (also ever rising), cost of utilities, maintenance and repairs as well as the cost to actually purchase rental property these days is what your real stumbling points should be. As it stands, the average landlord who purchases a 2 unit with an 80% LTV mortgage can barely keep it in the black because of these costs. I know because I manage investment properties for a living. Many of these property owners have a rather substantial loss at the end of the year. They are not lining their greedy pockets as you would have the less fortunate believe. This continual attack on landlords must stop or we will end up like Philadelphia years ago with blocks and blocks of boarded up properties that serve no good to anyone. You NEED to be better educated, not by the statistics that you are being spoon fed, but by actual landlords who could sit down and show you in black & white where it all settles at the end of the day. Naturally, there are terrible landlords in our city as well and they should be held accountable but these are the minority here and as time goes on they are actually dying out. I am deeply distressed with the course this group has chosen to take, particularly without any regard for the other side. I hope you will consider inviting some of the larger vested landlords in for a dialogue.
The Hobie Crystle for District Attorney campaign is underway, and we need to get the word out about why we need a DA like Hobie who works for us and puts Lancaster’s working families first. Hobie needs folks to knock on their friends’ and neighbors’ doors to talk about the upcoming race and what’s at stake for our community.
Everyone is welcome to a canvass launch on May 18 or 19 at a location near you. At each location, we’ll conduct a short canvassing training (with snacks!) before we hit the doors. To take on the status quo, we need you. Sign up below:
Hobie Crystle for District Attorney is running to keep our community safe and make our criminal justice system fair for everyone. We are kicking off the campaign with a huge weekend of canvassing on May 18th and 19th!
We will have conversations with thousands of our neighbors about the criminal justice system, and will get out the vote for the May 21 Primary.
Hobie Crystle is running for Lancaster District Attorney to keep our community safe and make our criminal justice system fair for everyone. We are kicking off the campaign with a huge weekend of canvassing on May 18th and 19th! We will have conversations with thousands of our neighbors about the cri...
In case you missed it, Lancaster Stands Up members Zak Gregg, Eliza Ayers Booth, and Kareena Rios sat down with LNP + LancasterOnline to talk about who Lancaster Stands Up is, where we came from, and where we are going. We got to talk about our origin story and why we continue to fight for the values that unite us. From the local level to the federal level, we're fighting for everyday working families in our community. Thank you to LNP for hosting us -- we hope that even more of our friends and neighbors get involved in the political process as a results of our conversation. ... See MoreSee Less
Lancaster has a housing crisis on our hands, and some landlords are choosing to profit off the needs of working and impoverished families in our community.
Danene Sorace notes of the shortage here, “Some investors in the South of the city are achieving a faster rate of return on their investment, paying less in property taxes and investing less in property maintenance — all while charging the same rents as other areas of the city.”
We won’t stand for this. Lancaster Stands Up is hosting a housing forum to discuss in depth how we plan on facing this crisis head-on and making Lancaster livable for everyone. Join us on May 7 at our Community Housing Forum to share your story and to hear our strategy for a Lancaster for all of us. RSVP here: www.facebook.com/events/2429146710452196/... See MoreSee Less
This shortage did not happen overnight. Gray-Patterson have had alot do with this. Lack of foresight, lack of planning. Mediocrity masquerading as excellence. #lancasterdeservesbetter
Is the idea to use force on the property owners so they comply with your preferences?
Does this mean that Lancaster stands up stands for the force of government to be used against those they disagree with?
Yeah Good luck with that. This is not a new problem.
Women Empowerment Day is happening tomorrow (Saturday, May 4th) at Bright Side Opportunities Center in Lancaster. Our own Eliza Ayers Booth is one of the guest speakers! The event is from noon to 3pm, come out and network and check out all the local vendors. ... See MoreSee Less
Tune into LSU's livestream so that we can hear from our MDJ candidates!
Lancaster Stands Up Tonight we're so excited to host our first-ever Magisterial District Judge Forum, for the Northeast Lancaster City MDJ!
Sharon Watson for Magisterial District Judge - Lancaster, PA was unable to make it tonight due to a family emergency. Our thoughts are with her family and we will be working with her campaign to make sure she is able to participate post-event. ... See MoreSee Less