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THE LILAC MONTHLY NEWS: OCTOBER

By THE NEWSLETTER GROUP, Oct. 21, 2020

People in the streets protesting utility shut offs!
People in the streets protesting utility shut offs!

Contested Election

Pennsylvania has found itself right in the middle of the Trump-Biden contest as possibly the most important state in the election. In 2016, Trump won the state by less than 1%. Polls are looking good for Biden, but we learned …

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2020 Ballot Question Voting Guide

By Lilac Electoral Working Group, Oct. 20, 2020

  1. Vote Yes: Stop and Frisk is a racist policy that allows the police to search people without any justification. The PPD makes about 10,000 of these stops a year allowing them to freely harass oppressed communities and contributing to mass incarceration.
  2. Vote No: Victim’s advocate organizations promote “tough on crime” …

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Lilac Endorses Mike Doyle!

By The Lilac Electoral Working Group, Oct. 7, 2020

Lilac Endorses Mike Doyle for PA House District 170
Lilac Endorses Mike Doyle for PA House District 170

Lilac is excited to announce that our membership endorsed Mike Doyle for State Representative (170th State House District)! Mike is running a campaign built on policies that will bring real change for the multiracial working class like single-payer healthcare, the Pennsylvania …

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The Lilac Monthly News: September

By The Newsletter Group, Sept. 20, 2020

Photo from Camp JTD: "We're Staying Open!"
Photo from Camp JTD: "We're Staying Open!"

The People Deserve Housing!

Mayor Kenney and his allies in the PHA have been desperately trying to clear out three homeless encampments around the city. After narrowly losing an injunction from a federal judge, the city moved to evict residents of Camp JTD …

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The Monthly News: August: Fund Our Schools!

By Lilac Newsletter Team, Aug. 19, 2020

We open this edition of the newsletter with a call to help the sister of long-time friend of Lilac, Karl Blumenthal. Lore Elizabeth Blumenthal was arrested in the early morning of June 15, 2020, on charges of arson during the recent uprising. Lore is a care worker in Philadelphia and …

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