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The Lilac Monthly News: November

By Lilac, Nov. 22, 2020

Demo outside the Convention Center
Demo outside the Convention Center

Stop the FOP

Join us Wednesday morning to Stop the FOP! City Council is holding a hearing about the police contract and Lilac invites you to watch along with us on Twitch. We will discuss what's going on over text chat in our Twitch stream. …

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Justice for Walter Wallace Jr

By Lilac, Nov. 7, 2020

The City of Philadelphia has released the bodycam footage of the murder of Walter Wallace Jr. at the hands of Philadelphia Police Department Officers Sean Matarazzo and Thomas Munz.

The videos confirm what we already knew, that Wallace needed help from mental health professionals, not brutal police. His murderers never …

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Lilac's Statement on Mike Doyle

By Lilac Coordinating Committee, Nov. 2, 2020

At our general meeting last week, our members voted to rescind our endorsement of Mike Doyle for PA State House in light of racist, anti-semetic, and misogynous social media posts made by the candidate.

Further, the candidate's apology fell far short of atoning for the harm he caused our communities. …

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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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