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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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Monthly News: July - End Pre-trial Detention!

By Lilac Newsletter Team, July 16, 2020

People on streets!
People on streets!

End Pre-trial Detention!

While Philadelphia’s courts have been closed since March, arrests and preliminary arraignment hearings have continued. This means that DA Larry Krasner's broken promises of bail reform keep thousands of people incarcerated without trial, 91% of which are Black. Jails have been some of the …

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Monthly News: June - Defund the Police!

By Lilac Newsletter Team, June 22, 2020

BLM Protests on the Art Museum Steps
BLM Protests on the Art Museum Steps

Defund the Police!

The people of the United States reacted in horror to the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police (See Lilac’s statement here). Thousands took the streets in Philadelphia alone to defund the police and stand against police brutality. …

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