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Lilac Monthly News: February 2021

By Lilac, Feb. 25, 2021

Defund the Police Signs
Defund the Police Signs

In the face of major budget cuts, what are the concrete demands of #DefundPolice?

The #DefundPolice movement might see another push from residents and activists alike as Philadelphia faces down a $450-million-and-growing budget hole for 2021, reported Jeremy L for the Lilac newsletter this month.



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Lilac Monthly News: January

By Lilac, Jan. 23, 2021

Housing Collage
Housing Collage

An Eviction Crisis is Looming

In 2020, Pennsylvania received $150 million from the Cares Act to help its residents who had fallen behind on rent and mortgages, but only $54.4 million of this ear-marked aid made it into the hands of people fighting to keep their homes. …

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#StopTheFOP Twitch Stream

By Mark and Eamon, Dec. 23, 2020

#Stop the FOP

On November 18, Lilac hosted a watch party for a hearing held by the Philadelphia City Council on the Philadelphia Police Department’s contracts with the city. We worked with #StopTheFOP organizers to produce a public event to help people understand why this contract is so important.

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The Lilac Monthly News: December

By Lilac, Dec. 23, 2020

People in the streets
People in the streets

#StopTheFOP Twitch Stream

On November 18, Lilac hosted a watch party on Twitch for a hearing held by the Philadelphia City Council on the Philadelphia Police Department’s contracts with the city. We worked with #StopTheFOP organizers to produce a public event to help people understand why …

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