Author Archive: Elisa Zaehringer

It’s Time To “Save Our Homes”

  The American Dream is in danger.  The recession that began in 2008 has decimated Pennsylvania’s families and the communities in which they live.  While the recession is, technically, over, the sluggishness of the “recovery” has meant unemployment in excess…
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economic crisis, Events, legislation, local government, mortgage foreclosure, politics, Uncategorized, unemployment

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Save the Date: Lehigh Valley Fair Budget Coalition to Hold a Budget Forum

The Lehigh Valley Fair Budget Coalition, a group of non-profits and local government organizations, will hold a Legislative Forum in the 6th floor conference room of Northampton Community College’s Fowler Family Southside Center on East Third Street in Bethlehem on Friday,…
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Bethlehem, economic crisis, Events, legislation, local government, politics, poverty, Uncategorized

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A TALE OF STRENGTH AND THE POWER OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

On February 14, 2010, Nikki W.  found herself keeling over in pain.  After months of testing, she was diagnosed with gastroparesis (paralysis of the stomach).  Gastroparesis (GP) is a chronic illness without a cure.  Treatment options are limited. There are…
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Events, media coverage, poverty, Uncategorized

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We Are Participating in Hunger Action Month, And You Can, Too

You cannot recognize the face of hunger because it hides from you.  It does not discriminate against age, gender, creed, educational attainment, or hometown.  Right here in the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, more than 63,000 people struggle with hunger…
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community action, hunger, politics, poverty

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The Rally for a Responsible Budget

     On May 3, 2011, thousands of Pennsylvanians chanted “these cuts are nuts” on the Capitol Steps at the “Rally for a Responsible Budget.”  The event, sponsored by the CLEAR Coalition, offered union groups, advocates, educators, non-profit employees and concerned…
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legislation, local government, media coverage, politics, poverty, Uncategorized

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