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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York
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Our Rev. Jen Raffensperger spoke at a rally in the state Capitol to warn against the expected passage of legislation that would put an anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution up for referendum.
“We know that when abortion care is not available, women die, and we also know that prohibitions on abortion will not curtail the number of abortions taking place, they will simply make abortions more dangerous and life threatening,” said Jen Raffensperger, minister of the UUCYork. Raffensperger also read a letter, signed by dozens of clergy members, encouraging lawmakers to not view religiously-minded Pennsylvanians as a single, conservative bloc. “People of faith believe many different things about the beginnings of human life,” Raffensperger said. “No one religious viewpoint should decide American law.”
'We're going after the system'
Why Pa. activists see Capitol reform opportunities in '22.
Bruce Siwy, Pennsylvania State Capital Bureau
This is an excerpt of the article by Bruce Siwy from goerie.com. To read the complete article, click here.
Rabbi Michael Pollack wants to end "legalized bribes" in the commonwealth's Capitol — and members of his organization see reasons for optimism in the coming year.
Pennsylvania legislators and other officials are not barred from accepting meals, hotel stays and gifts of all varieties from lobbyists under existing law. Pollack and other members of his nonprofit MarchOnHarrisburg organization believe this creates conflicts of interest and a culture of dishonesty in Harrisburg that has an impact on the entire commonwealth.
"We're going after the system of corruption," Pollack said, "which, across the board, Pennsylvanians are on board about."
Immigration Justice Update
A member of our community has been approved through the Biden United 4 Ukraine program to receive a Ukrainian family in his home.
Members and friends of UUCY helped prepare rooms for the mother and son in his home.
They will be arriving soon from Poland where they escaped after the war began.
This lovely basement apartment awaits their arrival.
June 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tenfold, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, and Rainbow Rose Center are hosting a collaboration workshop. The rights and responsibilities for the LGBTQIA+ Community remain steadfast in Pennsylvania. We welcome you to join us as we discuss the most recent developments in the Central PA region on anti-discrimination on legislation and more! Click here to register!