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In Order to Lift PA out of Economic Crisis, We Need to Lift Up One Another

We are sharing this on behalf of our friends at the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, Governor’s Advisory Council on Rural Affairs, and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission


President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

We write out of concern that the people of Pennsylvania are at risk for loosing both privilege and principles. The future that we see for Pennsylvania is one that places value in each of our neighbors, by creating strong individuals. The state commissions, in turn, enhance the opportunities for healthy businesses, brisk economic development, and a state that is poised to lead.

Unfortunately these privileges are at risk. The Pennsylvania state budget proposes to eliminate the funding for the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs, Latino Affairs, Asian American Affairs, Governor’s Advisory Council on Rural Affairs and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women....

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