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  • October 23, 2014

    LSA Urges Congressional Appropriators to Pass a Full Year FY15 Housing Spending Bill

    In late October, LSA sent letters to key House and Senate appropriators, urging them to pass a full Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) appropriations bill with funding levels sufficient for states, communities, and providers to maintain and expand affordable housing options that serve the most vulnerable, and to stimulate community revitalization.


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  • October 23, 2014

    LSA Joins 1,200 Organizations in Urging Congress to Fund CHIP

    On October 23, 2014 1,200 leading national, state, tribal, and local organizations wrote to Congressional leaders, asking them to provide continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Congress must stabilize CHIP funding this year so that states can continue to operate these programs without interruption.


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  • October 22, 2014

    LSA's Member Engagement Team on the Road this Fall

    Shannon Steene of LSA's Member Engagement team has been on the road lately, visiting members of Lutheran Services in America. Did you know that LSA's network is made up of more than 300 organizations, which provide care to six million people a year? Thank you to all the hard-working people that provide care and hope to people in need throughout the U.S.


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  • October 22, 2014

    New LSA Board Member Discusses a Lifetime of Change and Growth in Lutheran Social Ministry

    Julie Swanson on Disability Services, the LSA-DN Network, and Leadership with LSA

    Coming from a long career with Lutheran social ministry organizations, Julie Swanson, President and CEO of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia (LFSVA), has been involved in the Lutheran system since before the founding of LSA. For Julie, getting involved in the LSA network was an easy decision. "It's the other LSA member agencies, and the staff that work for them, that are your best allies and sources of information," she said in an interview with LSA this fall.


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  • October 20, 2014

    LSA-DN Acknowledges Senator Harkin on his Retirement for Tireless Work on Behalf of Americans with Disabilities

    The Lutheran Services in America Disability Network (LSA-DN) has reached out to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) to personally thank him for his tireless advocacy on and support for the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. After more than 25 years in the Senate, Senator Harkin is now retiring. Senator Harkin is the Chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in the Senate and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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