The Education Committee seeks to ensure that all members of our community have access to quality education; to facilitate the sharing of educational resources for the betterment of the community; and to host events that uplift members of our community from all backgrounds. We are looking for new members who are passionate about uplifting residents of Lebanon County through educational outreach, community events, and the creation & dissemination of easy-to-follow educational materials. We also seek volunteers to attend and report on school board meetings across the county. The Education Committee meets at 6:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
The Public Safety & Criminal Justice Committee seeks to ensure that our county's criminal justice system is accountable, protects everyone's constitutional rights, and works for the betterment of the community as a whole. The Committee has five active working groups:
(1) The Lebanon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (LC-CJAB) Working Group,
(2) The Lebanon County Correctional Facility (LCCF) Working Group
(3) City of Lebanon Police Department & Mayor’s Office Working Group,
(4) Working Group on the Other 12 Municipal Police Departments in Lebanon County, and (5) the Pardon Project Working Group.
The PSCJ Committee meets at 7:00 pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.
The LGBTQ+ F.I.E.R.C.E. Empowerment Committee seeks to serve as a beacon of light for Lebanon County's LGBTQ+ community by insisting on equal civil rights and civil liberties for everyone. The Committee promotes the passage and enforcement of anti-discrimination laws at local, state, and national levels, in every sphere of life, from employment and education to housing and health care. It also supports cultural and community events that advocate and foster these ideals. We seek to expand the sphere of civil rights for all people, especially people of color, who are discriminated against or marginalized because of their gender, sexuality, or other identities. We are Forever Inclusive Edgy Ready Cunning & Electrified! The Committee meets at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month.
Voting rights form the cornerstone of our democratic republic. Those same voting rights are currently under assault by state legislatures across the country, including right here in Pennsylvania. The work of the Voting Rights & Political Engagement Committee focuses on voter registration, voter education, and advocacy for laws & policies that make it easier for citizens in Lebanon County to cast their ballots. The Committee also works to spotlight and oppose laws & policies intended to suppress the vote and disenfranchise voters, especially in communities of color. The VRPE Committee meets at 6:00 pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month.
The Legal Redress Committee receives complaints of discrimination from members of our community -- whether in employment, housing, education, health, or any other sphere of life protected by civil rights laws -- gathers information from complainants, and recommends avenues for seeking legal redress. The Committee does not offer legal advice and cannot assist with legal or court fees, but it does aim to point complainants in the right direction so they might successfully seek redress through the legal system. The Legal Redress Committee meets as circumstances require.