LSA-DN Weekly Update

Senior Services News
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Lutheran Services in America “Strength & Service Series”

Becoming an Antiracist Organization
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00 EDT

Hear from three peer leaders as they continue addressing their organization’s role in systemic racism, explore efforts to engage community partners to dismantle racism, and discuss the importance in recognizing and naming the pain that racism causes.  Join Damyn Kelly, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of New York, Michael Bertrand, President and CEO & Beverly Jones, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois and Paulo Pina, Pediatric Medical Director, Assistant Clinical Professor, NYU Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone.  For more information and to register click here.

Engagement Technology — What Happens When You Pair Technology and Creative Leadership
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00pm EDT

The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the forefront the importance of staying connected, and the consequences of being isolated. Come see how the pairing of technology and creative leadership can lead to successful outcomes and improve the quality of life for everyone involved. Hosted by Jack York, President and Cofounder of iN2L, Dave Gehm, President and CEO of Wellspring Lutheran Services, and Kevin McFeely, President and CEO of Tacoma Lutheran, will share their own experiences and expertise on creative ways they have kept their residents, families and staff connected and engaged through the pandemic. For more information and to register click here.


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Advocacy Update

Lutheran Services in America CEO Charlotte Haberaecker joins several others in urging Congress to address the needs of nonprofits by enacting a COVID-19 relief bill now: Warning of large impending job losses, Haberaecker and 37 other CEOs wrote to Congressional leadership that the Paycheck Protection Program and other job-saving initiatives of the CARES Act must be re-upped and include relief for nonprofits of all sizes before the November election.  Negotiations remain at a standstill and have become less likely prior to the November election.  The House of Representatives is expected adjourn next week until after the election, and while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has begun to assemble a new package for a possible House vote next week, reports of its $2.4 trillion cost appears to be far beyond an amount that the Senate will accept.  Meanwhile, Congress has other pressing business.  The federal government is set to shut down on September 30th unless Congress acts to keep it running.  Earlier this week the House passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through December 11th.  The Senate is expected to take up a stopgap measure next week.

Join Us in Urging Lawmakers to Provide Additional Nonprofit Relief NOW by clicking here Congress is scheduled to adjourn by early October and not to return until after the election—but lawmakers have still not passed an additional COVID-19 relief package that addresses the ongoing needs most important to our members, as outlined in our key priorities. We are asking lawmakers to address the urgent remaining needs of nonprofit health and human services providers NOW.  Your participation will be vital: join us again in writing to your lawmakers.

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