The Lehigh Valley Fair Budget Coalition, a group of non-profits and local government organizations, will hold a Legislative Forum in the 6th floor conference room of Northampton Community College’s Fowler Family Southside Center on East Third Street in Bethlehem on Friday, April 13, at 1:00 PM.   A panel of elected officials will listen and respond to real stories from Lehigh Valley residents about how the proposed cuts will impact their lives. 

Governor Corbett’s proposed budget for 2012-2013 turns its back on Pennsylvania’s families and sacrifices long-term economic growth for short-term budgetary savings.  The proposed budget slashes education, human services and community and economic development programs that help individuals become productive and self-sufficient.  Ironically, these programs save money over the long-run and build strong communities. 

 It doesn’t have to be this way.  Pennsylvanian lawmakers can still keep their commitment to fiscal responsibility without balancing the budget on the backs of those most vulnerable.   

We all want to live in healthy and thriving communities and we all understand that there needs to be public and private investments in our communities in order to achieve that goal.  Attend this forum if you would like to make your voice heard in discussions that will shape the future of the Lehigh Valley.    

I hope that you will save the date and attend this important event

For more information, please contact Elisa Zaehringer at 484-893-1046 or

Click here to download a copy of the flyer.