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Although our office seeks to convey MCC’s perspective to policymakers here in Washington, we are well aware that many important decisions are made at the state (and local) level on issues like immigration, gun violence and criminal justice.

Photo: Rev. Sandra Strauss, Director of Advocacy and Ecumenical Outreach at Pennsylvania Council of Churches, John-Michael Cotignola-Pickens, Advocacy Programs Coordinator at Pennsylvania Council of Churches, Curtis Book, Peace and Justice Coordinator at MCC East Coast and Patrick Cicero, from Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, meet to discuss MCC’s advocacy priorities at the Council offices. MCC photo by Diana Williams.

For example, about 86 percent of people in prison are held in state prisons, underscoring the great need for reforms at the state level. So we are excited to announce that MCC East Coast is partnering with the Pennsylvania Council of Churches to advocate on these issues at the Pennsylvania Statehouse in Harrisburg. Read more about this partnership.

MCC East Coast encourages you to sign up for regular updates from the PA Council of Churches: sign up here.

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach
MCC U.S. Washington Office

Curtis Book
Peace and Justice Coordinator
MCC East Coast

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