Thanks to Janine Pavalone of Citizens for a Healthy Jessup for her kind words about Friends of Lackawanna in her Op-Ed in the Sunday Times-Tribune today:
"Credit goes to Friends of Lackawanna for inspiring and leading the way for our organization, Citizens for a Healthy Jessup. Friends of Lackawanna showed the people of Northeast Pennsylvania that it is not only appropriate to stand up, but to take issue with anyone questioning why citizens should oppose detrimental industry."
As she so eloquently put it:
"We are not a town [or region, if we may add] that should beg for scraps or show desperation. Our self-esteem is evident in the people who say we are worth more and wish to leave a legacy that shows pride."
We also thank her for this strong reminder:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
-Cultural Anthropologist, Margaret Mead
Thank you to Janine and all the people of this region who have stood up, taken pride in our area and are letting our voices be heard on these important issues! Don't dump our future!