Rep. Wild, Sen. Casey Express Support for Morning Call Guild
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) expressed their support for the Morning Call Guild as the paper’s physical office in Allentown closed today after 100 years of service to the Greater Lehigh Valley community.
“Local journalism is at the very core of our democracy, and I’m extremely saddened that a national hedge fund company, with no ties to our community, has chosen a path of profiteering at the expense of Morning Call journalists who cover local beats that national outlets can’t or won’t cover and who provide a critical public service of transparency and accountability,” Wild said. “In times of crisis – like we’ve faced over the past several months – reporting the facts and making sure everyone has up to date district-specific information and resources is some of the most important work that can be done. I stand beside Morning Call staff in their continued efforts to report the news.”
“The Morning Call is not only a source of high-quality, local news for the Lehigh Valley, but a pillar of the community,” Casey said. “Vacating the downtown office building after 100 years represents a great loss for Allentown and for the Morning Call staff, who are steadfast in their commitment to the important work of keeping the community informed. I will continue to stand with the Morning Call Guild in their fight to preserve local journalism in the Lehigh Valley.”
The Morning Call has been a leading media institution in the Greater Lehigh Valley since 1883 and is the third largest paper in Pennsylvania.