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Principles for the Political Revolution to Stand On

Our Choices: Larry Krasner for D.A., Alan Butkovitz for Controller

We're Building An INFRASTRUCTURE of Resistance to the Trump Agenda

Resistance to Trump Starts With a Bang In Northwest Philly

The Fight Back Against Trump (And Trumpism) Accelerates In Philly

Keith Ellison Should be the Next Chair of the DNC

FBI is Trying to Rig This Election for Trump

Time to Act

Shapiro for Attorney General

McGinty for Senate

Help People to Register to Vote

Why We Support Clinton For President

It's Convention Time!

Our Full Slate for the April 26th Democratic Primary

Neighborhood Networks Proudly Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Time To End the Poisoning Of Our Air, Land and Sea

Schools Are for Parents And for Students, Not for Profits

How We See Clinton and Sanders

Donohue, Dougherty and Wecht for Supreme Court, Kenney for Mayor, Combs, Green, Greenlee, Gym, and Reynolds Brown for Council At-Large

Success!!!

Supreme Court Primary is May 19th Too

A People-First Slate for Mayor and City Council -- And Judges Too!

Pennsylvania Progressive Conference 2015

We Helped Elect A Governor and A State Senator

Neighborhood Networks Takes on Corbett in Northwest Philadelphia

Bernie Sanders Tells It As It Is

Will Green Energy Replace Fossil Fuels?

It's A New Year

NN Helps "Obamacare" Sign-Up

The Privatization of Philadelphia Schools Must Be Stopped

Fed Up? Can't Take it Anymore? Then Don't!

Time to Jumpstart Philadelphia's New Economy

Tax Giveaways to the 1% -- It’s Not Just a Washington Problem

NN Endorses Three Fantastic Candidates for the Courts

The “Fiscal Cliff” Is A Myth.

This Election is In Our Hands Now

It's Homestretch Time Everyone -- Time to Crank It Up

Update on Theft of Election

Theft of the Century Now Underway

City Democrats and the 1% . . . Together Again

Progressive Democrats Win!

Let’s Wash That Corporate Cash Right Out of Our Politics

Time to Give Corbett a Little Special Philly Love

NN Participates in Public Banking Conference

Spring Training for the 99% is Almost Here

Neighborhood Networks and MoveOn and Take on The Banksters

The Democratic Party? Really?

Fracked Water is On Its Way to Your Tap

We Endorse Six for November 8

What's The Point of the Occupiers?

NN Endorses Three Great Candidates in Fall Election

"Fracking": It Sounds Like A Curse

Toomey Sent Us a Message; Now We're Taking One to Him. It's "Jobs, Not Cuts"

The Next Step in Privatizing Education: Vouchers

Primary Day 2011: Some Wins, Some Losses.

Vote for Jeff Hornstein in the First Councilmanic District

Neighborhood Networks Endorses Six Candidates In Spring Primary

Don't Miss the PROGRESSIVE Council Forum

Eighth Council District NN Adopts A Platform

'RUNNING AGAINST THE MACHINE' City Progressives publicize Party Reforms

City Council Matters

Minutes of NW Neighborhood Networks Mtg Jan. 10, 2011

Catastrophe coming -- Mayor and Council snooze

Germantown NN Community Meeting

The Election is Over -- On to the Next Election

About myself

It’s Sestak Onorato Time Because Beating Theocratic, Oligarchic, Corporate-Owned Republicans is What We Need to Do

Saving the Germantown Y

Coming September 25: POW (the Progressive Organizing Workshop).

Stop Raids on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

We're Tired of Tightening Our Belts

Council and the Mayor Make Bad Choices on City Budget

8th WARD RESULTS of May 18 2010 DEMOCRATIC Primary Election

Article in Inquirer Coauthored by NN VP

The Time for Fair Taxes is Now

WE DID IT!

Vote For Joe Hoeffel for Governor!!!!!

The Debate Was Great!

The Health Care Fight Is NOT Over.

Real Change In Harrisburg Starts with Electing Tim Kearney

The first ever Northwest Community Cafe came, was seen, and was loved by all.

Gtown NN Toasts the Germantown Chronicle

NN-Endorsed Candidates Win in Primary

NN Primary Endorsements

Health Care Reform:
No Mistakes This Time

Sucessful City Budget Forum

Some Budget Thoughts and Information

NN District Attorney Candidates Forum

DC 47 Press Conference

NN Positions on State and Local Budgets

Northwest Neighborhood Networks Meeting

Library Coalition Wins Round One

Neighborhood Networks Delivers 11 Pieces of Coal, and Hundreds of Signatures, to Mayor Nutter

Save the Libraries

15th Ward Election Joy

"We are the Change" Meeting

Opening of Obama Office in Germantown

Victories for NN Endorsed Candidates

Philly NN Endorses State Candidates

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November 12, 2016

Keith Ellison Should be the Next Chair of the DNC

Time for Democrats to Ramp Up the Fight for Justice

Well, we have now elected one of the most appalling political leaders ever to run for any office, to be the next President of the United States. It's real; we've now woken up four mornings since Election Day, and the media keeps saying Donald Trump is President-Elect.

In analyzing a defeat as horrible, yet narrow, as this one we can point to dozens of contributing causes. But to us one of them is most salient. The working class of all races, religions and colors is hurting in this country, and Democrats are no longer seen as the Party that has answers for that pain.

Despite that critical shortcoming, our next candidate might still gain the few hundred thousand votes needed to overcome Trump's margin of victory without addressing how badly things have gone wrong for so many. But it will be a long, long time before Democrats regain all the Congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative positions that they've lost over the last ten years if they don't promote meaningful ideas for engaging and uplifting the dispossessed people of this country.

The first test of how dedicated Democrats will be to that task is coming soon in the contest for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Once again, we stand with Bernie Sanders and his call for the DNC to appoint Congressman Keith Ellison to that post. Ellison is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and one of only a handful of Congresspeople who supported Bernie in the primary. Bernie has circulated a petition backing Keith that you can find by clicking here. We hope you'll sign it.

Undoubtedly our work is cut out for us in fighting back against Trump and Trumpism and its many manifestations unfolding right here in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania as well as in Washington. But we know everyone in NN is up to the challenge. We'll be back to you soon about the role we see NN playing in the fightback in the days and weeks ahead.

In the meanwhile, stay strong everyone. We WILL overcome.

...Continued from home page

Well, we have now elected one of the most appalling political leaders ever to run for any office, to be the next President of the United States. It's real; we've now woken up four mornings since Election Day, and the media keeps saying Donald Trump is President-Elect.

In analyzing a defeat as horrible, yet narrow, as this one we can point to dozens of contributing causes. But to us one of them is most salient. The working class of all races, religions and colors is hurting in this country, and Democrats are no longer seen as the Party that has answers for that pain.

Despite that critical shortcoming, our next candidate might still gain the few hundred thousand votes needed to overcome Trump's margin of victory without addressing how badly things have gone wrong for so many. But it will be a long, long time before Democrats regain all the Congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative positions that they've lost over the last ten years if they don't promote meaningful ideas for engaging and uplifting the dispossessed people of this country.

The first test of how dedicated Democrats will be to that task is coming soon in the contest for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Once again, we stand with Bernie Sanders and his call for the DNC to appoint Congressman Keith Ellison to that post. Ellison is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and one of only a handful of Congresspeople who supported Bernie in the primary. Bernie has circulated a petition backing Keith that you can find by clicking here. We hope you'll sign it.

Undoubtedly our work is cut out for us in fighting back against Trump and Trumpism and its many manifestations unfolding right here in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania as well as in Washington. But we know everyone in NN is up to the challenge. We'll be back to you soon about the role we see NN playing in the fightback in the days and weeks ahead.

In the meanwhile, stay strong everyone. We WILL overcome.





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