This week we will be a busy one as we host a public banking forum with Derek Green, stand against fracking in the Delaware River Basin, and collect petition signatures for District Attorney Larry Krasner. You’ll also have an opportunity to help plan our environmental work for the year, as well as lend your voice on the new Police Oversight Commission.
Help Collect Signatures for Larry Krasner
Over the next three weeks petitioners will be collecting signatures from neighbors to assure that Larry Krasner is on the ballot this spring. If you would like to help in this effort, please click the link below and we’ll contact you to arrange for you to get your petition.
Join Derek Green at Public Banking Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 25th
The Philadelphia Public Banking Coalition will be launching its first ½-hour program called, “Financing Philadelphia’s Future” hosted by Councilmember Derek Green this Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 4:30. This monthly meeting will take place on the last Tuesday of every month in an effort to show how a Public Bank will help to finance projects that will lift up all Philadelphians.
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Join the Zoom to Stand Against Fracking, Thursday, Feb. 25th
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has set a special zoom meeting for Thursday Feb. 25 at 10:30AM to decide if they are going to ban fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. Join us in calling for a final decision by DRBC to ban fracking, ban frack wastewater import and discharges within the watershed, and ban water withdrawals for fracking from our water supply. You can join the meeting via Zoom to show public support to ban fracking by clicking here.
Environmental Working Group Meetings this Week
The Environmental Action Committee is beginning to plan our work for the year and we want to invite you to participate in this planning. We want to make sure that you have a voice in what work we decide to take on in 2021. Please join us for one or more of our Working Group meetings, starting this Saturday. Below is a listing of our meetings:Public Health Working Group, Saturday, Feb. 20th, 4PMZoom Link HereWaste Working Group, Sunday, Feb. 21st, 4PMZoom Link HerePhone: 929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 838 6276 8293; Passcode: 963132 Energy Working Group, Saturday, Feb. 27th, 4PMZoom Link HerePhone: 929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 834 8108 9699; Passcode: 140927Community Education Working Group, Thursday, Mar. 4th, 7PMZoom Link Here
We will be choosing environmental issues for potential action that have specific relevance to N/NW Philadelphia. For more information and to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to Testify on the Police Oversight Commission?
The Police Oversight Commission was created last year to handle civilian complaints about police misconduct. There will be upcoming hearings on how it should operate. If you would like to testify, then contact email@example.com.
This Week in History
Feb. 20, 1792 – U.S. Mail Regulated. President Washington signed legislation making the United States Post Office a cabinet department, guaranteeing inexpensive delivery of all newspapers, and stipulating the right to privacy. Benjamin Franklin becomes the first Postmaster General.
Feb. 21, 1965 – Malcolm X Assassinated. The son of minister James Little, who was murdered by white nationalists, Malcolm converted to Islam while serving time for a burglary and upon his release became an outspoken proponent for the Nation of Islam, then the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
Feb. 23, 1945 – Iwo Jima Flag Raised. Marines raised the flag on Mount Suribachi in what became the most reproduced photograph in U.S. history.
Feb. 25, 1870 – First African-American in Congress. Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in Congress.
Thanks for your activism!
Tim Brown, Organizing Director