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PNN Newsletter: Anti-Trump Rally, Community Day, Rally Against Vouchers, More

PNN’s mission is to engage, educate and empower our neighbors to make our City a better place to live. Here’s what’s coming up in each of these areas:

  • Engage: Juneteenth & Community Day Celebrations

  • Educate: Home Ownership Conference, Lobby Against Vouchers in Harrisburg

  • Empower: No One Is Above the Law Anti-trump Rally

"No One Is Above the Law" Rally - TODAY!

Friday, May 31st, 5PM, North Apron of City Hall

Yesterday, a jury of regular citizens, after hearing the evidence and arguments from both sides in a court of law, decided that the Mango Menace was guilty on all 34 felony counts! It is unprecedented in our nation's history that a former president of the United States in now a convicted felon. Shameful as this is, this moment is not one to be ignored as normal news.

So, today at 5PM we will be joining our allies and friends on the North Apron of City Hall to stand together and say that "No One Is Above the Law!" We will be entertained by Voices Rising Philly, who will regale us with pop tunes re-written as funny songs, and we'll be handing out "GUILTY!" posters to passersby and, most importantly, showing solidarity against a true menace to our nation.

Let us know if you'll be joining us by clicking on the link below.


Shredding Event

Saturday, June 1st, 11AM-1PM, 7500 Germantown Ave.

If you've collected a pile of documents that you need to securely dispose of, then you can do so on Saturday, June 1st at the New Covenant Church located at 7500 Germantown Ave.

The event is open to the general public. There will also be an opportunity to discuss state government-related requests or concerns with state officials. Papers only, no liquids, binders or staples.


Day of Action Against Vouchers

Monday, June 10, All Day, State Capital, Harrisburg

Join allies and activists as we descend upon our state capital to let legislators know we oppose efforts to use our tax dollars to fund private schools. This will be a combined rally and lobby day. The idea of the rally is to highlight voices of parents, students and teachers and to call into direct focus that Jeffrey Yass and other billionaires are pushing our students into private schools with public money. Let us know you're interested and we'll help arrange a ride.

Also, please take a moment to sign this letter supporting public funds be directed exclusively to public schools.


Juneteenth Celebration!

Sunday, June 16th, Malcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St.

Join activists and allies and Chef Kurt Evans for a Juneteenth celebration at Malcolm X Park in West Philly. PNN will be there to hand out penny candy and help folks with voter registration. If you would like to help, click below.


Community Day at Belfield!

Saturday, June 22nd, 1PM-4PM, Belfield Rec Center, 2109 W. Chew Ave.

Chef Kurt will make an encore appearance at Belfield Recreation Center to prepare food as part of a Community Day in this NW Philly park. The day will be filled with numerous activities for all ages. Come by to say hello and spend the day with friends.

If you'd like to help with the logistics, then click here.


Home Ownership Conference

Saturday, June 22nd, 8:30AM-12:30PM, 7500 Germantown Ave.

Have you wanted to become a homeowner, but struggled to find a path for ownership in an increasingly tough market? Then show up at the New Covenant Church located at 7500 Germantown Ave to learn from the experts. State Senator Art Haywood is sponsoring the event, which will include a continental breakfast, workshops, panel discussions, bankers and realtors, raffles and more.


This Week in History

May 31, 1921 – Tulsa Race Massacre. On this day, thousands of white citizens in Tulsa, Oklahoma descended on the city’s predominantly Black Greenwood District, burning homes and businesses to the ground and killing hundreds of people.

June 2, 1964 – Civil Rights Act. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

June 5, 1968 – Bobby Kennedy Killed. After claiming victory in California's Democratic Primary, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles.

June 6, 1944 – D Day Invasion. Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy on this day to begin the liberation of western Europe from the Nazis.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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