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PNN Newsletter: Appreciation Party, General Membership Meeting, Jan6 Action, 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: Support PNN; People's Platform

  • Educate: Sign Up for PNN's "All Hands" General Membership Meeting

  • Empower: Join Our January 6th Remembrance Action

We wish you and yours a great New Year!

Join Our Jan6 Rush Hour Action

Friday, January 6th, 5PM-6:30PM, South Side of City Hall

Join us and allies on January 6th for a Rush Hour Action on the south side of City Hall in remembrance of that dark day in American history when a sore loser incited an armed mob to attack our nation’s capital to overturn the will of the people.

We will conduct a "visibility action" as we take over the ample median strip on South Broad Street, just south of City Hall (across from the Ritz Carlton Hotel).

Help us carry letters that spell out "DEFENED DEMOCRACY" among other signs to remind folks going home to their families that an attempted coup took place on this day, and that the plotters are working to place their cronies in positions that will make a second attempt more likely to succeed.


Pot-Luck Volunteer Appreciation Party

Friday, January 13th, 5PM-7PM, Summit Church, 6757 Greene St

We would like to invite everyone who volunteered for us this year or plan to volunteer in the new year to join us for a Pot-Luck Volunteer Appreciation Party. We'll hold it at Summit Presbyterian Church located at 6757 Greene Street in Mt. Airy.

If you can, bring a favorite dish. If you can't, no worries; just come to hang out with friends and allies. We'll take care of dessert and refreshments.

This year, we'll be conducting "Political Bingo", so expect a fun time with good folks and maybe win a prize!


People's Platform Press Conference

Monday, January 16th, 12PM, City Hall (North Apron)

The Alliance for a Just Philadelphia (A4JP), of which PNN is a member, will be holding a press conference at City Hall on Monday, January 16th at noon to reveal our "People's Platform" for 2023.

The platform is the culmination of a six-month process, which included an in-person retreat, multiple A4JP member meetings, two virtual sessions for public opinion, and our People's Assembly that took place a few weeks ago. In that work, we received a lot of great input that we think makes this People's Platform representative of the needs of the people of our city.

No need to sign up, just join us on January 16th at City Hall.


"All Hands" General Membership Meeting

Saturday, January 28th, 3PM-4:30PM, Virtual (SAVE THE DATE)

"Time to mark your calendars! PNN’s 18th annual membership meeting is coming up on Saturday, January 28th from 3-5 PM on zoom. Agenda details are still being worked out, but you can be sure the meeting will focus squarely on the economic and political challenges we face in making Philly thrive for all its residents. Want to be part of the solution, not the problem?


This Week in History

Jan 1, 1863 – Emancipation. On this day, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in what he later confessed was a calculated attempt to deplete the South's labor force and bring enslaved blacks into the Union army.

Jan 4, 2007 – Pelosi Gets the Gavel. On this day, California Representative Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House.

Jan 6, 2021 Attempted Coup of United States. Right-wing cult worshipers of former president Trump assault the Capitol building in an attempt to stop the certification of the presidential vote count by Congress. They are barely thwarted by Capitol Police.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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