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PNN Newsletter: Canvass for Our Candidates, Black Health Matters, Poor People's Campaign, more

PNN’s mission is to engage, educate and empower. Here’s what’s coming up in each of these areas:

  • Engage: Sign Up for Buddy Canvassing; Nominate Student Organizers

  • Educate: Webinar on Disinformation; Black Health Matters Conference; Trash Talks

  • Empower: Table for a Better Climate; Poor People's Campaign Rally

Read on to find out the when, where, and how.

Sign Up for Buddy Canvassing

Canvasses Every Weekend, Starting on April 23rd

The time has arrived for us to get to work to make sure our endorsed candidates win their Primary elections. And you won't have to do it alone. We will "buddy up" our canvassers to knock doors together, share the conversation, get better at it by debriefing each conversation between doors, and making a new friend in the process.

Below you'll see the link to sign up (plus other ways you can get involved with our work). We'll get in touch with you about when and where you will be needed. Thanks!


Tabling Volunteers Needed

Ongoing thru Spring

PNN's Community Net-Zero Education Project is working to educate and engage neighbors on how to reduce climate risk. We are looking for some volunteers to help us cover tables at festivals this spring. "Tabling" is a fun way to be outdoors, have interesting conversations with nice people, and make a difference for the planet!

We’ll be at several events this spring, including Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festivals (May 1) and Mt. Airy Day (May 7), and would welcome volunteers for 2-hour shifts (3 people on each shift). Whatever time you can contribute will be appreciated! If you’re interested, please contact Leonard Nakamura.


Philly Talks Trash

Thursday, April 21, 6:30PM

Please join the next episode of our online "Philly Talks Trash" series, Growing Circular Reuse Models in the Food Service & Grocery Industry. It will feature innovative locally-based business leaders who are helping our city reduce single-use plastic waste. In collaboration with the Plastics Reduction Taskforce of Weavers Way Co-op. Click below for more information and registration.


Black Health Matters Conference

April 18-24, Virtual

Clinicians, physicians, elected officials and government and community leaders will present at this year's Black Health Matters Conference, a week-long event of virtual live and recorded performances centered around improving health outcomes for the black and brown communities in the Keystone State. Click below to attend or learn more.


Poor People's Campaign March

Monday, April 25th, 4:30PM, North Apron City Hall

Join poor people and moral witnesses in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection as we rally at City Hall, then march thru Center City with Rev. William Barber. The fact that there are 140 million poor and low-wealth people in a country this rich is morally indefensible, constitutionally inconsistent, and economically insane.

Want to help? PPC is looking for volunteers to act as march captains, ushers, greeters, set-up and clean-up and tablers for voter registration. Click Here to Volunteer.


Webinar on Disinformation

Tuesday, April 12, 8PM, Virtual

Join the Media and Democracy Project and Check My Ads as they expose the tactics that ad-tech companies use to push advertiser dollars towards hate and disinformation outlets, holding them accountable. Check out this short, two minute video on their work here. Learn about disinformation tactics used by Steve Bannon and others to spread their propaganda and lies.


Student Voter Organizer Stipends

There's a month left before the spring voter registration deadline (May 2nd) and PA Youth Vote has funding to pay a $600 stipend to a student at each Philly high school to help organize student voter registration and turnout! Please nominate a student (or two) ASAP to help your school register at least 65% of eligible students and win the Governors Civic Engagement Award!

  • Students can apply here if you share this link with them:

Student Poll Workers and Language Interpreters Needed on Election Day (May 17th)! Students 17 and older can get paid $145 to be a poll worker, and $125 to be an interpreter.


Do You Qualify for a Child Tax Credit?

If you have children under 18, you probably qualify for the expanded Child Tax Credit. Even if you got the monthly Child Credit Checks last year, you’re still owed the remainder of your payment - up to $1,800 per child - but to get it you must file a federal tax return! (And if you didn’t get any monthly payments yet, you could get twice as much!)

Also, any adult under 65 with income less than $21,430 is eligible for the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit of up to $1,500. So make sure to file your taxes BY APRIL 18 so you can get your money!


We're Looking for Organizers. We are currently accepting resumes for Organizing Staff (full/part) on Contingency Funding for c3/c4 electoral and community work. Send your interest to


This Week in History

April 8, 1993 – Latina in Space. Astronaut Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina in space when the shuttle Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center.

April 12, 1861 – War Between the States. Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, leading to the four year Civil War.

April 13, 1964 – Poitier Wins Best Actor. Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in "Lilies of the Field".

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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