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PNN Newsletter: Canvass Low-Turnout Turf, Volunteer to Drive Voters, People's Economic Forum, 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: Join Us to Canvass on Saturday & Sunday

  • Educate: Watch "Financing Philly's Future"

  • Empower: People's Economic Forum

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

Knock Doors for Democracy Saturday & Sunday!

Help Canvass Low-Turnout Neighborhoods

We have two weeks left to help save our democracy. We need a big turnout in Philly to counter the far-right radicals from the rad part of the state. We'll be knocking doors to remind folks that their vote may swing this election. It's not too late to do your part.

Canvassing Works: The folks who run campaigns spend a lot of time digging into statistics to find out what works best to get out the vote. The answer is that canvassing creates a 4% bump in voting, often because many folks are bombarded by negative ads, and they need to be reminded at their door just how important their vote is this election.

In fact, the only thing that inoculates the average voter against the nonstop propaganda they see on television is a conversation with a real-life person, a neighbor who shares their interests, and can provide answers to questions raised by these underhanded ads.

So, can you spare a couple of hours this weekend or next to talk with neighbors?

  • Saturday, we'll meet at the Studio at 5535 Lena Street starting at 10AM.

  • Sunday, we'll meet at the Lovett Library at 6945 Germantown Ave at 11AM.

Buddy-Up: We will be going out in teams of two to knock doors and talk with our neighbors about the importance of this election. Before you go out, we'll walk through the conversation you'll have with neighbors, so you feel comfortable knocking doors.


Blue Pennsylvania Canvass Opportunities Coming Up

Join us and our partners to canvass outside Philly for progressive candidates in neighboring counties.

  • Sunday, October 30th, 12PM: 23 S Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 for Senator Katie Muth and Paul Friel for State Rep. SIGN UP HERE.


Can You Help Drive Voters to the Polls on Election Day? Need a Ride?

Our friends at Drive Your Ballot are gearing up to help voters gets to the polls. If you'd like to help drive voters on Election Day, then Sign Up Here Need a ride to the Polls? Click Here


The People's Economic Forum: Public Banking & the Housing Crisis

Thursday, November 17th, 7PM, Virtual

In a civilized community, safe and affordable housing would be available to all. But private banks and private equity treat homes as commodities, rather than places for human beings to live. What could a public bank do to address the pain of Wall Street profiteering, red-lining and astronomically rising housing costs?

We will have a remarkable array of community leaders and housing supply experts to shed light on this incredibly important issue for the people of our City. Come with your questions. Listen and learn as we explore how public banking can democratize our housing supply.


Watch "Financing Philly's Future"

On Tuesday, the Public Banking Coalition hosted their monthly show "Financing Philly's Future" with special guest Rev. Greg Holston. To watch this half-hour show please click the link below.


This Week in History

Oct 28, 1886 - Liberty Dedicated. Originally known as "Liberty Lighting the World", the Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.

Oct 29, 1929 - Black Friday. On this day, speculators got called on stocks that had no real value, causing the stock market to crash, which led to the Great Depression.

Dec 1, 1955 - Rosa Takes a Seat. Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man, sparking the year-long Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director

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