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PNN Newsletter: Community Day, March for Reproductive Rights, Juneteenth, 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: Community Day Celebration, Get Involved this Summer

  • Educate: Home Ownership Conference, Juneteenth Parade & Event

  • Empower: Lobby Against Vouchers in Harrisburg, March for Reproductive Rights

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 parade and the 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 gathering spot. 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.


March for Reproductive Justice & Bodily Autonomy

Saturday, June 22nd, 10AM, Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

Join us and our allies at Philly DSA for a rally and counter demonstration, to the annual event that the so-called "march for life" group has every year, to remember the anniversary of the Dobbs Decision, that stripped away protections for the right to choose.

Sign up at the link below, then be sure to contact Victoria to let her know you'll be coming and your tee shirt size and she'll have one for you at the start of the event.


What Are You Doing This Summer?

Sign Up to Buddy Canvass, Help with Events, Postcard & More!

This summer, we plan to do immersive community work in often-neglected neighborhoods with the goals of earning their trust and working with local leaders to build organizing capacity.

We believe this will help us increase voter turnout for the November election, as well as establish a working team of community activists - a mixture of current PNN members and new folks we hope to recruit to our work - to take on the very real, very local issues that can lead to a better quality of life for everyone.

If you'd like to get involved in the planning and implementation of our summer community work, then click the link below. (Thanks to all of you who already have signed up!)


This Week in History

June 9, 1954 – “Have you no sense of decency?” Army Special Counsel Joseph Welch, lashed out at Red-baiter Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether communism had infiltrated the armed forces, effectively ending McCarthy’s reign of political terror.

June 12, 1963 – Medgar Evers Shot. On this day, Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in his driveway. He worked for the NAACP and was also instrumental in getting evidence for the Emmett Till murder case.

June 13, 1966 – You Have the Right to Remain Silent... The Supreme Court handed down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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