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PNN Newsletter: Join Our People's Summit, Rally for Prison Oversight, Canvass & Phone, 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: Sign Up to Buddy Canvass & Phone Bank, Postcard Workshop

  • Educate: Prison Justice Rally at City Hall, Climate Change Speakout

  • Empower: People's Summit this Saturday!

Sign Up Now for Saturday's N/NW People's Summit!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2PM-5PM, 5722 Greene Street

Be ready to join us at Germantown Life Enrichment Center (GLEC) on Saturday, September 23rd for an all-hands NW People's Summit hosted by Seth Anderson-Oberman.

The question before us is how do we continue to grow our movement while leveraging the power we’ve already built to demand the resources and solutions our communities so desperately need: affordable housing, great public schools, community centered development, environmental justice and thriving small business corridors that hire our neighbors and breathe life into our neighborhoods.

Our work starts by signing up using the link below and taking the survey that will help us to shape the conversation we will have on the 23rd. The next step is to tell your friends and neighbors to join you. If we want to build real, lasting political power, it begins by working in our communities, building relationships, and engaging others beyond electoral work.

Help us do this work by joining us at this first People's Summit. Click on the link below and be sure to take the Survey, too!


Sign Up Now to Buddy Canvass & Phone Bank!

Various Shifts

Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O'Rourke are counting on our help to get them elected to City Council at-Large. Our job is to let our neighbors know that voting for Kendra and Nic keeps Republicans out of our City Hall. And we'll buddy you up with a fellow volunteer so you can knock doors together and share the conversation.

We'll walk through that conversation with you that so that you can effectively explain to voters that a vote for Kendra and Nic does not threaten any of the Democrats running for at-Large positions. And we'll provide you with a flier that you can use to guide your conversation with voters, including information on Judge Daniel McCaffrey's campaign, and how important it is for us to keep control over the PA Supreme Court, especially on the eve of the presidential election.

You can also help by making phone calls to neighbors to tell them about the upcoming election. We'll get you prepared to have those conversations and provide you with a script you can follow. The process is easy and fun to learn! Join the team and help us phone bank every Wednesday evening starting at 7:30PM.


Postcard Workshop Makes You the Celebrity!

Thursday, October 12th, 7:30PM , Virtual

Join us to learn about a new postcard tool that not only supports Kendra and Nic and Judge Dan McCaffrey, it makes you the star (to your friends, at least)! This new relational postcard process will put your face on every postcard you direct to your network of family, friends, and acquaintances.

Imagine the calls you'll get from folks you know telling you that they got a postcard with your face on the front! This gives you the opportunity to engage them in a conversation about the importance of electing these great candidates. Want to learn more? Then click on the link below to sign up.


Prison Justice Rally & Lobby at City Hall

Thursday, September 28th, 10:30AM, City Hall North Apron

Join PNN and the Prison Oversight Board Alliance as we make a righteous noise at City Hall before Councilmembers open their meeting. We’ll be hearing from the lived experience of returning citizens of the atrocious conditions inside our city’s facilities, and we will call for the creation of a Prison Oversight Board that is not hand-picked by the mayor. Come take a stand for justice.

Afterwards, we’ll lobby Councilmembers to show them the atrocious conditions inside our prisons, and remind them that 60% of the inmates in our prisons are there because they cannot make bail. Then we'll ask them to commit to creating and funding a Prison Oversight Board that will act as a public watchdog for our prisons.


Climate Change Speak-Out & Potluck

Wednesday, September 27th, 5PM, 5011 Wayne Avenue

Join a community speak-out at the Crossroads Women's Center on how we are fighting back against threats to our health, food, soil, air and water, starting with mothers and other caregivers of people and planet. Featuring participants in the Tour de PAC, Neighbors Against the Gas Plants, PA Poor People’s Campaign, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and others, this is an opportunity to have your voice heard on climate. Arrive earlier at 2PM and greet bikers from the Ride to End Corruption who are on a ten-day tour of Pennsylvania.


This Week in History

Sep 24, 1789 – Supreme Court Established. A tribunal of six justices, led by Chief Justice John Jay, became the top interpreters of U.S. law.

Sep 25, 1957 – Little Rock Nine. Under escort from the U.S. Army, nine black students entered the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, AR.

Sep 28, 1864 – International Workingman's Association. In response to harsh working conditions and poor wages, Karl Marx, Fredrich Engels and others founded the IWA.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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