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PNN Newsletter: Join Our Planning Call; Help Organize Event in the Burbs, 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 Our Action Planning Team Call

  • Educate: Help Organize a "Protect Democracy" Civics Forum in PA-01

  • Empower: Save the Date: Autumn Lawn Party on Sept 10th

Save the Date: Autumn Lawn Party on September 10th


Help Plan a "Protect Democracy" Civics Forum in PA-01

While our primary focus remains engaging our neighbors here in Philly, we know that democracy doesn't stop at the city's borders. We know that democracy is being threatened in ways thought unimaginable only a few years ago. And we know that it's only going to get worse unless we lend a hand when we are asked by our allies.

That is why we have begun planning a "Save Democracy" Civics Forum with Public Citizen and other allies in Pennsylvania's First Congressional District (represented by Brian Fitzpatrick). If you would like to help plan this event, then click on the link below and we'll send you a reminder with the details.


What Do You Think PNN Should Do Next?

Wednesday, August 16th, 7:30PM, Virtual Action Planning Team Call

Join our Action Planning Team Call and learn how you can create, and/or effectively support, issue campaigns that you care about. We'll meet online to talk about the issues that plague our city and figure out what we can do about them. If you have an idea, you’ll be able to share it with like-minded activists.

Otherwise, you can take part in the issue analysis and planning that goes into making a campaign a success, and in mapping out winning strategies. Activism has its privileges, and one of them is working together with like-minded justice-warriors to change the world, while also making life-long friends. Join us.


This Week in History

Aug 6, 1945 – Hiroshima Destroyed. On this day, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, instantly killing 80,000 people. Another 60,000 would die of the effects of radioactive fallout.

Aug. 8, 1974 – Nixon Resigned. Following an exhaustive investigation into what became known as the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon became the first President to resign from office.

Aug 9, 2014 – Michael Brown Killed. During a confrontation in Ferguson, MO, Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, sparking weeks of protest that spread across the nation.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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