Join us tomorrow to flyer doors in your neighborhood to support Larry Krasner and get out the word on voting by mail, drop boxes. Then head over to Love Park for a May Day celebration that includes a rally and march for our City's budget. Then check out the PBS documentary on the D.A.'s office, take a survey on Philly politics, and read about the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights. And be sure to join one of our Action Committees.
Saturday: Join the People's Budget May Day Action
Join PNN and our allies on Saturday, May 1st at 12PM at LOVE Park (16th & JFK) to celebrate International Worker's Day with a rally on the City Budget. At noon, we'll march to demand that corporations and massive nonprofits that have undue influence in our City pay their fair share of taxes, so we can build a budget that addresses the needs of all residents.
At 1:30PM we'll start our Community Day at Love Park with some local performers and artists. Take advantage of resource tables connecting community members with the vital services they need. Hear from speakers with a vision of the City we deserve to live in and then sign up to testify at the upcoming City Council hearings to demand a just Philly budget.
This Week: Flyer Your Neighborhood for Larry
If you haven't yet signed up to help us flyer our neighborhood to help Larry Krasner and our slate of progressive judges, then please take a moment to sign up below.
Pick-Up Your Flyers and Packet at 5535 Lena Street this Saturday between 10-11AM. You can make a big impact in this low-turnout election by distributing a flyer to the doors of your neighbors in the few blocks around your home. Let's not sit home while the other side organizes.
Can't Make it this Saturday, but Want to Help? Click the link below.
Have You Seen the Documentary "Philly D.A." Yet?
This eight-part epic gives an inside look at Larry Krasner's first term as Philadelphia's unapologetically progressive District Attorney as he embarked on his journey to transform the office.
Take a Survey on Philly Politics
Do you have time for a brief survey (less than nine minutes) on your engagement with Philly local politics, with a focus on ranked-choice voting? Researchers at Drexel and Georgetown universities are doing a study. Three respondents, chosen at random, will win $100 Amazon gift cards. Take the survey.
Putting Values into Practice: Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Great news! If you live in Philadelphia and hire a home attendant, house cleaner, or nanny, you have an opportunity to put your values into practice. If you fall into this category, please click the link below to learn how you can help lead the effort on implementing the Philadelphia Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights in your own home.
In November 2019, Mayor Kenney signed the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights into law. Many of you lobbied for this bill, along with Philly Neighborhood Networks and our progressive allies. It’s not only important to fight the good fight, but also to do our part to make workers’ rights a reality in our city.
Join an Action Committee or Working Group
Committees meet to discuss the broad range of issues we should work on within a variety of categories, and our Working Groups develop specific campaigns to take on and develop plans. Take this opportunity to join any of our Action Committees and Working Groups as we begin to decide our work for the year.
Here are our scheduled meetings:
:: Waste Working Group Meeting, Sun, May 16th, 4:30PM
will focus on planning for the Break Free from Plastics Forum in July. All those who wish to work on that event should please attend this session. Watch your email as we hope to send additional information in preparation for the meeting. Get the Link
Isn't it Time You Joined an Action Committee?
Join an Action Committee for Economic Justice, Education, the Environment, Healthcare, Housing and Electoral Politics. To get started, email Tim@phillynn.org
This Week in History
April 30, 1993 – Birth of Internet. On this day, CERN researcher Tim Berners-Lee released the source code for his dream of a "linked information system" which would become the World Wide Web.
May 4, 1970 – Kent State Murders. The Ohio National Guard open fire on anti-war protesters at the university, killing four and wounding eight. Famous musicians wrote a song about it.
May 5, 1961 – First American in Space. Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. became the first American astronaut to travel into space.
Thanks for your activism!
Tim Brown, Organizing Director