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PNN Newsletter: Reproductive Rights March, Belfield Community Day, Anti-Trump Rally, 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 at Belfield Rec, Get Involved this Summer

  • Educate: Home Ownership Conference, Crisis Response Teach-In

  • Empower: March for Reproductive Rights, Anti-Trump Rally

City Pool Openings: Click Here for Details!


What Are You Doing This Summer?

Sign Up to Buddy Canvass, Help with Events, Postcards & 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!)


We have a busy Saturday! In the morning, we'll be at the March for Reproductive Justice; in the afternoon, we'll be hosting a Community Day at Belfield Rec Center; and in the early evening, we'll be giving a Philly Greeting to the Mango Menace at the Liacouras Center. Join us!


Community Day at Belfield Rec Center

This Saturday, June 22nd, 1PM-4PM, Belfield Rec Center, 2109 W. Chew Ave.

Chef Kurt Evans will prepare a free picnic lunch 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 - bounce house, games for the kids, music. Come by to say hello, spend the afternoon, and make new friends.

If you'd like to help with the logistics, then click here.


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.


Philly Welcome for The Mango Menace

This Saturday, June 22nd, 5PM, 1776 N. Broad St

TFG will be darkening the city with his presence this Saturday evening when he slithers into the Liacouras Center at 1776 N. Broad Street. A coalition of Philly organizations will be organizing our "greeting" for him. We expect to start around 5PM. If you are interested in joining us, please let us know by email.


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.


Crisis Response Teach-In

Tuesday, June 25th, 6PM, 123 South 51st St

If your family member, friend, or someone on your block was in mental distress, do you know what to do? Join Treatment Not Trauma to learn how to navigate mental health crises and other emergencies that impact safety and wellness in our communities, without police intervention. This is a hybrid event that will take place in person at Mosaic Community Church, 123 South 51st St.


Raise the Wage Rally Redux

PNN joined State Senators Art Haywood, Shariff Street and Vincent Hughes, and State Rep Chris Rabb for a Press Conference in front of the Germantown McDonald's store. The presser was in partnership with SEIU, and statewide advocacy groups to urge the General Assembly to raise the minimum wage. PNN's Tim Brown spoke at the event (13:30-16:45).


Tax Reform Commission Hearing

Commentary by Lance Haver

The Tax Review Commission, established by changing Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter, held its first public hearing on Monday, June 17th. The  Co-Chair of the Commission, Matt Stitt, stated the Commission is “tasked with conducting an updated comprehensive analysis of all taxes imposed in Philadelphia, including by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to make recommendations concerning tax reforms.

The Commission consists of 15 members; four members each are appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Parker and council president, one member appointed by City Comptroller Christie Brady, and the remaining members one each are selected by various local Chambers of Commerce of Philadelphia.”


Did You Know?

The Biden Administration announced it would take executive action to stop medical debt from impacting people’s credit scores. This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created a rule to ban medical debt from being considered when calculating American's credit scores. The new rule will provide relief to millions of people whose credit scores have been unfairly lowered simply because they got sick.


This Week in History

June 21, 1788 – U.S. Constitution Ratified. The After two years of negotiations, New Hampshire became the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.

June 22, 1944 – F.D.R. Signs G.I. Bill. The last of the New Deal reforms was signed to avoid a relapse into depression following the war, giving veterans money for tuition, living expenses, books, supplies and equipment, effectively transforming higher education in America.

June 25, 1876 – Custer's Last Stand. On this day, General Armstrong Custer led his men into Little Big Horn River to remove the Lakota Sioux from land where gold was discovered. It did not end well for the invaders.

June 26, 1948 – Berlin Airlift. U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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