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PNN Newsletter: Sign Up for Our All-Hands Meeting, Raise Your Pay Event, Poor People's Campaign, More

Updated: Mar 8

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: All-Hands Meeting, Poor People's Campaign in D.C.

  • Educate: Watch "Bring Our Pension Money Home" Show

  • Empower: Raise Your Pay Event

Annual "All-Hands" Membership Meeting

Saturday, March 23rd, 3PM-4:30PM, Virtual

Our most important meeting of the year will take place on Saturday, March 23rd starting at 3PM. It's our annual All-Hands Meeting that will be conducted virtually (via Zoom).  This year we need your hand more than ever to defeat the looming threats we have to democracy itself from MAGA Republicans. We are going to unveil our plan for preventing a catastrophic change in the White House at this event, as well as have a discussion of specific things we can do on the ground in Philly to advance the cause of justice in 2024.

Speaking of threats to democracy, you've likely heard something about Act 40, the GOP law whose purpose is to strip power from the District Attorney to prosecute criminals in our city and hand it over to an unelected "special prosecutor". You'll hear from D.A. Larry Krasner about this blatant attempt to nullify the choice of Philly voters, and how this is part of a larger attempt by a minority party to subjugate the will of the American people.

Next week, we'll be ready to announce the other people-centered elected officials who will be joining us to talk about preserving and advancing democracy in our city and state.

Our action-packed agenda will include:

  • Highlights of the Year. We've had a busy year. Get a review of all the actions, rallies, issue and electoral campaigns in which PNN participated.

  • Issue Work. Criminal justice & prison reform, the environment, economic justice & public banking, housing, and education. Learn how you can plug into this work.

  • Primary Election Plan. We will roll out PNN’s plan to Get Out the Vote. This local election is an opportunity to expand our progressive leadership in Harrisburg, and get our team out there knocking doors and practicing their skills for the all-important Fall campaign.

  • Summer Immersive Community Work. If we want to keep our democracy safe from Trump/Putin fascists, then we need to win Pennsylvania. And that only happens if we successfully engage voters in our lowest-turnout neighborhoods. Learn how we will work to build trust and increase turnout in this disenfranchised community.

Now is the time to sign up for our Annual All Hands Meeting to learn how you can make a difference. Once you sign up, the zoom information will be sent to you.


"Bring Our Money Home" Redux

Watch this past Tuesday's Financing Philly's Future program where Public Banking Coalition members Peter Winslow and Stan Shapiro explain how it will benefit Philly by diverting just 2% of our city's pension fund from private banks to invest in local community projects.


Raise Your Pay Event in East Germantown

Wednesday, March 6th, 6PM, 5650 Sprague Street

Join State Senator Art Haywood for a Raise Your Pay event at Mastery Charter School-Pastorius located at 5650 Sprague Street in East Germantown. This is an opportunity for people who are currently employed to learn about opportunities to raise their pay. To learn more call 215-242-8171.


Poor People's Campaign in DC & Harrisburg, PA

Saturday, March 2nd, 8AM

Our friends at the Poor People's Campaign made a National Call for Moral Revival last week and launched 40 weeks of massive voter mobilization across the U.S. On March 2nd, folks will gather at over 30 state houses and in Washington, D.C. for a day of nationally coordinated, simultaneous direct action. Click here to learn more.


This Week in History

March 1, 1961 – Peace Corps. President Kennedy issued an Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps as a new agency within the Department of State. The week after its creation, thousands of letters poured into Washington from young Americans hoping to volunteer.

March 4, 1933 – FDR's New Deal. On this day, Franklin Delano Roosevelt introduced his "New Deal" for economically battered Americans at his inauguration as 32nd President, where he proclaimed, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself".

March 7, 1965 – "Bloody Sunday." John Lewis was among 600 marchers who were assaulted by state troopers and local police as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma, to prevent them from reaching the Alabama state capital.

Thanks for your activism!

Tim Brown, Organizing Director


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