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: Take Our Summer Survey; Stop Killing Us Rally & March
Educate: Free Legal Clinic & Resource Fair; Listen to "Planet Philadelphia"
Empower: Knock Doors with Our Blue Pennsylvania Team
Read on to find out the when, where, and how.
Take Our Summer Survey
Sign Up to Canvass or Join an Action Committee
We will be announcing our canvass plans next week. Meanwhile, take our survey and tell us what issues you're working on now. We have plenty of opportunities to stay involved in City politics this summer - from joining one of our Action Committees on Education, the Environment, Healthcare, Housing and Justice - or helping us canvass our neighbors early to get them to apply for a mail-in ballot (so we don't have to remind them again until the ballots are mailed).
Of course, we all know the link between electing progressives to office and getting what we want on issues, so we hope you're ready to do a little of both. Please fill out our Summer Survey below:
Blue Pennsylvania Canvass Opportunities
Join us and our partners to canvass outside Philly for progressive candidates in neighboring Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
Wednesdays in Horsham: Wednesdays from 4-6 for Melissa Cerrato for State Rep. SIGN UP HERE. If you would like to carpool from High Point Allen Lane, please also email email@example.com.
Saturday, August 6, from 12 - 2 PM at 320 Penn St., Reading, PA 19602, for Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz. SIGN UP HERE.
On the Radio Today
Friday, August, 5th, 4PM, 92.5 G'town Radio
Today's "Planet Philadelphia" radio show will address how land management cuts across many environmental and societal matters. Tune in to 92.9 FM in Philly & gtownradio.com to explore this with guests, including Jenny Greenberg, Executive Director of the the Neighborhood Gardens Trust, and Steve Luxton, Executive Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency.
Stop Killing Us Rally & March
Wednesday, August 17th, 12PM, 4200 Whittaker Ave.
Join us as we support our allies for the 6th Annual Stop Killing Us Rally & March that will take place at 4200 Whittaker Ave in the Feltonville section of the City. The rally kicks off a 21-day, 140 mile march from Philly to Washington, D.C. to call attention to the alarming number of gun deaths in our City and other big cities across the nation. Upon arrival in D.C., activists will visit members of the Congressional Black Caucus to demand resources to combat gun violence.
Free Legal Clinic & Resource Fair
Saturday, August 13th, 11AM-2PM, 5450 Old York Road
Join Philadelphia Bail Fund at Clarkson Park for a free Legal Clinic and Resource Fair for folks who need a helping hand. Attendees can learn about the Bail Fund, and they can get help with jobs, healthcare, education, legal issues like erasing and sealing your record, and more.
More Free Stuff
Get Boosted Yet? For the latest information, on COVID, including where to get a free vaccine or booster shot. You can also find other great City Services available to you or a loved one. Click Here for Info
Free Food Do you know anyone who needs food help? There are hundreds of new student meal sites distributing free, healthy food to children and youth all summer long! Families and older adults can also get food. No ID or proof of income is required. Click Here for Info
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