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
Educate: Free Legal Clinic & Resource Fair
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 31 in Newtown Square (at Democracy Garage, 670 Malin Rd) for Lisa Borowski. SIGN UP HERE
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
July 29, 1970 – UFW Gets Contract. Under the leadership of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chaves, the United Farm Workers ended a five-year strike and boycott as grape growers signed their first union contracts, granting workers better pay, benefits, and protections.
July 30, 1965 – Medicare Becomes Law. On this day, Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law. Former president Harry Truman became the first recipient of this new program which has since become a bedrock program of our nation.
Aug. 1, 1946 – Mine Workers Strike. The 400,000-strong AFL-United Mine workers went on a nationwide strike for better wages and safer working conditions. They resisted violent attempts to break their strike until the Federal government intervened to broker a deal acceptable to the miners.
Aug 3, 1981 – Air Traffic Controllers Strike. Due to insufficient pay and long hours in a stressful environment, the U.S. Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) went on strike, shutting down both passenger and freight travel. Two days later, then-president Ronald Reagan fired all 11,000 workers thus setting the stage for the decades of right-wing sabotage of the rights of workers to organize and strike.
Thanks for your activism!
Tim Brown, Organizing Director