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: "57 Blocks" Rally on Tuesday; Help Krasner Against the GOP
Educate: Become a Poll Worker; Financing Philly's Future
Empower: Join Us to Canvass on Saturday & Sunday
Read on to find out the when, where, and how.
Knock Doors for Democracy, Saturdays & Sundays!
Join us to help save our democracy. We need a big turnout in Philly to counter the far-right radicals who have been awakened by the Orange Cheeto. We'll be knocking doors to remind folks that their vote may swing this election.
Every Saturday, we'll meet at the Studio at 5535 Lena Street starting at 10AM.
Every Sunday, we'll start at the Lovett Library at 6945 Germantown Ave at 11AM.
Buddy-Up: We will be going out in teams of two to knock doors and talk with our neighbors about the importance of this election. Before you go out, we'll walk through the conversation you'll have at the doors, so you feel comfortable knocking doors.
Blue Pennsylvania Canvass Opportunities Coming Up
Join us and our partners to canvass outside Philly for progressive candidates in neighboring counties.
Saturday, October 22nd, 11AM: PNN's Blue Pennsylvania Team will host a Day of Action for Tim Brennan for HD29, as well as other Democratic candidates in Bucks County.
Will GOP Vote to Impeach Larry Krasner Today?
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We are hearing that the House GOP will hold a "surprise" closed hearing today (Friday) and then move quickly to impeach Larry Krasner. The Republicans who control the House will also pass legislation to take cases away and further restrict the power of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. We all know that this is a calculated political ploy to get this accomplished before the midterm election so the Republicans can use it as an issue to scare voters.
Then it goes to the State Senate, where it requires a 2/3rds vote to convict and remove him from office. To do this, the GOP needs to convince five (5) Democratic State Senators to vote to convict.
The Republicans want to make an example of Larry Krasner by demonstrating that if they can remove a District Attorney who was twice overwhelmingly-elected then nobody is safe from them.
To counter this, we need to convince these wavering Dem State Senators (we know who they are) to stay with Larry. The tactic we'll use to convince them is to make a bunch of calls and send emails to these Senators to flood their office phones and email inboxes with messages of support for Larry. We'll also blitz their social media feeds and tag them in our posts.
We believe that our "media blitz" will leave them with the firm impression that their political survival is linked to their support for their fellow Democrat, Larry Krasner.
We must stop Republicans from using their raw political power to overturn election results with which they don’t agree.
Are you willing to leave a voice message and send an email to stand up for Larry?
Philly Get Out the Vote Rallies
Saturday, Oct 22nd, 10AM-1PM, 15th & Chew St
Monday, Oct 24th, 3PM-6PM, Schoolhouse Lane & Germantown Ave
Join our allies Free the Ballot and WFP at their voter information and registration parties on Saturday and Monday to bring information about how the offices up for election on Nov. 8th impact our block, our community, and our city.
Using true and false, fun facts, and helpful giveaways --- people can educate themselves and walk away with a useful item and a positive experience.
Financing Philly's Future Talks to Rev. Greg Holston
Tuesday, October 24th, 4:30PM, Online
Join us on Tuesday for our monthly half-hour program of Financing Philly's Future. This month we'll be talking with Rev. Greg Holston about how a public bank can benefit struggling neighborhoods. We'll also get the details on his "57 Blocks" rally that will take place later in the day (see below for details).
"57 Blocks" Rally to Reduce Gun Violence
Tuesday, October 25th, 6PM, 1328 N 19th St
Join the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity at the Tenth Memorial Baptist Church in support of the "57 Blocks" initiative to reduce gun violence in our communities. This citywide rally will explain and promote a "place-based strategy" aimed at reducing gun violence through the targeted investment of resources, services and environmental improvements.
This Week in History
Oct 22, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis. On this day, John Kennedy announced the presence of Soviet warheads in Cuba. This led to thirteen days of high-stakes brinksmanship that ended in withdrawal of Soviet missiles in Cuba and US missiles in Turkey.
Oct 23, 1850 – Women's Rights Convention. The first National Women's Rights Convention was held in Worchester, MA with the objective: "to secure for [women] political, legal, and social equality with man until her proper sphere is determined by what alone should determine it..."
Oct 24, 1940 – 40-Hour Work Week. The determined work of labor organizers met success on this day when the 40-hour work week was enacted as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Thanks for your activism!
Tim Brown, Organizing Director