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: Join Our Big Buddy Canvass!
Educate: Phone Bank, Postcard Workshop
Empower: Hug the Block, Rally for Safe Communities
Big Canvass & Rally for Safe Communities!
Saturday, November 4th, 11AM & 2PM, Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave.
We will start off our day with a show of strength by conducting a huge Buddy Canvass with our neighbors in Germantown. We'll meet in Vernon Park at 11AM (you'll see our signs!)
We'll prepare you for your conversation at the door, so that you can effectively explain to voters that a vote for Kendra and Nic means replacing Republicans and does not threaten any of the Democrats running for at-Large positions. Plus we'll provide info about Judge Daniel McCaffrey, expressing how important it is for us to keep control over the PA Supreme Court, especially on the eve of the presidential election.
Then we'll "buddy you up" with a fellow activist to knock doors together and share the conversation. It's always fun to canvass with a buddy!
Rally for Safe Communities: After our canvass, we'll meet back at Vernon Park for our Rally for Safe Communities, starting at 2PM. All our candidates will be there, as well as community leaders and fellow activists.
Please sign up and bring at least one friend with you!
Join Our Other Buddy Canvasses!
We will also be launching canvasses from the following familiar locations:
Saturday, October 14th, 11AM at the Studio at 5535 Lena Street
Sunday, October 22nd, 11AM at Lovett Lovett Library, 6945 Germantown Ave
Sunday, October 29th, 11AM at Lovett Lovett Library, 6945 Germantown Ave
Please join us for at least one of these canvasses, thanks!
Make (Auto-Dial) Calls!
Every Wednesday Until Election Day, 7PM, Virtual
You can also help by making phone calls to neighbors to tell them about the upcoming election. We'll start with a short workshop to get you prepared to have those conversations and provide you with a script you can follow. The auto-dialer process is easy and fun to learn! Join the team and help us make calls on Wednesday evenings starting at 7PM.
Postcard Workshop Makes You the Celebrity!
Thursday, October 12th, 7:30PM , Virtual
Join us to learn about a new postcard tool that not only supports Kendra and Nic and Judge Dan McCaffrey, it makes you the star (to your friends, at least)! This new relational postcard process will put your face on every postcard you direct to your network of family, friends, and acquaintances.
Imagine the calls you'll get from folks you know telling you that they got a postcard with your face on it! This gives you the opportunity to engage them in a conversation about the importance of electing these great candidates. Want to learn more? Then click on the link below to sign up.
Join Philly's "Hug the Block" Operation
Ongoing, Overnight, Throughout the City, Until Election Day
In response to the continued gun violence in some of our most challenged neighborhoods, residents have pulled together a boots-on-the-ground program designed to put peace patrols on the streets during the nights, to show solidarity and help to curtail the violence.
The "Hug the Block" operation is a neighbor-led effort that coordinates with the Philadelphia Police Department to patrol our streets from 10PM until 4AM, the likeliest times for gun violence. Participants will partner up and be given vests and flashlights and will check in with police officers on duty for that shift.
Patrols last an hour with a five-minute break, and then resume. Participants can set their own schedule and participate as long as they desire. Training will be provided.
Know Anyone Willing to Canvass for Money?
PNN will be hiring a limited number of paid canvassers for this election cycle. This work will last until Election Day, and the schedule is flexible. Must know or be willing to learn the Voter Activation Network (VAN) application. Participants will be required to knock doors in a provided turf, have conversations with neighbors and record their choice of candidates on their phones. If you know someone who might be interested, email Tim@phillynn.org Put "Paid Canvass" in the Header
This Week in History
Oct 7, 1975 – Lennon Deportation Reversed. The NY supreme Court reversed the deportation order against John Lennon for his activism against the Viet Nam war.
Oct 10, 1973 – Agnew Resigns. On this day, former vice president Spiro T. Agnew, who like to call his detractors "nattering nabobs of negativity", resigned to avoid criminal charges on tax evasion.
Oct 11, 2002 – Jimmy Carter Wins Peace Prize. The former president received the Nobel Peace Prize for his “decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
Oct 12, 1492 – Columbus Invades Bahamas. The Spanish merchant reached what he thought was East Asia, claimed it for the Queen of Spain and plundered its riches, thereby "discovering America."
Thanks for your activism!
Tim Brown, Organizing Director