Another Big Week
Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. ~ Coretta Scott King
Happy Tuesday, Activists! We hope your weekend was a good one. And we hope you had a chance to reflect on the meaning and history of Juneteenth and the many lingering effects of slavery and the festering impact of white supremacy. You can learn more about Juneteenth here.
CALL TO ACTION Call our senators and demand that they don't allow Sen. Murphy’s gun safety package to be watered down. Sen. Murphy’s gun safety policy is a step in the right direction towards true reform. Make sure our senators know you DO NOT want it to be watered down, as some rumors are telling us. Remember that our senators are being pushed by rich gun corporations multiple times a day. And their pro-gun constituents are calling them too. So we MUST counter those forces and make the calls. Every. Single. Day. Senator Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324; email link. Sen. Toomey – Phila office 215-241-1090; D.C. 202-224-4254; email link. For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link.
MESSAGING MATTERS You are a very credible local messenger. So all of us together are well-positioned to remind our fellow Americans that MAGA extremists are a danger to us all. We can't entrust them with more political power. Copy and paste this week's message into a Facebook post (including the link at the end) or just click the highlighted link to tweet!
⇓ ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ We all need to be informed. Fox News refuses to be anything but a spreader of the #BigLie. Watch the hearings - the truth is out there. #January6thCommitteeHearings @January6thCmte https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1535067844232224781 Click here to TWEET this message
REACH VOTERS WITH US! See all of our events at this link. Postcards Ann is back from her well-deserved vacation, so feel free to send in your requests! We have two options for you. Check them out here. And then it’s simple – ⇒ Order yours here. ⇒ Donate here. ⇒ Buy stamps here. ⇒ Be sure to tell us which card you want to write. Phone Banking - TONIGHT! We need to start pushing to keep the House and the Senate. Phone banking is the perfect way to start. If you are not thrilled to phone bank, think about how much worse you'll feel if Mehmet Oz is elected to the Senate. Let’s try to get out of our comfort zones and just give it a try. We'll be there for you! When: Thursday, June 21, 5:00-8:00 pm – 5:00 is the training; 6:00 the phone bank starts.
Where: Zoom Sign up here. Canvassing
Learn how! Join this training for our Canvassing and our 35 Doors Project. When: Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here. 53rd Ward - Oxford Circle - And we'll buy you breakfast! When: Saturday, June 25, 10:00 am start Where: We’ll meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue to get started. Sign up here. 2nd Ward - Queen Village When: Saturday, June 26, 11:00 am Where: Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater St. Sign up here.
Newtown Democrats Pro-Choice Weekend of Action Canvas this Saturday with the Newtown Dems in Bucks County, focusing on abortion rights. After all, 87% of Pennsylvanians believe that abortion should remain legal and we need to get them to connect that belief with turning out to vote this November. When: Saturday, June 25, 1:00 pm
Where: Bucks County (address to be sent after you sign up)
Sign up here. 35 Doors Project Talk to voters in your neighborhood to get out the vote. This is some of the most important work you can do - and it's fun! Check out our 35 Doors Project! Email us here for more info.
WAITING FOR THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON ROE Any day now we'll hear whether the Supreme Court will remove the protections of Roe v. Wade. The question following it is "Now What?" Find out some of the answers below.
Our Next Meeting: Women's Reproductive Freedom Kathryn Kolbert is the co-author of the recently published Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom. She is an expert on the Supreme Court and on laws governing women’s reproductive freedom. Kathryn will discuss the ruling and the freedoms based on the same right to privacy in Roe and that the Court may strip away in the future. We’ll learn how to plan our strategy to combat and prevent these regressive and dystopian laws. When: Thursday, July 14, 5:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.
Rally after the Ruling is Published
Whenever the Supreme Court's ruling is released we will rally that day at City Hall at 6:30 pm. Working Families Party and other groups are hosting this party and you can follow for updates on their facebook page.