- Victoria Miller
Call for Gun Safety Reforms
Happy Friday, Activists! We hope your week has been a good one. First up, we want to make sure our senators know we want them to pass a universal background check legislation. And then, we need to make sure we are talking to voters about showing up this year to elect Democrats to save our democracy and our election and privacy rights, among other things. Phew! It's a lot but we're up to the task.
CALL TO ACTION We’re not yet sure if Senate Democrats will include the wildly popular universal background checks reform in their legislation, so we need to directly encourage them to do that. They’re hammering out bill details now, so time is of the essence for this call. Call or email our senators and tell them to vote yes for universal background checks. 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.
THIS WEEKEND - REACH VOTERS WITH US! We have a busy weekend for our voter outreach projects! Here are the details and you can still sign up. You can see more of the lineup in Wednesday's newsletter. Last Saturday we knocked almost 600 doors! And we had some awesome conversations! You really should try it out. Canvassing 53rd Ward - Oxford Circle When: Saturday, June 4, 10:00 am Where: We’ll meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue to get started. Sign up here. 2nd Ward - Queen Village When: Sunday, June 5, 11:00 am Where: Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater St. Sign up here. Voter Registration Pride March Sign up to register voters at the Pride March this Sunday. We'll meet at People's Plaza at Independence Mall at 10:30 to get started. We'll give you a short training first. When: Sunday, June 5, 10:30 am to noon Where: People's Plaza, 5th and Market Streets Sign up here for all the details. Postcards We're up to over 60,000 postcards going out the door! We are so proud and grateful to be in this with you. Check out our postcard options in last Monday's newsletter and sign up.
WEAR ORANGE ACTIONS - BUILD AWARENESS ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE
Rally to End Gun Violence
Join us and #WearOrange for the 110 lives cut short every day by gun violence and the hundreds more wounded.
When: June 5, 3:00 pm
Where: Ambler Borough Building, 131 Rosemary Avenue, Ambler, PA 1900
Tuesdays With Toomey Die-In
Join the warriors with Tuesdays With Toomey for a Die-In in front of Toomey's office at 2nd and Chestnut. If you've never been to one of these weekly rallies you're in for a treat! They are a lot of fun and deliver the message, week in and week out. This one is co-sponsored by Cease Fire PA and us!
When: Tuesday, June 7, 12:20pm
Where: 2nd and Chestnut
Insurrection Hearings Watch Party! Join Philly Neighborhood Networks at their watch party for the first day of the January 6th Committee hearings. Committee Chairman Benny Thompson plans to hear testimony from new witnesses and will call upon other elected officials to provide testimony on their actions surrounding that day. When: Thursday, June 9, 7:30- 9:00 pm Where: Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greene Street, Philadelphia
March For Our Lives Rally
March For Our Lives is planning marches and rallies for June 11. The main march and rally will be in Washington D.C. and you can find out more about that one and others here. But there will be a local rally here in Philly as well.
When: Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am
Where: Wyalusing Park, 605 N 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Our Next Meeting: Women's Reproductive Freedom Join us to hear from an expert on the Supreme Court and on laws governing women’s reproductive freedom. Our speaker will be Kathryn Kolbert, co-author of the recently published book Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom. This meeting is scheduled for when we expect the Dobbs ruling to be final and published. Kathryn will also talk about the freedoms that are 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: Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.