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Happy Tuesday, Activists! We hope your week is off to a great start. We are deep in canvassing and registering voters now, to remind voters about this year's critical elections. We want to talk to them multiple times to give us the best chance to get out their vote, so starting now is essential to that effort. Join us and you can make a big difference!
CALL TO ACTION Congress is back in session this week, and we want our representatives to urge President Biden to take executive action. We need to let them know we want the President to use his powers for Executive Actions on three important issues: 1. Using the Defense Production Act for climate action 2. Canceling student debt. 3. Reducing drug pricing. One in four Americans struggles to afford medication they need to stay healthy, while Big Pharma drives up drug prices to line their pockets. It’s time President Biden uses his legal authority to improve our lives now. Call or email Senator Casey and the White House and to tell President Biden to use his existing legal authorities via executive action. Sen. Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324; email link. For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link. Call the White House comment line 202-456-1111, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am-3 pm Eastern. Email the White House at www.whitehouse.gov/contact
TOMORROW -- SENATE CANDIDATE FORUM We'll be working hard this summer and fall to flip the open PA Senate seat. Tomorrow you can hear from the three major Democratic candidates. Pennsylvania Statewide Indivisible is hosting this forum and you'll hear from Malcolm Kenyatta, John Fetterman, and Conor Lamb, for 30 minutes each. The event will be moderated by Kadida Kenner from the New Pennsylvania Project. When: Wednesday, April 27, 7–8:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.
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We have many Neighborhood Leaders out there now talking to their neighbors about this year's elections. It's the most effective way to get out the vote! We'll give you all the tools you need. Learn about it here and find out more and sign up here. 53rd Ward Canvasses Date: Saturday, May 7 Time: 11 am start Location: Oxford Circle. We’ll meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue Sign up here. Date: Saturday, May 14 Time: 11 am start Location: Oxford Circle. We’ll meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue Sign up here. Date: Saturday, May 21 Time: 11 am start Location: Oxford Circle. We’ll meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue Sign up here. Date: Saturday, May 28 Time: 11 am start Location: Oxford Circle. We’ll meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue Sign up here. Register Voters Kensington Derby & Arts Festival! This will be SO fun! This well-known festival delivers lots of vendors, art, and a super fun parade. Register voters and then go shopping for good food and artistic finds. Date: Saturday, May 14 Time: Pick a two-hour shift: Noon–2 pm or 2–4 pm Sign up here. Philly AIDS Thrift Date: Saturday, June 4 Time: Pick a two-hour shift: 10 am–noon or noon–2 pm Sign up here.
Get Ready for the May 17 Primary Know your deadlines: May 2 – Last Day to register before the Primary - Hurry! May 10 – Last Day to apply for a Mail-in or Absentee Ballot - You don't want to wait on this. May 17 – Primary Election Day – polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm May 17 – Last Day for County Election Board to receive your Mail-in or Absentee Ballot Find all the links for your voting needs at our one-stop election info source – linktr.ee/VotePHL Check out the Four ballot questions – Read the ballot questions and short explainers here, in English, Spanish and Chinese, on the Commissioners website. You can vote on these ballot questions even if you are not a registered Democrat or Republican. Election Mail Ballot protocols, Office Hours, Drop Boxes at this link. Your Sample Ballot -- Check it out here. Know your candidates - national and local - Find the complete guide to the election here with bios of all the candidates. Read more background and color commentary here.