- Victoria Miller
Opportunities to Reach Voters
I’ll be taking my thoughts and prayers to the ballot box. ~ Colin Kaepernick (on his t-shirt) Happy Wednesday, Activists! We hope you had a restful holiday weekend. We have several opportunities for you to show your outrage over the inaction on gun regulation, below. This activism is important to show the public that this issue is not going away. We also have many opportunities to talk to voters to get them to the polls in November to elect candidates who will help make the laws we want and will protect our rights. So there's no time like the present to get into action!
POSTCARD UPDATE! We asked and you answered! In last Monday's newsletter we told you about our postcard project and the two different cards you can choose from -- our "Bans Off Our Bodies" cards and our "Bicycle" cards. Well . . . [drum roll please] in the one week following that newsletter, over 100 of you ordered postcards, signing up to write over 12,300 cards!! You're keeping Ann, Bruce, and our postcard facilitators super busy! We are so proud and grateful to be in this with you. Again, check out our postcard options in Monday's newsletter and sign up.
REACH VOTERS WITH US Do you want to win? This is how it's done! Canvass The gold standard for getting voters to the polls is talking to them in person. So if you're worried about our future, you should try it out. We'll give you an experienced buddy to go with you. These are nice neighborhoods and friendly voters. They are non-Republican voters who just need to vote more often. Simple as that. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you just want to chat about it! We train you. We give you all the materials you need. We pair you with a canvassing buddy. We give you a snack! This weekend - two canvasses so pick what works for you! 53rd Ward - Oxford Circle Date: Saturday, June 4 Time: 11:00 am start Location: We’ll meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue to get started. Sign up here. 2nd Ward - Queen Village Date: Sunday, June 5 Time: 11:00 am Location: Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater St. Sign up here. 34th Ward - Overbrook Date: Saturday, June 11 Time: 11:00 am Location: Tustin Playground, 59th Street and Columbia Ave. Sign up here. More coming soon. Register Voters This Saturday - Philly AIDS Thrift & Giovanni's room are both sold out! Thank you! NEW: This Sunday - Register voters at the Pride March Sign up to spend an hour or so registering voters at the Pride March this Sunday. We'll meet you 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. Rodin Museum Friday, June 17, and Friday July 8 - both sold out - thank you! More dates coming soon! And don' t forget - Our 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. Check out our 35 Doors Project!
FIGHT AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Tuesdays with Toomey Rally
Join the warriors with Tuesdays with Toomey, who have been at this for five long years, next Tuesday, June 7, 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! So come on down to 2nd and Chestnut for the rally starting at 12:20.
Wear Orange Actions
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: Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 pm
Where: Ambler Borough Building, 131 Rosemary Avenue, Ambler, PA 1900
March for Our Lives Rally March For Our Lives is planning marches and rallies throughout the country on 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. A rally is planned (location has moved) in Philadelphia at Wyalusing Park, 605 N 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19131. You can sign up here.
LOOKING LOCAL: City Budget Workshop Ever wonder how our City's Budget is put together? What considerations are made when determining the best use of our taxpayer dollars? Then you can attend Neighborhood Network's Budget Workshop as they explore these and other questions to inform you about Philly's budget - just in time for us to have an impact on it.
When: Thursday, June 2, 7 pm