Monthly Archives: March 2021


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Mar 2021

BLUE PENNSYLVANIA: DO WE HAVE A GHOST OF A CHANGE WITH FIREARM LEGISLATION?

On February 28, Malachi Matthews, a convicted felon, travelled from Philadelphia to Berks County to purchase firearms at the Morgantown Gun Show.  Nineteen year old Najaye Davis, who is two years too young to own a firearm in Philadelphia, had attended the gun show the previous day, also seeking to purchase guns.  By the end...

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Mar 2021

Newsletter: Election Planning, Budget Teach-In, March for PILOTS, New Book, Upcoming Events, and More…

Have some time to help us with a data entry project? Email Tim@phillynn.org This week we begin our planning for the upcoming Primary Election and talk about our strategy and tactics; a number of our Action Committees and Working Groups are meeting to decide which issues we’ll be taking on; we’ll be joining our allies...

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Mar 2021

BLUE PENNSYLVANIA: BUCKS FOR BUCKS

Let’s get real. Democrats do make mistakes.  We need to look no further than how the vaccine distribution program has played out across the state.  Democratic Philadelphia has had its share of screw-ups, highlighted by the Philly fighting COVID fiasco.  Outside of the city, the state Democratic administration* has distributed far fewer doses of the...

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Mar 2021

Bring our money home. Philly needs a public bank.

Op-Ed by Vanessa Lowe and Stanley Shapiro published in Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2, 2021 Solutions to the looming $450 million hole in the city budget have been narrowly focused on tax increases and cuts to essential services, but a public bank could change the conversation. With democratic control, strict ethical standards, and public oversight, a public bank...

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01

Mar 2021

Join Our Environmental Community Education Working Group, Thursday, Mar. 4th, 7PM

We’ll review several approaches to community education, from book groups to leafletting door to door to meeting with local influential people such as store owners, clergy, community association leaders.  The intent will be to encourage and empower people to take action in their own lives for a sustainable, healthy environment, and support government policies that...

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