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Oct 2020

PNN’S RECOMMENDATIONS ON BALLOT QUESTIONS

There are several referendum questions that are on all Philadelphia ballots in the Nov 2, 2020 Election. You’ll see that we recommend a “Yes,” vote on items 1, 3 and 4, and are neutral on 2. We list the questions below, along with our recommendations and reasoning. Ballot Question No. 1 Shall the Philadelphia Home...

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17

Aug 2020

TOWN HALL: WHY PHILADELPHIA NEEDS A PUBLIC BANK

Wouldn’t it be nice if Philly cut its ties with Wall Street Vultures? You remember, the firms that plundered the economy a mere decade ago – the ones we had to bail out with our money? Do you think we should also cut those ties because of the incredible record of institutional racism by the...

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10

Jul 2020

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

We can’t believe it was 15 years ago!  In 2004, hundreds of progressive activists organized a huge grass roots turnout in neighborhoods across Philadelphia for the Democratic presidential candidate, John Kerry.  With strong support from MoveOn, we kept Pennsylvania “blue” with a massive turnout in Philadelphia even as Kerry lost nationwide.  Energized by this experience...

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22

Nov 2019

Big Victories for Local Candidates in General Election: Here’s What’s Next

Progressives scored historic victories in the 2019 General Election for local candidates in both Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.  Philly Neighborhood Networks deployed scores of volunteers who canvassed and Got Out the Vote for our endorsed candidates.  Those votes were vital to vaulting Kendra Brooks into a minority seat on City Council- the first time an independent...

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22

Oct 2019

General Election 2019 – Support & Vote for Kendra Brooks & Nicolas O’Rourke for City Council At-Large

We have a chance for real change in City Hall. The Republicans who, by default, always get elected to those two City Council minority party seats, are facing their first real challenge in a long time – by two local progressives, Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke, candidates from the Working Families Party.  Philly Neighborhood Networks endorsed...

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10

Jan 2019

TURN PA BLUE – A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

At the beginning of 2018, we reflected upon the previous year’s legislative disappointments and the political victories.  We begin 2019 with a legislature that is still inclined toward the right, but with a much greater Democratic presence than the past two years.  How do we build upon our success to move the legislative and executive...

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08

Apr 2018

TURN PA BLUE – THE EARTH DAY EDITION – PART 1

Earth Day is quickly approaching, and if you scan the web, you will find a myriad of venues where you can celebrate the day – from the Prince Theater and the Constitution Center to various parks, and oddly enough, a number of breweries. There are a variety of activities at these forums, ranging from arts,...

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15

Dec 2017

New NJ Treasurer Supports Public Banking

New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy, who made public banking part of his election platform, has just named Democratic Assemblywoman Eliabeth Maher Muoio to the post of State Treasurer.  Assemblywoman Muoio is a supporter of public banking and her appointment to this critical post in the Garden State promises to move the concept of public banking...

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