Date: Tue, May 4, 2010 at 3:43 PM
Today, with the introduction of Rep.
Metcalfe’s HB 2479, Pennsylvania joins the lists of states
to replicate Arizona style anti- immigrant legislation.
simply, congressional inaction has created a void, allowing state
representatives to propose hateful policies. We cannot allow
Please join us this Thursday, at 10 AM, as we rally at Sen.
office (2000 Market St) and demand that he protect Pennsylvania from
policies by showing leadership in Congress to pass fair, humane, and
comprehensive immigration reform this year.
The 10 AM rally at Sen. Casey’s office (2000 Market) will be followed
a march down Market Street to Love Park, where faith leaders will join
Mayor’s National Day of Prayer event, to offer prayers on behalf of
immigration reform. Bring posters, American flags, noisemakers,
many people as possible with you -- together, we must send a strong
that we will not stand by and let our state follow in the footsteps of
Rep. Medcalfe’s proposal is exactly the wrong approach to our broken
immigration system, because it will strain law enforcement to the
point, will undoubtedly lead to racial profiling, and will inevitably
lawsuits that cost the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. Instead, we
that will help our economy while creating jobs, protect our workers,
fair and practical path to citizenship, and make us safer with smarter
One more thing:
Today! Call President Obama. Let him know about the
introduction of this bill in PA, and tell him you are counting on him
deliver on his promise to pass immigration reform this year.
Toll Free Numbers: English line: 866-956-8590 Spanish line:
RSVP for Thursdays rally: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali Kronley, email@example.com, 267 408 5582
- IN AND STRATEGY SESSION
BEYOND WAR: A NEW ECONOMY IS POSSIBLE
Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut St,
United for Peace&Justice, Delaware
AM - 2:00 PM - Saturday, May 8th
Judith Le Blanc of UPJ and PeaceAction will speak of
"What in the World is
Bob Smith of the Brandywine Peace Community on " How
Run Our Foreign Policy
be three simultaneous workshops on the Relationship of the U.S. to the
area of the world, the Cost of Our Current Wars in money and human
can citizens get Better Information from the Media? After questions, we
getting suggestions from the participants regarding how we can arrive
solutions to the above problems plus how we can energize Congress
collaborative and constructive actions and how we can prevent dis-
conflict in the future.
be a break so that people can eat the bag lunches they have brought
Drinks will be provided.
Teach In, the acclaimed movie, Rethinking Afghanistan
will be shown for those who would like to see it. (Donations for the
requested:$5.00 or whatever you can afford. No one turned away.)
call your Congressional Representative and ask her/him
to become an original co-sponsor of Dennis Kucinich's new
resolution to withdraw troops from Afghanistan this year. This is the
resolution that must be discussed om the floor - an opportunity for a
ranging consideration of why and how we go to war. Thank You!!
Sent: 2010 May 4 Tuesday 9:56 AM
Subject: Election Day Countdown: Absentee Ballots (and
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May 18th Primary Election is just two weeks away. Check your calendar -
will you be out of town or unable to make it to your polling place? If
so, you may be eligible for an absentee ballot.
and Alternative Ballots: Tuesday,
May 11th is the last day to apply for an absentee or alternative ballot
- though we encourage you to apply immediately. To download an
application or for more information visit our absentee and alternative ballot section.
and Ballot Questions: For
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questions visit: www.seventy.org/elections.
check out Seventy's "Featured House Races" page
for the inside scoop on the some of the local state representative
Join us for a voting machine inspection on Friday, May 7th. Seventy
needs volunteers to help test a random sampling of voting machines as
part of the Voter Protection Program. It's fun! Contact Leah Pillsbury
if you are interested in helping on Friday morning.
on Election Day:
This week is the last week to sign up to volunteer as a Voter
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Penn Center 1628 JFK Blvd., Suite 1002 | Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
Kathy Black invited you to join the
"WOMEN FOR JOE HOEFFEL FOR PA GOVERNOR".
Kathy says, "Please join this group and
support for the most progressive, fiscally responsible, and the only
pro-choice Democrat running for Governor. And come out next
11th to a Women for Hoeffel rally at the Warwick Hotel, 17th &
To see more details and confirm this
follow the link below:
Mt Airy Art Garage Hosting Silent
the Governors Mansion in Germantown
Saturday May 15, 7 pm-10 pm
254 W.Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144
A fun-filled evening filled with live
"light fare" while artists and art lovers bid for original fine art
and handcrafts. Did we mention we are also raffling off fabulous gifts
For more information visit
Its a Fundraiser, After All. Remember
Limited!Tickets (check payable to the Mt. Airy Art Garage): $25
Family (2 adults + kids) $250 Sponsor $500 Friend
Please mail checks to Mt. Airy Art
Garage, P.O. Box
18838, Phila., PA 19119. Tickets will be held, in your name, at the
for more information, call 215.242.5074. Remember, Mt. Airy Art Garage
nonprofit and all donations are tax-deductible. $1,000 Benefactor
May 16th, 2:00 to
4:00 - Abu Ghraib Peace Event and Vigil on West Schoolhouse Lane and
Specter's home, Contact: Chris Robinson at email@example.com or
This is a call for Specter to cut off funding for the US occupations of
Afghanistan and Iraq and the bring the troops home now.
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACTION:
Tell your congressperson - suspend U.S.
military aid to
Behalf Of bruce taub
Friends - this is very easy to do.
congressperson to vote to suspend U.S. military aid to
Israel. there's still time and it's important. just go to
enter your zip code and your message is on its way. you can
your message if you wish. then, ideally, follow up with a phone
the congressperson's foreign policy aide at 800-828-0498.
this is virtually an indispensable action
... and numbers
really matter ... tell your allies and friends and if you think it
forward to your lists.
in Afghanistan proceeds with increasing numbers of casualties
and diminishing clarity of purpose. Besides continuing
efforts and direct action, MAKE THE FREE CALL 800-828-0498 : We must
efforts in Congress such as bill S.
3197, introduced in the US Senate by Russ Feingold, and
in the House of Representatives by Representatives Jim McGovern and
Jones, that call for President Obama to establish a timetable for the
withdrawal of US military forces from Afghanistan.
Funding an escalation of war in Afghanistan with $33
against the public will,
counterproductive on its own terms, and
a cynically motivated intentional failure
Call Your Congress Member at (202) 224-3121 and tell
them that you
will vote against them if they vote to fund an escalation in
Sure, their opponent could be worse, but not much, and decent
will only be possible if representatives fear the public more than they
the funders, media, and parties.
If they tell you they want to vote for aid to Haiti
other lipstick included in the bill, tell them those things can pass
and constitute no excuse. You want a commitment now to vote No no
If they tell you it's the very last supplemental,
you didn't believe that BS last June and won't believe it now.
If they tell you they want to obey the president,
to read the U.S. Constitution and see what's in Article I. Ask
they think the framers put the war power in the Congress.
If they tell you they want to "support duh troops,"
tell them that a No vote merely avoids or undoes an escalation, thus
troops from being sent to risk their lives under illegal orders.
If they tell you they're voting for a toothless
for an exit time-table, tell them a growing causus opposing
funding sends a stronger message and builds toward the ability to
the war. Tell them the exit strategy approach, last summer, was
delayed until after the funding vote, and then garnered 138 votes, to
president merely gave a one-finger salute. Let them know that
rhetoric is no substitute for action.
Ask them to
commit now to whipping their colleagues to vote No.
International USA [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 2010 May 4 Tuesday 7:17 PM
Subject: Add your name to the ultimate petition for moms
Thursday, May 6th, a team of Amnesty representatives is meeting face-to-face with a
senior Health and Human Services (HHS) official. Our
goal is to press for the creation of an Office of Maternal Health
within HHS. Our motivation is to break down the barriers to
care for pregnant women in the United States.
In honor of Mother's Day, we're asking you to stand
up for the rights of moms everywhere. If we are going
put an end to preventable maternal deaths, then HHS needs to know that
we are speaking for many when we say that we demand
better maternal health care.
Take action today and we'll hand
deliver every signature to HHS on May 6th.
death rate in the U.S. is worse than once thought. Ours
is higher than 40 other countries, despite the fact that we spend more
on health care than any other country. The stark differences in risk
for minorities are particularly disturbing - African-American women are
almost four times as likely as white or Hispanic women to die in
Sweet, World Can't Wait [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: 40 Years: May 4, 1970 Kent &
Dear Marlena Santoyo,
We received notice today
that Rabbi Michael Lerner's home in Berkeley CA was plastered with
signs over the weekend, attacking him personally, and calling liberals
and progressives "supporters of terrorism and 'Islamo-fascism."
We are concerned for his
safety, as a Jewish leader who continues to speak out against Israeli
Rabbi Lerner's Home
Attacked by Right-Wing Zionists
Around noon, forty years
ago today, 4 students were shot dead, and 9 wounded when Ohio National
Guardsmen shot into a protest 0f 2,000 at Kent State University.
KSU officials had banned the protest, and the Ohio governor called in
the Guard after students at Kent State, like those all around the
world, reacted to news that the U.S. was secretly bombing Cambodia.
These killings led almost immediately to a student strike of four
million on 900 campuses. 450 campuses closed for the year,
without exams. 100,000 of us went to Washington DC that weekend
to protest the war and the killings. Richard Nixon was sent to
Camp David "for his own safety" and the 82nd Airborne wore combat gear
inside the White House. The government was worried, and we
students were emboldened. We were outraged, and scared, we had
right on our side, and we felt, in the words of Crosby,
Stills, Nash & Young, "how could you run when you know?"
get down to it.
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?
Ten days later, 2
students were killed by state police at Jackson State in
Mississippi. For millions of us, the idea that determined street
protest would ever be viewed as tolerable to the powers that be -- much
less insignificant or meaningless -- was over. The repression of
Kent State showed how afraid the Nixon government was of the youth, and
of the truth about the Vietnam war. The opposition to the war
Four dead in Ohio, forty years ago. I am proud to be part of a
generation that helped stop an illegitimate war. We need that
kind of response now. The world can't wait for it! Students
called for protests on 100 campuses today against
Obama's wars, and Michael Morre and others are sponsoring a 40th Anniversary Kent State Truth Tribunal.
David Swanson's remarks
Seven Deadly Sins in