I will join other fine Philadelphia activists at the monthly meeting of Philly For Change, taking place at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Speaking there will be at-large candidates for City Council-Kendra Brooks and Nic O’Rourke of the Working Families Party, and independent Joe Cox. I hope to see you there and then.
I will join other Philadelphia-area trade unionists in the 32nd Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration, on Monday, September 2. we will assembly at the Sheet Metal Workers building, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard, then march down Columbus Boulevard down to the festival pier of Penn’s Landing, where we’ll enjoy food and dancing.
I will take part in the monthly meeting of Philly For Change, which takes place at Tattooed Mom, at 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 5. There, in a laid-back atmosphere we’ll discuss serious issues and the upcoming municipal and presidential elections.
I will take part in the Annual Awards Banquet of the Philadelphia chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, held at the Spirit of Philadelphia, on Friday, September 13, 2019. There we will honor the following trade union leaders:
Linda Fields, District 1199C NUHHCE-AFSCME;
George Piasecki, President, Delaware County AFL-CIO;
Martin Williams, National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs, Boilermakers International; and
Vernon Wooddall, LIUNA Local 135.
I hope you can join me for the next meeting at Philly for Change, at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets in Philadelphia, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Speaking there will be Rochelle Bilal, candidate for Sheriff; Tracey Gordon, candidate for Register of Wills; and Dave Scholnick, speaking on on gun violence. We will also discuss the refinery fire in South Philadelphia, and the 2020 election. See you there!
A special meeting of Philly For Change-one of my favorite groups-will take place on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 7:00 PM, at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets in Philadelphia. There, we will meet the following candidates:
Maria Quinones Sanchez, City Council, 7th Councilmanic District;
Isaiah Thomas, Adrian Rivera-Reyes, Asa Khalif, and Fernando Trevino, for City Council at Large;
Jen Devor and Kalil Williams for City Commissioner;
and judicial candidates Wendi Barish, Gregory Weyer, Dave Conroy, and Jennifer Schultz;
and a discussion on voting machines led by Rich Garella.
This will be the last meeting before endorsement. I hope to see you all there.
Once again, I will join many other Philadelphia progressive activists at the meeting of Philly For Change, at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets, in Philadelphia. Candidates for local offices will show up there, including:
Sherrie Cohen, Helen Gym, Eryn Santamoor. and Deja Lynn Alvarez, for City Council at Large;
Alan Butkovitz, for Mayor;
and Kay Yu, for Judge. Please come and ask them how they would work for the people of Philadelphia.
Last night, I attended the monthly meeting of Philly For Change, held every Wednesday evening at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets in Philadelphia. we listened to the campaign pitches of candidates for the offices as City Council at Large and City Commissioner ( the body that runs the voting system in Philadelphia).
Lisa Deeley, current incumbent Chair of the City Commissioners, spoke to the group, along with Omar Sabir and Moria Bohannon, also running for City Commissioner. They took questions about the integrity of the new voting machines the City has purchased, whether they can be safe from computer hacking-a real fear. They also spoke about the need to educate people about how the voting system works, and of the importance of voting.
Candidates for City Council at Large were Justin DiBerandinis and Derek Green, who spoke of how their life experiences influence their participation in the political process. We as citizens should also involve ourselves in the process, because it affects our lives.
Tonight, I will attend the monthly meeting of Philly For Change, at Tattooed Mom, at 5th and South streets in Philadelphia (https://www.tattooedmomphilly.com/). Featured speakers tonight will be candidates for this years’s municipal elections:
Melissa Robbins, and Fernando Trevino, running for City Council;
Jen Devor, running for City Commissioners;
and judicial candidates Gregory Weyer, Kay Yu, and Henry Sias.
Please attend and ask questions.
On Wednesday, July 11, I’ll join in the meeting of Philly for Change, held at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets in Philadelphia. There we will once again discuss such vital community issues as immigration, congressional redistricting, and school funding, in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. If you are a progressive and would like to join other progressive activists, I hope you can attend.
I will attend the monthly meeting of Philly for Change, a progressive activist group, at Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. There, we will celebrate the election victories of our endorsed candidates-Malcolm Kenyatta, Brendan, Boyle, Mike Doyle, Dwight Evans, John Fetterman, Elizabeth Fiedler, Joe Hohenstein, Sara Johnson, Rothman, Chris Rabb, and Joe Webster.
Also, we will hear from Senate candidate Tina Davis and Temple Medical Trauma Outreach Coordinator Scott Charles. I hope to see you there.
Among the various activist groups I’ve worked with over the years is Philly For Change, which is the Philadelphia affiliate of Democracy for America, which spun out of the presidential campaign of Howard Dean in 2004. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month, at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets in Philadelphia. Here, in a fun relaxed setting, we discuss important issues such as government accountability and school funding, as well as listen to political candidates give their platforms and we vote on which candidates to endorse and work for. The group’s web site is philly4change.com.
The videos below, found in my YouTube channel, show the previous meeting of Philly For change. The first video is of my friend, Tracey Gordon, running for the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.