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Upcoming events of interest

We’ve got a busy week coming up. Click the event title to see a longer description.

Shut Down Berks Call-In Day
Wed, April 18, all day
Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)
Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility. FAMILY DETENTION IS ILLEGAL. It is literally the state’s job to protect these families, which has not been done in the four years this center has operated. No more nice words about “standing” with the immigrant community, we demand real action NOW.

Citizens’ Public Hearing – Mariner East (Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety)
Thu, April 19, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
West Goshen Township Bldg., 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380, USA
Join Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety as well as residents from across the state of Pennsylvania who have been impacted by the Mariner East pipelines for a Citizens’ Public Hearing. Impacted residents who wish to testify are asked to sign up in advance for a 3 minute speaking slot.

Gun Sense Chester County event – with Northern Chester County Democrats
Thu, April 19, 7pm – 9pm
St John’s Lutheran Church, Saint Johns Circle, Phoenixville
Northern Chester County Democratic Committee with The Way Forward Community are proud to sponsor an evening of information and discussion with Gun Sense Chester County, a volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan group. This is a free event and tickets will be used for record-keeping purposes.
Presented by: Ann Cummings

  • PA Gun Laws/Proposed Legislation
  • Position of Elected Officials
  • How Gun Sense Works

We The People – A Phoenixville Community Conversation
Thu, April 19, 7pm – 9pm
400 Franklin Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460-3106, United States
Hosted by: Indivisible Chester County, Pennsylvania Budget & Policy Center, PA Together, and Keystone Research Center.
Join us to discuss issues important to Chester County and Southeast Pennsylvania, and make your voice heard as we meet together to develop a statewide movement for a Pennsylvania that works for all of us – not just the wealthy & powerful!

Door-to-Door Research Canvass with Swing Left PA-01
Sat, April 21, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Meet up location: Calm Waters Coffee Roasters, 242 Mill St, Bristol PA
Leader: Amy Sinden. RSVP here.

Anti-War Rally: 17 Years of War! (Chester County Peace Movement and Indivisible Chester County)
Sat, April 21, 12pm – 1pm
Chester County Courthouse
Join CCPM and ICC on Saturday, April 21st with your signs and say, “War – No More!”

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival – Mass Meeting in Media, PA 
Mon, April 23, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Blue Route Vineyard, 425 W Front St, Media, PA 19063, USA
This will be a mass meeting for all interested people, families, and organizations to find out about the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and how to participate in Pennsylvania. Led by the PA Poor People’s Campaign Coordination Team. Childcare and food provided.

Michael Eric Dyson lecture (Ursinus College; free, advance ticketing required)
Tue, April 24, 6pm – 8pm
Bomberger Auditorium at Ursinus College, 601 E Main St, Collegeville, PA 19426, USA

Voter Registration and Canvassing Training
Tue, April 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
UFCW Local 1776
Turn PA Blue is thrilled to partner with NextGen America on a skill building forum to prepare for 2018 and beyond. We will learn the best practices for registering voters and canvassing from experienced campaign organizers. Presenters include: Sean Ward, PA State Director Working America and Julia Ackerly, Organizing Director, NextGen PA. Sign up here.

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