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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Philadelphia, PA Focus

    Blogging Philadelphia: Young Philly Politics: Progressive, Young, Philadelphia Politics, from Small to Big.

    Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world.

    In most areas Current TV is available on:
    DIRECTV Channel 358
    DISH Network Channel 196
    Comcast Digital: Channel 107
    AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189

    Check out their program schedule here.

    Philly for Change:

    Philly for Change is a group of reform-minded progressive Democrats. We fight for democracy, social and economic justice for all people, peace, the environment, and the green economy at the city, state, and federal levels.

    Philly for Change is a local affiliate of Democracy for America

    Our regular monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. We hold our MeetUp at Tritone, a bar located at 1508 South Street. Tritone has a full dinner menu and is easy to access for people with disabilities with a ramp, instead of stairs, at the entrance.

    NAACP IN PHILADELPHIA: The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

    1619 W. Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121
    J. Whyatt Mondesire, President

    Philly Americans for Democratic Action:

    Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) is the oldest liberal political organization in the country. It was founded in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kenneth Galbraith, former Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and the late Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    From its national base in Washington, D.C., ADA lobbies and works for liberal ideals and liberal candidates, and such progressive issues as Universal healthcare, A Woman's right to Choose, Arms Control and Disarmament, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Sensible Gun Control, Public Education, an End to Hate Crimes and Discrimination, an end to the Iraq War, and Good Government.

    The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of ADA, based in Philadelphia, works to unite for common counsel and action progressive forces in the Philadelphia metropolitan area who are concerned with the preservation and extension of democracy. We dedicate ourselves, as an organization of progressives, to the achievement of freedom and economic security for all peoples everywhere through education and advocacy. We strive to be a watchdog for Good Government and Sustainable Planning.

    Click here to join.

    Click here to register with their blog.


    Founded in 1985, Asian Americans United’s mission is to build leadership in Asian American communities to build our neighborhoods and unite against oppression.

    AAU has worked in Philadelphia’s Asian American communities and in broader multiracial coalitions around quality education, youth leadership, anti-Asian violence, immigrant rights, and folk arts and cultural maintenance.

    Among our accomplishments are: initiating and monitoring the settlement of a lawsuit with the School District of Philadelphia to improve services to immigrant students; developing the leadership of hundreds of youth through the Community Youth Leadership Project and the Asian American Youth Workshop; creating the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival; and founding the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School.

    For more info, contact: 1023 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123,
    215.925.1538, aau @ aaunited.org

    1421 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Email : info@phillyyoungdems.org

    The Philadelphia Young Democrats seeks to stimulate and cultivate in young people an active interest in the electoral process and governmental affairs, promote their involvement at all levels in the Democratic Party, promote the acquisition of political power by young people, foster and perpetuate democratic ideals and principals to the highest degrees of justice and social welfare.

    To volunteer sign up here.

    DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA IN PHILADELPHIA: the local affilliate of Howard Dean's Democracy for America. Progressive Grassroots at its best.

    Philly for Change Meeting: first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Find out more about the group at www.phillyforchange.com


    Neighborhood Networks traces its origins to the MoveOn presidential campaign of 2004. After the election a core group of MoveOn veterans around the city decided to keep the energy and connections alive by continuing to hold monthly potlucks over the winter. When they discovered that similar activity was happening outside their own wards, the groups planned to form a new organization. They joined together at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in June, 2005, and Neighborhood Networks was born. The idea was to create an ongoing organization to push for progressive candidates and policies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the national level...

    Click here to join.

    Connect with your neighborhood:

    15th Ward
    21st & 22nd Wards
    2nd Ward
    5th Ward
    8th Ward
    9th Ward
    South Philly
    West Philly

    Click here for their calendar of local events.

    Click here for news from Neighborhood Networks.

    216 West Somerset Street . Philadelphia, PA 19133 . 215.763.8870

    Congreso is a human services organization for the 21st Century. Established in 1977, we are a nationally-recognized leader in human services. Our staff and clients reflect the diversity of our community. They include Latinos, African-Americans, and many others.

    Click here for job opportunities

    For more services, click here.

    DRINKING LIBERALLY PHILADELPHIA: Political action through social interaction, combining fun and politics

    Center City
    Every Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm
    Jose Pistola's Upstairs Bar, 263 S. 15th St. (Upstairs bar)

    Mount Airy
    Every Sunday of each month, 12:30 pm
    Infusion Coffee & Tea, 7133 Germantown Ave. (http://www.infusioncoffeeandtea.com)

    Making A Progressive Philadelphia:
    Our mission is to fund thoughtful, committed citizens who can positively transform the City of Philadelphia neighborhood by neighborhood through the use of micro-grants.

    For more info:
    P.O. Box 22589 | Philadelphia, PA 19110 | 215.668.3874



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