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    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS: Darwin Day, Blogs, Alternative Energy, NAACP, Groups and Events

    PENNSYLVANIA NEWS:

    Note to Tea Partiers: The Auto Industry Bailout Worked

    Recent Job Growth in Pennsylvania is Healthier than in Most States

    An Update on Healthcare

    Subverting Democracy in Northampton County

    Bush Again Admits To Torture

    Philly City Council Says No to Marcellus Shale Drilling

    PA Progressives Plan for New Battles

    Kevin Haggerty on Campaign Finance Reform

    AFL-CIO President Calls for Massive Infrastructure Investment...improve our roads, bridges and levees while also creating jobs? Makes sense to me!

    Violence in Politics: Right Wing Tries to Hide from Its Own Demagogy

    More Jobs In 1 Year Under Obama Than 8 With Bush

    Obamacare reduces the deficit


    DARWIN DAY EVENTS IN PENNSYLVANIA: February 12th is Charles Darwin's birthday and is celebrated as International Darwin Day. Below are some of the offical Darwin Day events for 2011 (not all are on Feb. 12th itself)

    Darwin Remembers
    Date and Time: 2011-01-01 00:00:00
    Event Website: http://youtube.com/evolution1809
    Activities:
    Excerpt from original play-Darwin Remembers recorded at Carnegie Science Center 2009
    Dr. David N. Campbell - Darwin Impersonator
    Address:
    Pittsburgh/PA 15146
    Sponsor: Dr. David N. Campbell
    Contact: David Campbell
    Email: darwin1809@comcast.net
    Phone: 412-374-0898


    BLOGGING PENNSYLVANIA:

    Lefty Blogs Pennsylvania: a roundup of Progressive News in Pennsylvania

    Progress Pittsburgh is building a broad coalition of progressives to transform the governance of our city. Decades of mismanagement by directionless leadership and regressive machine politics have put our city at the brink of collapse. We need a transformation: new vision, new blood, and a new democratic process. We are working to make this transformation happen.

    Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society: Bringing together local women bloggers

    The Pennsylvania Progressive, brining you Pennsylvania News and Politics from a...well, PROGRESSIVE view.

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

    Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Conservative or Liberal, Deist or Pagan, Jersey transplant or Lehigh Valley native, we're all in this mess together. Let's talk. Let us do no harm. Today's one-liner: "Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.” Cardinal Richelieu

    THE HUDDLER: A Pittsburgh blog, political rag, cyber tabloid, and place to hear the word on the street, from the outside looking in.


    MIXING FUN AND POLITICS: Here are some organizations that mix social interaction and fun with liberal politics.

    Reading Liberally Ridley Park: A Liberal Book Club. "Saving Democracy One Book at a Time"
    Springfield, PA
    * When? Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    * Where? Border's Bookstore (Cafe Area), 1001 Baltimore Pike
    * Hosted by Nina Walls


    Next, here are some Drinking Liberally chapters in Pennsylvania:

    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
    * Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm onward
    * The Orchards Restaurant, 1580 Orchard Dr
    * Ask for the Drinking Liberally group and you'll find us.
    * Hosted by Alice Elia, chambersburg (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    * Second Thursday of each month (next meeting December 13), 6:00 pm onward
    * O'Rorke's Eatery & Spirits, 44 Steinwehr Avenue (second floor)
    * New Location
    * additional parking in National Park Service Visitor Center lot behind restaurant
    * Hosted by Eileen H. Potemra, gettysburg (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    * Every Tuesday, 7:30 pm onward
    * Lancaster Brewing Company, 302 N Plum St (corner of Walnut and Plum)
    * Hosted by Jeff Fulmer, Monz Wenner and Cher Rineer, lancaster (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Center City
    * Every Tuesday, 6:00-9:00 pm
    * Tangier, 1801 Lombard St (at 18th St)
    * Hosted by Brendan Skwire, philadelphia (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Mount Airy
    * Every Thursday, 6:30-9:00 pm
    * Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Ave
    * Hosted by Adam Zion, mtairy (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Reading, Pennsylvania
    * Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 6pm onward
    * Canal Street Restaurant & Pub, 535 Canal St (a few blocks past RACC along the riverfront)
    * NEW LOCATION!!! Great local beer from Legacy Brewing Co. & a large selection of wines by the glass.
    * NO Thanksgiving meeting, obviously. Enjoy your holiday and all those awkward political conversations with ornery family members!
    * Hosted by Kim Stahler and Dan Sauder, reading (at) drinkingliberally.org

    State College, Pennsylvania
    * First and third Tuesday of each month, 5:30 pm onward
    * Hi-Way Pizza, 428 Westerly Pky
    * Hosted by Nancy Crane, statecollege (at) drinkingliberally.org

    West Chester, Pennsylvania
    * First Thursday of each month, 8:00 pm onward
    * Ryan's Pub, 124 W Gay St (On Gay St. between Church & Darlington)
    * We are still on the once a month format and we have changed the venue to Ryan's. We'll be meeting up on the 2nd floor near the bar.
    * Remember, no need to feed the meters in town after 5pm- save that cash for drinks!
    * Hosted by Jonathan Long, Daniel Tyman and Jamie Manos, westchester (at) drinkingliberally.org

    York, Pennsylvania
    * Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm onward
    * The First Capital Dispensing Company, 57 N Pershing Ave (We usually secure a large table or two in the back room.)
    * Hosted by Phyllis Wise, Roland Rode and Craig Thomas, york (at) drinkingliberally.org

    And some related groups that also mix politics and fun:

    Critical Mass
    Monthly at 5:30 PM on the fourth Friday
    Where: Dinosaur, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Description: Critical Mass is a celebration of bicycling as a pollution-free mode of transportation. Critical Mass is not an organization nor it is affiliated with any organization, it's an unorganized coincidence. It's a movement ... of bicycles, in the streets.

    Pittsburgh Green Drinks
    3rd Friday of every month
    Check the website for locations & guest speakers:
    http://www.biothinking.com/greendrinks/index.php?country=USA&city=Pittsburgh

    Steel-City Stonewall Democrats Happy Hour
    Monthly at 17:15 on the fourth Tuesday
    Where: 965 Liberty Avenue downtown


    Here are a few Democracy for America groups in Pennsylvania:

    Gettysburg Area DFA Meetup: will be held at the Lutheran Theological Seminary on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg the first Wednesday of each month. We gather at 6:30 pm to chat and enjoy refreshments. Our meeting begins at 7:00 PM at the Seminary's Valentine Hall, Room 206 -- across from the Seminary Library. There is parking both in front of Valentine Hall (off Springs Ave) and in the Seminary lot next to the Library. Contact Elaine Jones for more information: elainelynchjones_at_gmail.com

    Western PA DFA Monthly Meeting: second Thursday of each month, 6:00 PM, Rudy & Son Restaurant, 1641 Mercer - Grove City Rd

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


    NAACP IN PENNSYLVANIA: 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.

    Here are some local chapters of the NAACP:

    ALLEGHENY EAST BRANCH NAACP
    500 Laurel Drive
    Monroeville, PA 15146
    William M. Bailey, President
    wbailey530@aol.com

    ALLEGHENY-KISKI BRANCH NAACP
    Dr. Liney Glenn, President
    P. O. Box 185 d.ayers5@comcast.net
    Brackenridge, PA 15014-1166
    lineyglenn@hotmail.com

    ALLENTOWN BRANCH NAACP
    P.O. Box 9418, Allentown, PA 18105
    610-797-1107
    Daniel C Bosket, President
    dbosket@caclv.org

    AMBLER BRANCH NAACP
    Evelyn H. Warner, President
    evelynwarner47@hotmail.com

    BEAVER COUNTY BRANCH NAACP
    AAUD Franklin Center, 542 Franklin Avenue
    Aliquippa, PA 15001
    Willie Sallis, President
    sallis116@comcast.net

    BETHLEHEM BRANCH NAACP
    P.O. Box 1474
    Bethlehem, PA 18016
    610-866-2078
    Website: http://bethnaacp.org
    Esther M. Lee, President
    lanelee@aol.com

    BLAIR COUNTY BRANCH NAACP
    2100 Sixth Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
    Virginia Day, Secretary
    vday@atlanticbbn.net

    BUCKS COUNTY BRANCH NAACP
    P.O. Box 1271 Morrisville, PA 19067-1271
    www.bucksnaacp.org
    John W. Jordan, President
    bucksnaacp@yahoo.com

    CARLISLE BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 564 Carlisle, PA 17013
    Brenda L. Sampson, President
    brendalavore13@comcast.net

    CHELTENHAM AREA BRANCH NAACP
    P.O. Box 151
    Wyncote, PA 19095
    cheltnaacp@aol.com
    www.naacp-cab.org
    Harvey L. Crudup, President
    harveycrudup@aol.com

    CHESTER BRANCH NAACP
    P.O. Box 863 209 W 7th Street Chester, PA 19016-0863
    Office: 610.872.3664 Fax: 610.872.9303
    Darrell Jones, President
    darrell821@aol.com

    CLAIRTON BRANCH NAACP
    P.O. Box 33
    Clairton, PA 15025
    Joan Lucky, Secretary
    jlluckey@comcast.net

    COATESVILLE BRANCH NAACP
    www.coatesvillenaacp.org
    William A. Lambert, Sr., President
    wlamb71@yahoo.com

    DARBY AREA BRANCH NAACP
    P O. Box 149 Darby, PA 19023
    Sheila A. Carter, President
    scarter1015@rcn.com

    EAST BOROUGHS BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 0741
    Braddock, PA 15104
    Deborah Brown, President
    dclb_gmom@hotmail.com

    EASTON BRANCH NAACP
    P. O. Box 703 Easton, PA 18042
    Merrill Fennell, President
    merrillfennell@hotmail.com

    ERIE BRANCH NAACP
    Dorothy Smith- Frazier, President
    dsmith-frazier@phcse.org

    FAYETTE COUNTY BRANCH NAACP
    137 N Beeson Street, Uniontown, PA 15401
    Clinton Anderson, President
    clintonand@aol.com

    GREATER GETTYSBURG UNIT NAACP #2384
    P O Box 4775, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    717-321-3079
    gettysburgnaacp2384@live.com

    GRATERFORD CORRECTIONAL FACILTY NAACP
    Mr. Donald Jones CM1887, President
    SCI-Graterford
    P.O. Box 244
    Graterford, PA 19426-0244

    GREENSBURG-JEANETTE BRANCH NAACP
    1101 Old Salem Rd, Suite 207
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    Ruth Tolbert, President
    tolber2@msn.com

    HARRISBURG BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 2757
    Harrisburg, PA 17105
    Stanley R. Lawson, Sr., President
    stanley_lawson@msn.net

    INDIANA COUNTY BRANCH NAACP
    PO Box 7 – Indiana, PA 15701
    724-463-0631
    naacpindiana_countybranch@yahoo.com

    JOHNSTOWN BRANCH NAACP
    Dr. Clea P.Hollis, President
    NAACPJ@aol.com

    LANCASTER BRANCH NAACP
    Rev Robert O Bailey, President
    robhdma@aol.com

    LYCOMING TRI-COUNTY BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 753, Williamsport, PA 17701
    Gerald Smith, President
    smithenterprisea@comcast.net

    MAINLINE BRANCH NAACP
    Rev. Albert G. Davis, President
    revagdavisjr@comcast.net

    MCKEESPORT BRANCH NAACP
    412-673-2206
    412-896-9133

    MEADVILLE BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 1422, Meadville, PA 16335
    burnett@edinboro.edu

    MEDIA BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 1973, Media, PA 19063
    web-www.naacpmediabranch.org
    Dr. Joan Duval-Flynn, President
    jed.flynn@verizon.net

    MERCER COUNTY NAACP
    PO Box 413 - Farrell, PA 16121
    Pamela J. Prince, Secretary
    princpamela@hotmail.com

    MONGAHELA VALLEY BRANCH NAACP
    422 6th Street
    Monessen, PA 15062
    naacp@midmom.com

    MONROE COUNTY BRANCH NAACP
    Monroe County NAACP, P.O. Box 487, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Phone: 570-851-4522
    President: Ylvonne Gonzalez President@pocononaacp.org
    Secretary: Beatrice Cyrus secretary1@pocononaacp.org

    NEW CASTLE BRANCH NAACP
    Charlotte Sheffield, Secretary
    charsheff@aol.com

    NORRISTOWN BRANCH NAACP
    M. Lana Shells, President
    norristownnaacp@msn.com

    PENN HILLS BRANCH NAACP
    Joyce Davis, President
    davisbolen@aol.com

    PHILADELPHIA BRANCH NAACP
    1619 W. Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121
    philadelphianaacp@hotmail.com
    J. Whyatt Mondesire, President
    infosundaysun@yahoo.com

    PITTSBURGH BRANCH NAACP
    2203 Wylie Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    naacp.pittsburg@verizon.net
    M. Gayle Moss, President
    mgm250@aol.com

    POTTSTOWN BRANCH NAACP
    880 Cross Street, P O Box 13
    Pottstown, PA 19464

    READING BRANCH NAACP
    529 Court Street, Suite 207
    Reading, PA 19601
    Robert Jefferson, President
    tayab115@comcast.net

    WASHINGTON COUNTY BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 188, Washington, Pa 15301
    Dean Ellis, President
    deanellis01@comcast.net

    WEST CHESTER BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 196, West Chester, PA 19381-0916
    wcpanaacp@yahoo.com
    Alice H. Hammond, President
    wcpanaacppres@yahoo.com

    WILLOW GROVE BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 140
    Willow Grove, PA 19090

    WILKES-BARRE BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 2460, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
    WBNAACP2360@AO L.COM
    Ronald L. Felton, President
    Rfelton344@aol.com

    YORK BRANCH NAACP
    P O Box 14, York, PA 17405
    yorknaacp@comcast.net
    Eric Kirkland, President
    ekirkland1@comcast.net

    College and Youth Division

    President- Kirin Kennedy pa.yc.naacp@gmail.com
    Advisor- Rev. Elisha Morris Elishab1975@gmail.com
    1st Vice-President- Jessica Reed Jessica.reed@temple.edu
    2nd Vice- President- Travis Salters tgs5024@psu.edu

    Address- 1619 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia Pa 19121

    Website: www.paycnaacp.webs.com
    Twitter: paycnaacp
    Facebook: Pennsylvania NAACP Youth and College Division
    myspace: myspace.com/paycnaacp

    Verna P. Carter, State Youth/College Advisor
    vpianosstm@aol.com


    PROGRESSIVE NETWORK OF SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA:

    We envision a just, sustainable, and peaceful world in which all beings have the right to live fulfilled and productive lives.

    We facilitate web-based networking and mutual support through the web, emails, county-oriented online calendars, and lists of resources, press contacts, and strategies.

    Our Calendar lists progressive events in SE PA and adjoining states to help groups to publicize and coordinate their events and individuals to participate.


    Carbon County Democrats For Change

    We are forward-thinking Democrats who believe that reasonable men and women working together, can find solutions to such pressing issues as health care, climate change, and unemployment. We believe that in a world of global corporations, giant agribusiness, and other monied interests, ordinary people, working cooperatively, can make a difference.

    If you share that belief, I think you will be right at home with Carbon County Democrats for Change.

    Get Involved Now


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