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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).

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  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Lancaster Co. PA Focus

    This comes from Daily Kos and is a far more important effort than may be obvious. Union protesters need to eat and THIS is a key way to show solidarity.

    Y'all are awesome. I've been told for years the amazingness of the Kos community but my friends in PA were floored by the generosity of yesterday. So, as any good organizer, I'm here to ask for a fantastic day two.

    Can you buy a pizza or two, and ask your friends, family, and favorite canvass buddy to buy pizza, too?

    Thanks for the Pizza Solidarity!

    Give Kasa's a call at 570-476-7636 and ask for the pizza to be delivered to the Union RV.

    Kasa's is a fantastic family owner pizza shop- and they serve more than pizza. Salads, hoagies, chicken, seafood, pasta- and other yummy food too. If you are feeling adventurous, you can order something beyond pizza.

    Background on the Strike

    "Pocono Medical Center (PMC) in East Stroudsburg, PA is forcing hundreds of frontline caregivers – members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania – out on a second unfair labor practice strike, Tuesday, March 15th through Thursday, March 17th, 2011. PMC workers previously conducted a one-day unfair labor practice strike on February 9th. Like workers in Wisconsin, Ohio, and elsewhere who are standing up for the right to collective bargaining and in support of middle class jobs, PMC workers – nursing assistants, environmental and food service workers, lab workers, clerical employees , skilled maintenance employees and others –are fighting back against an assault on democracy and workers’ rights in our state.
    While all economic aspects of the contract have been settled, management continues to try and force workersat Pocono Medical Center to accept an open shop - a strategy both sides know is designed to weaken and ultimately break the union at PMC. PMC workers voted overwhelmingly in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-certified election last fall to keep their “union shop,” but PMC management is refusing to honor the workers’ democratic vote, forcing the workers out on the picket line for a second time."

    Please send these great folks a pizza or two!


    Lancaster United Labor Council, AFL-CIO
    Jean Martin
    Community Services of Organized Labor of Lancaster
    675 Manor Street
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    Phone: (717) 392-2518
    E-Mail: Lancclc@cwa.workfam.com

    Harrisburg Region Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
    John Waters
    United Way of the Capital Region
    2235 Millennium Way
    Enola, PA 17025
    Phone: (717) 732-0700
    Fax: (717) 732-5100
    E-Mail: jwaters@uwcr.org

    Democracy for Lancaster: The local Democracy for America group

    We are an organization dedicated to the promotion of progressive values and principles that empower everyone, with discrimination towards none, to attain the quality of life and happiness envisioned, embodied, and ensured by the Constitution of the United States of America. We are:
    1. Committed to a strong, sustained grassroots involvement in the political process.
    2. Committed to promoting an America where candidates speak the truth about policy choices and stand up for what they believe.
    3. Committed to working for progressive policies, like health investment in children, equal rights under the law, fiscal responsibility, and a national security policy that will make America stronger by advancing progressive values.

    Go here to join and get more info.

    Drinking Liberally in Lancaster Co:
    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

    I want to renew my emphasis on this because it is SO important. Progressives really need to express their opinions loud and clear to counter act the whining, lying and shouting of the Teabaggers: DEMOCRATS SPEAK OUT: (from the Lancaster County Democratic Party Website)

    Writing a letter to the editor is a great opportunity to share your opinion, educate the public on issues, or promote your candidate. A well written, well timed letter to the editor can shift public opinion and influence votes.

    On-line submissions and email are faster and allow letter writers to respond to issues quickly. Try to observe the parameters set by each newspaper, especially the length of the letter. Also be sure to include your name, address, email address and day and evening phone numbers. Newspapers almost always call to verify that you did indeed submit a "Letter to the Editor."

    Always have someone else proof read your letter. We suggest that you construct the letter on a word processor, like Microsoft Word, and spell and grammar check. Try to stay positive. Negative attacks do not persuade anyone to vote for your candidate. See Tips for Writing a Letter to the Editor.

    When writing in support of a candidate, please copy your letter to your candidate's campaign. Campaigns often reprint letters that support them or their point of view. Submitting your letter directly to a campaign avoids any allegations of improper use by the print media. See our Candidates page. Contacts for local and Congressional campaigns are listed there.

    Some media contact info in Lancaster County area:

    Columbia Ledger
    262 Locust St.
    Columbia, PA 17512
    Phone: 717-684-0687
    Email: columbialedger@earthlink.net

    Donegal Ledger
    50 E. Main St., Suite 2
    Mount Joy, PA 17552
    Phone: 717-367-7152
    Email: donegalledger@earthlink.net

    Elizabethtown Chronicle
    25 Center Square
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022
    Phone: 717-492-0177
    Email: etownchronicle@earthlink.net

    Harrisburg Patriot-News
    812 Market Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Fax: (717) 255-8456
    Email: letters@patriot-news.com

    Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
    Readers' Forum
    Intelligencer Journal
    P.O. Box 1328
    Lancaster, PA 17608-1328
    Phone: (717) 291-8811
    On-line form: click here
    Email: IntellLetters@lnpnews.com

    Lancaster New Era
    The Editor
    Lancaster New Era
    P.O. Box 1328
    Lancaster, PA 17608-1328.
    Fax: (717)399-6506
    On-line form: click here
    Email: neweraLetters@lnpnews.com

    Lancaster Sunday News
    Editor, Sunday News
    P.O. Box 1328
    Lancaster, PA 17608-1328.
    Phone: (717)399-6504
    Fax: (717)291-4950
    On-line form: click here
    Email: sunnews@lnpnews.com

    Some Recurring Events of Interest:

    Lancaster County Democrats Salsa Dance Club
    Our Democratic Dancing Stars will be teaching Salsa lessons in the Underground on the 2nd Fridays of each month from 7 – 9 p.m.

    We’ll have an hour of instruction followed by an hour of music and practice.

    Introductory Salsa Dance lessons are sponsored by Lancaster County Democratic Committee
    Every skill level is welcome. There will be something for everyone!
    Where: The Underground, 53 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA
    Introductory price: $12.00

    First Thursday Latino Networking
    Thu, February 3, 6pm – 9pm
    The Lounge of the Brunswick Hotel - 151 N. Queen Street, 2nd Floor, Lancaster, PA
    contact: pbhentz@comcast.net

    Millersville Student Dems
    We meet weekly (every wednesday), 9pm – 10pm
    SMC Room 51 on Millersville University Campus
    Please feel free to join. We welcome visitors and new members.

    URL: http://www.lancasterdems.com/young_dems/index.htm
    Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.
    @ the "Underground", LCDC Headquarters, 53 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602
    President Joe Morales at 717-394-3614 or joemoralesjoe@gmail.com

    Adamstown Borough, Denver Borough, East Cocalico Township, West Cocalico Township
    Meets 4th Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.
    @ Reamstown Community Center, East Church St., Reamstown
    Contact: Bill Heller (717) 413-3847 or studio4184@dejazzd.com
    Contact: Barbara Brown (717-336-0421) or bubbalie@dejazzd.com)

    Some Useful Phone Numbers excerpted from the Lancaster County Democratic Party Website:

    Adult Literacy Hotline 1-800-228-8813
    AIDS Factline 1-800-662-6080
    Auditor General's Tipiine 1-800-922-8477
    Banking Complaints 1-800-722-2657
    Child Abuse 1-800-932-0313
    Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 1-800-986-KIDS
    Consumer Protection Hotline 1-800-441-2555
    Mortgage Assistance 1-800-342-2397
    Recycling 1-800-346-4242
    State Park Information 1-888-727-2757
    U.S. Small Business Administration 1-800-827-5722
    Veterans Information 1-800-547-2838
    Welfare Assistance 1-800-692-7462
    Welfare Fraud Tip Line 1-800-932-0582
    Women Against Abuse 1-215-386-7777

    East Lampeter Township, Upper Leacock Township, West Earl Township
    Monthly meeting dates vary. Call district leaders to confirm time, date and place.
    Mary Beth Hellberg, 717.656.4437 or hellberg1@frontiernet.net

    Akron Borough, Ephrata Borough, Clay Township, Ephrata Township
    Bill Sheaffer, (717) 733-4770 / psuphan@dejazzd.com

    New Holland Borough, Terre Hill Borough, Brecknock Township, Caernarvon Township, Earl Township, East Earl Township, Leacock Township, Paradise Township, Salisbury Township
    @ 2459 Hammertown Rd., Narvon, PA 17555.
    President: Dorothy Ginter (717) 445-8337 / dgofpa@frontiernet.net
    Contact Dot for meeting dates, locations and times at 717.445.8337

    Elizabethtown Borough, Conoy Township, Mount Joy Township (except Milton Grove District), West Donegal Township
    Meets 4th Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m.
    @ Elizabethtown Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St, Elizabethtown
    President: Lynn Williams, (717) 361-7330 / lynnwilliams71@yahoo.com

    Meets 3rd Thursday of each month except December, 7:30 p.m.
    @ Ephrata VFW, 141 S. State St. (corner of State and Fulton Streets), Ephrata
    President: Ginny DiIllio (717-733-7454 or ginnydiilio@yahoo.com)
    website: http://www.ephratadems.org/

    Petersburg Borough, Mountville Borough, East Hempfield Township, West Hempfield Township
    Meets 2nd Monday at each month, 7:00 p.m.
    @ West Hempfield Municipal Bldg, 3401 Marietta Ave, Lancaster PA 17601
    Chair: Martin Dees (717-898-0543 or 25791113@comcast.net)

    Strasburg Borough, Strasburg Township, West Lampeter Township
    Meets 3rd Monday - January, March, May, July, September and November, at 7:30 p.m.
    @ West Lampeter Municipal Building, 825 Village Rd. Lampeter, PA 17537
    Chair: Pat Groves (717-464-5017 or patgroves@comcast.net)

    meets 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM
    Meetings held at the Underground, LCDC Headquarters, 53 N. Duke, St. Lancaster, PA.
    Some meetings are held a the Pemberley Tea Shop, 443 N Mulberry St in Lancaster - (717) 394-4840
    Contact: John Graupera, Chair - 717-291-1443 john.graupera@verizon.net
    Contact: Kendra Saunders, Vice-Chair - 717-201-1161

    Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm (NEW LOCATION!). Newly renovated "The Underground" @ LCDC Headquarters
    53 North Duke Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
    President: Susan Stoltzfus (717)-951-3232 or sue@lancasterdemwomen.com)
    Website: www.lancasterdemwomen.com

    Meet 4th Monday of most months, 7:30 p.m.
    @ Home of Barbara Humphrey, 354 Atkins Ave., Lancaster
    District Leader: Barbara Humphrey (717-394-0936) or bhumphrey5@verizon.net

    Joint meeting with Ruth Mackley Democratic Club
    Meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m.
    @ Manheim Historic Train Station, 210 South Charlotte Street. Manheim 17545
    phone: 717-475-0586
    email: jimsmeenan@yahoo.com

    Millersville Borough, Conestoga Township, Manor Township, Martic Township, Pequea Township
    Meets 2nd Monday of each month, 7:00PM
    @ Lancaster Tennis & Yacht Club
    2615 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.
    Chair: Lynn Miller
    (717-872-2781 or LMP050855@yahoo.com)

    Joint meeting with Manheim Central Democratic Committee
    Meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m.
    @ Manheim Historic Train Station, 210 South Charlotte Street. Manheim 17545
    President: J. Michael Eshleman (717-665-7393 or tmeshleman@paonline.com)

    Christiana Borough, Quarryville Borough, Bart Township, Colerain Township, Drumore Township, East Drumore Township, Eden Township, Fulton Township, Little Britain Township, Providence Township, Sadsbury Township
    Meets the 4th Sunday of each month at 2:00PM,
    @ Tim’s Auto Repair, 939 Georgetown Road, Paradise, PA 17562.
    Contact Sally Lyall 717-299-3040 or sbwlyall@comcast.net
    Doug Eaby (717-786-7810 or jpeaby@epix.net)

    Southern 98th Democratic Committee
    Columbia Borough, Marietta Borough, Mount Joy Borough, East Donegal Township, Mount Joy Township (Milton Grove District only), West Hempfield Township (Farmdale and Ironville Districts only)
    Meets 1st Sunday of each month, 6:30 p.m.
    @ Susquehanna Valley EMS, 610 Poplar St., Columbia
    District Leader, Sonja Duncan (717-684-7911 or duncans32003@yahoo.com)

    Lititz Borough, Elizabeth Township, Warwick Township
    Meets 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m.
    Contact Sally Lyall 717-299-3040 or sbwlyall@comcast.net for location of meeting.
    Website: www.warwickdemocrats.org

    BIODIESEL IN LANCASTER CO. PA: Here is a list of gas stations in the area where biodiesel is available. Most new diesel engines will take up to 100% biodiesel (B100), but older diesel engines are fine up to 20% biodiesel (B20).

    Wo-Go/Mollys 35 Doe Run Road, Manheim, PA 17545, 717-664-1030, B5 B10 B100, Open 6AM-11PM

    Greenfield WoGo - Worley and Obetz 202 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-509-5584 B10 (good for any diesel engine) CARDLOCK ONLY (call for more info)

    Elm WoGo - Worley and Obetz 656 W Newport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-665-6891 B10 (good in any diesel engine) PRIVATE CARDLOCK ONLY (call for more info)

    Lititz WoGo - Worley and Obetz 736 Rothsville Road, Lititz, PA, 17543 717-665-6891 B10 (good in any diesel engine) PRIVATE CARDLOCK ONLY (call for more info)

    Pacific Pride/Worley and Obetz 101 Cherry St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, 717-367-1138 B10 (good in any diesel engine) PRIVATE CARDLOCK ONLY (call for more info)

    GREEN BUSINESSES IN LANCASTER COUNTY AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages

    GreenLine Paper Company
    Special offer for Green Pages™ readers: Product samples available.
    "America’s premier source for real recycled and tree free office papers since 1992." Now also offering tissue and towel products, compostables, quality remanufactured toners, natural cleaners, green kitchen/restaurant supplies, and Fair Trade and organic foods. Call to request a catalog or brochure with coupon. Or, visit new paperless, page-turning catalog online. Web orders taken 24/7.
    Phone: (800)641-1117
    Fax: (717)846-3806
    631 S. Pine St.
    York, PA 17403-3225

    Ten Thousand Villages
    Featuring fairly traded home decor and gifts handcrafted by artisans around the world. Available in 150 stores throughout North America. Visit www.tenthousandvillages.com for store locations.
    Phone: (717)859-8100
    Fax: (717)859-2622
    704 Main St.
    P.O. Box 500
    Akron, PA 17501-1319

    Occasions Disc Jockeys
    Disc jockey entertainment for any event. Wide variety of music. Special discount rates for fundraisers. Featuring environmental office practices and contributions to the community.
    Phone: (717)361-2917
    P.O. Box 83
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022-0083

    Special offer for Green Pages™ readers: 5% off.
    Developer, manufacturer, hemp foods. Sourdough hemp pretzels, frozen soft hemp pretzels, hemp mustard, baklava, and toasted seeds. Distribution, wholesale, direct.
    Phone: (800)873-4367
    Fax: (717)290-7999 (*)51
    P.O. Box 302
    Lancaster, PA 17608-0302

    Naturally Clean
    Special offer for Green Pages™ readers: Volume discounts, samples.
    "Helping you create a healthy environment". Support sustainability and agriculture. Nontoxic, effective, natural, biodegradable, concentrated supplies for cleaning home, janitorial, commercial properties. Plus home products.
    Phone: (484)364-1357
    Fax: (610)873-2104
    208 Armstead Ct.
    Downingtown, PA 19335



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