Philadelphia, PA Focus
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!
UPCOMING LABOR EVENT:
100th Anniversary of the Triangle Waist Factory Fire
Mar 24, 2011
Location: National Museum of American Jewish History, 5th and Market Streets, Philadelphia
Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Waist Factory Fire. Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish Social Policy Action Network, and the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO.
FEATURED GUEST: Frank Snyder, Secretary-Treasurer, PA AFL-CIO
WHEN: Thurs March 24, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of American Jewish History, 5th and Market Streets, Philadelphia
TICKETS: $36, incl reception and program. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: RSVP to email@example.com
[NOTE: I used to work in the building that once housed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory...was fascinating working in such a major piece of history]
LOCAL LABOR LINKS:
Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO
United Way of Southeastern PA
7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 665-2612
Fax: (215) 665-2531
Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Boycott Action:
Wal-Mart: Unfair Labor Practices (ongoing)
FROM: Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO and UFCW Local 1776
SITUATION: Unfair Labor Practices by Wal-Mart. (Please read more here: http://www.ufcw1776.org/frameset.html then click the Wal-Mart button at the top.)
How Can You Help?
Please go to: http://www.walmartstores.com/wmstore/wmstores/HomePage.jsp?template=OnlineForm.jsp and fill out the form and voice your opinion to Wal-Mart. Also please don't buy at Wal-Mart until this situation is resolved.
And to address ANOTHER right wing attack, with the Right Wing Teabagger attack on Women in full swing, I would like to draw your attention to PAForWomensHealth.org...they are fighting back against the Taliban Republican attack.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA BRANCH NAACP
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.
ASIAN AMERICANS UNITED (AAU):
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
PHILADELPHIA YOUNG DEMOCRATS:
1421 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email : firstname.lastname@example.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
PHILADELPHIA NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKS:
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:
21st & 22nd Wards
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
Every Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm
Jose Pistola's Upstairs Bar, 263 S. 15th St. (Upstairs bar)
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
GREEN BUSINESSES IN PHILADELPHIA: These are some of the best businesses in town. Taken from the Green America Green Pages
Provides a cost-effective and environmentally conscious solution to waste management through an incentive-based recycling program that rewards households for the amount recycled.
1800 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fair Trade Resource Network
Most complete information hub about Fair Trade. Free monthly newsletter, flyers, PowerPoint, booklets, wall calendar, curricula, jobs, academic catalog, and book and film reviews.
P.O. Box 12347
Philadelphia, PA 19119-0347
Fair Trade cafe with local food menu of salads, sandwiches and desserts. Visit us online for coffee, gift baskets, and gift cards.
2100 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
White Dog Cafe
Uses products from local, organic farmers. Conducts community-building projects, including talks and community tours. Adjacent store, The Black Cat, features a line of whole-world products.
3420 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
Essene, Natural Food Market & Cafe
"Philadelphia's premier natural foods market and cafe. Providing the highest-quality organic foods since 1969."
719 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147-3101
Mariposa Food Co-op
Working member natural foods co-op. Established in 1971. Located in West Philadelphia. Prospective members can shop once before joining. All are welcome.
Phone: (215) 729-2121
4726 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143-3503
Philly Fair Trade Roasters, LLC
(formerly joe coffee bar) 100% organic, Fair Trade coffee beans by a small, independent distributor. "Winner 2006 People's Choice Local Leadership Award."
4634 Woodland Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Neshaminy Valley Natural Foods Distributor, Ltd.
New organic and natural foods, eco-safe home and personal care products. Distributes, by truck, over 4,000 products from MA to VA; UPS nationwide.
Ginko Industrial Park
5 Louise Dr.
Ivyland, PA 18974-1525
Love Your Fruits & Vegetables LLC
A premier green cookery for kids. Cooking classes, birthday parties for two years and up. Licenses available in all states.
P.O. Box 462
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Earth Love'n Paper Products
Colorful and affordable gift wrap and note cards printed on 100% post-consumer waste, processed chlorine-free paper. No new trees! Designs for all occasions. Custom design services available.
P.O. Box 233
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Sun & Earth, Inc.
Natural cleaning products for your home and office. Safe to use around baby, family, and pets. (Nontoxic, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable.)
221 King Manor Dr.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Sunpower Builders Solar Installations
Now in our fourth decade of solar system installations and energy efficient construction, SunPower Builders is a southeastern PA leader in sustainable design-build projects.
80 Pechins Mill Rd.
Collegeville, PA 19426-3222
Opportunity Finance Network
"The leading national network of private-sector community development financial institutions." The network invests in small businesses, affordable housing, and community services. Opportunity Finance provides advocacy, financing, consulting, and information services. Mission is to lead the CDFI system to scale through capital formation, policy, and capital development.
Public Ledger Bldg.
620 Chestnut St., Ste. 572
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3413
Responsible Endowments Coalition
The Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) works to build and unify the college and university-based responsible investment movement, both by educating and empowering a diverse network of individuals to act on their campuses, and by fostering a national network for collective action.
P.O. Box 2292
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hydros Bottle LLC
Never buy bottled water again! Hydros Bottle is a filtered water bottle designed to give you crisp, refreshing water on the go.
3733 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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