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Yes He Can? Bank Settlement Rally today at Bank of America in Newtown, PA Bucks County

January 19, 2012 6 comments

All over the country Moveon.org had councils running rallies today (January 19, 2012) to show President Obama how seriously we take the Banking/Mortgage Crisis!

We ended up with 43 wonderfully dedicated supporters at the Rally in Bucks County.  It was cold, but exciting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the message that was delivered to the Philadelphia office of the Obama campaign office about the Pennsylvania signers to the online Petition-

Dear President Obama,
More than 13600 Pennsylvania residents and 358,477 people nationwide have signed a petition that says: “President
Obama: Hold Wall Street banks accountable by fully investigating the big bank fraud that caused the housing
crisis.”
We’re delivering these signatures today to urge you, President Obama, to stand up for the millions of Americans
hurt by Wall Street greed.
We’re counting on you.
Sincerely,
Pennsylvania MoveOn members

We had petitions for people to sign at the event as well, and 23 attendees signed.

The camera got a big wild on this one, but you can see most of the people there, and great messages from Robin Stelly and Bob Mason!

Lynda Mintz talking about Foreclosures and the viewing party January 24 for the State of the Union

Robin Stelly submitted this great overview to the papers after the event!
Penn Action
Press Release For:      
Thursday, January 19, 2012         

Contact: Robin Stelly, c: 203.216.9719, e: rstelly@pennaction.org

Local Residents Hold Protest at Bank of America; Mark Anniversary of Citizens United Decision and Demand President Obama Stand Up to the Big Banks and Order a Federal Investigation

On Thursday, January 19, over 40 supporters of Penn Action and MoveOn.org rallied at the Bank of America in Newtown, PA to mark the one year anniversary of the Citizens United decision and demand that President Obama hold the big banks accountable for the foreclosure crisis by ordering a federal investigation opposing a sweetheart deal that would give them immunity from investigation.

Dozens of Bucks County residents held signs reminding passers by that “Corporations are Not People,” asking for the end of “Corporate Welfare” and demanding an investigation of the financial sector’s role in the country’s foreclosure crisis.  “Corporations are not people.  Corporations have used their status as people to use the amendments from the Bill of Rights to pursue their own selfish interests and this has got to stop,” said Bob Mason of Levittown.  The event was part of a national day of action called “Yes He Can” taking place across the country at Obama for America (OFA) campaign offices in all 50 states and at local offices of some of the biggest banks. Participants called on President Obama to stand strong with the 99% and make sure the big banks are held accountable.

Sally Witt, coordinator of the Bucks County Move On council shared her personal story of foreclosure.  “Foreclosure, like losing your job, has an emotional impact as well as an economic one.  It’s not easy to get over.”

“Millions of American jobs and homes have been lost, but the president has yet to hold the banks accountable for the fraudulent foreclosure practices that nearly torpedoed the economy,” said Robin Stelly, organizer with Penn Action. “President Obama has the power to order a federal investigation and start the year with a real win for the 99% movement. It’s far past time to hold the big banks responsible for the havoc they wreaked on homeowners and the economy.  The one year anniversary of Citizens United decision, which allows corporations like Bank of America to pour unlimited resources into federal elections, is the perfect time to raise these issues again.”
The rally comes after the State Attorneys General have temporarily blocked a sweetheart deal that would have given broad immunity to the banks for their role in the housing crisis.  The president now has the power to decide whether or not to move forward with a full federal investigation that would finally hold the banks accountable.

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Our groups work together to bring awareness and progressive change for Bucks County!

Moveon.org Bucks County Council - Joan King and Sally Witt

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

Penn Action - Robin Stelly

http://www.facebook.com/PennAction

BuxMont CFPA - Cathy Leary, Bill Deckert

http://www.cfpabuxmont.org/

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Pedro A. Rodriguez

http://www.saynocuts.org


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

Holiday Party for Bucks County: Moveon.org, Penn Action, and CFPA

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

We had a great time, and got some business done as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our groups work together to bring awareness and progressive change for Bucks County!

BuxMont CFPA - Cathy Leary, Bill Deckert

http://www.cfpabuxmont.org/
Moveon.org Bucks County Council - Joan King and Sally Witt

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

Penn Action - Robin Stelly

http://www.facebook.com/PennAction

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Pedro A. Rodriguez

http://www.saynocuts.org


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

Two Peace Events this month with CFPA- Bucks County Coalition for Peace Action

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

 

12/21 Vigil & 12/29 Celebration

All US Troops Home from Iraq!

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is planning two events to celebrate the last US troops coming home (finally!) from Iraq.From 4:00-5:00 PM this Wednesday, December 21, CFPA’s Buxmont chapters are having a Vigil at Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick’s Office in Langhorne, PA, which will also witness for bringing US troops home from Afghanistan.

From 5:30-7:30 PM on Thursday, December 29, the Princeton regional office will host a Celebration of bringing the last US troops home from Iraq at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.

If you haven’t already done so, please click on the link abovefor all details, then go to the bottom and use the Registerbutton to reserve for you and any guests. The event is free and open to the public,but we do ask supporters to register, so we know how many to expect.
We are delighted that a number of area leaders who played a major role in CFPA’s grassroots campaign to end this War will offer reflections. If you can volunteer to bring any food or drink to share, please also reply to this email.

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Our groups work together to bring awareness and progressive change for Bucks County!

BuxMont CFPA - Cathy Leary, Bill Deckert

http://www.cfpabuxmont.org/
Moveon.org Bucks County Council - Joan King and Sally Witt

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

Penn Action - Robin Stelly

http://www.facebook.com/PennAction

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Pedro A. Rodriguez

http://www.saynocuts.org


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

Rally for the Unemployed December 8 – Success and Drama at the Same time! VIDEOS – part 2

December 9, 2011 2 comments

For photos and the story, see the first post http://bruceandsallywitt.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/rally-for-the-unemployed-december-8-success-and-drama-at-the-same-time/

There are 13 video from this event.  To see more, go to my channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/sallylovesanimals

Here are some of the videos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our groups work together to bring awareness and progressive change for Bucks County!

BuxMont CFPA - Cathy Leary, Bill Deckert

http://www.cfpabuxmont.org/
Moveon.org Bucks County Council - Joan King and Sally Witt

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

Penn Action - Robin Stelly

http://www.facebook.com/PennAction

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Pedro A. Rodriguez

http://www.saynocuts.org


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

Rally for the Unemployed December 8 – Success and Drama at the Same time!

December 9, 2011 2 comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin wrote a tremendous summary of the event yesterday, along with an invitation to our next two activities, so I am copying it here..

 

Thank you for your support in our pro-jobs letter campaign.  We were able to reach our goal
of 1000 letters ahead of our target date because of your enthusiasm and dedication to getting
America back on track.  
Yesterday between 25 and 30 constituents of Congressman Fitzpatrick met at his
office to continue to remind him that job creation is the issue that matters most in Bucks
County and that the American Jobs Act would mean jobs in Pennsylvania during this
unemployment crisis.  Also, that families all over the district are still left waiting to find out if 
they will be stranded without Unemployment Insurance Benefits as the extension deadline of
December 31 rapidly approaches.  The deadline to extend the Payroll Tax holiday, an
idea traditionally supported by Republicans, is also December 31 and yet there is no word 
on whether that will be allowed to continue to put money in working families’ pockets and
into the struggling economy.  
We gathered yesterday to deliver our 1000th pro-jobs letter and to demand long overdue 
leadership from the Congressman on job creation, extending Unemployment Insurance benefits 
and the Payroll Tax Holiday.
Once in the office, nobody from the staff would emerge from the back rooms to listen
to us.  We were left to state our case to the receptionist, who worked on an unrelated
matter while people tried to talk to her about the issues of putting Bucks County back
to work, families keeping their homes and being able to plan for the holiday season and 
staving off another recession.  We asked again to see someone – anyone – from the staff
who would stop typing long enough to listen to us but were told that nobody would
be called to see us.  We waited in the office until closing time and then waited in the
hall near the elevators hoping that a staff member would have to listen to us on their
way out of the building.  We were able to buttonhole District Director, Rob Mitchell, for
a few minutes in the elevator.  He seemed confused about our concern that the Congressman
is only interested in hearing from supporters and doesn’t seem willing to consider the opinions of
people who don’t support his obsession with the deficit in the face of a jobs crisis, which
could be improved by implementing the American Jobs Act.  It seems to escape the 
Congressman that if America were working again, the deficit would automatically reduce,
thanks to the taxes those working Americans would pay. 
We’ll keep you posted on the next campaign after the holidays.  In the meantime, don’t forget
the following social events in December:
BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action meet up and holiday celebration at Maninno’s in Morrisville
Monday, December 12, 7:00pm
We’ll gather informally at Maninno’s in Morrisville.  There is no charge.  Everyone will be
responsible for buying their own food.  We’ll relax and discuss the successful past year and the 
year ahead.  And you can learn more about the BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action!
Bucks County Move On / Penn Action Holiday Potluck
Monday, December 19, 7:00pm
Joan and Bob have generously offered to host a potluck holiday party at their home in
Morrisville.  If you would like to attend, contact me to RSVP and to get the address.  
Please bring an entree, appetizer or dessert to share.  It will be a fun way to wrap up a 
successful year of action and community building. 
Thanks for your hard work and dedication to the cause of economic justice and recovery.
Robin

 

See the videos on the next post!

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Our groups work together to bring awareness and progressive change for Bucks County!

BuxMont CFPA - Cathy Leary, Bill Deckert

http://www.cfpabuxmont.org/
Moveon.org Bucks County Council - Joan King and Sally Witt

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

Penn Action - Robin Stelly

http://www.facebook.com/PennAction

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Pedro A. Rodriguez

http://www.saynocuts.org


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

Join us – 4pm Thur Dec 8 – Rally for the Unemployed

December 5, 2011 4 comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rally for the Unemployed at Cong. Fitzpatrick’s office
Cong. Fitzpatrick’s office
08 Dec , 04:00 PM
We will have speakers and deliver the “final” batch of letters to the congressman – total of over 1,000 letters to support developing JOBS with NO CUTS.
Status: Public, open for RSVP
Best way to contact host: Email   sallykwitt@gmail.com
Event URL:http://civic.moveon.org/event/standforthedream/124978

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Our groups work together to bring awareness and progressive change for Bucks County!

BuxMont CFPA - Cathy Leary, Bill Deckert

http://www.cfpabuxmont.org/
Moveon.org Bucks County Council - Joan King and Sally Witt

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

Penn Action - Robin Stelly

http://www.facebook.com/PennAction

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Pedro A. Rodriguez

http://www.saynocuts.org


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

Dec 1 – Speak Out at Congressman Fizpatrick’s office

December 2, 2011 1 comment

The strong and faithful were on hand in the cold this afternoon to Speak Out for JOBS – NOT WAR.

Moveon.org had hundreds of groups like this all over the country to show the Congressman that we are not going to put up with the same way of doing business anymore.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bucks County Courier Times was wrong in this article.  9 people during working hours in the cold is a strong statement when they KNOW what they are talking about and represent thousands of others in the county!  The reporter did not stay to hear us or to go to the congressman’s office upstairs.  We had a strong and effective meeting with members of the Congressman’s staff.

http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/newtown/moveon-rally-draws-nine-people/article_057f5c3a-5394-5bdf-88e5-096c72ede80e.html

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Our groups work together to bring awareness and progressive change for Bucks County!

BuxMont CFPA - Cathy Leary, Bill Deckert

http://www.cfpabuxmont.org/
Moveon.org Bucks County Council - Joan King and Sally Witt

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

Penn Action - Robin Stelly

http://www.facebook.com/PennAction

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Pedro A. Rodriguez

http://www.saynocuts.org


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

Protect the Right to Vote!

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment

This was shared by Sandy Becker from our local area in Pennsylvania.  If you are in another state, send something similar to your representatives.

Subject: PROTECT THE RIGHT TO VOTE WITHOUT PHOTO ID

The right to vote is fundamental. Without it, the true voice of the people cannot make their voices heard. The Republican-backed House Bill 108-88 that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls will SOON be voted on by the Senate. Republicans claim fraud as the reason for this bill. Their real aim is to make it difficult or impossible for elderly, black, Hispanic, youth, and our soldiers overseas, many of whom are Democrats and are less likely to have photo ID, to vote.

So I created a petition to The Pennsylvania State Senate, which says:

“”We need to focus on creating jobs and getting the economy back on track, not disenfranchising voters and spending up to $11 million of taxpayer money to do it. We saw the vote get stolen from us in 2000; it can happen again.””

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://signon.org/sign/protect-the-right-to-3?source=c.em.cp&r_by=1446256

Thanks!

 

 

 


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

 

Indefinite Detention Without Being Charged

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment

This was shared by Rochelle Tormollen from our local area in Pennsylvania.  If you are in another state, please do the same for your representatives.

“Yesterday, a Senate deal was announced that leaves the door wide open to American citizens and others being indefinitely detained without charge or trial, even on American soil.

The deal was brokered behind closed doors, with no hearing and no public debate, and is an effort by the Senate Armed Services Committee to jam the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the massive defense spending bill, through Congress.

Let me be clear. Indefinite detention is wrong under any circumstances. And for the Senate to leave open the possibility that our own citizens and other civilians picked up at home or far from any battlefield could be thrown into prison without being charged and tried is unconscionable.

This unprecedented measure has been challenged by the White House, the Department of Defense, and by the Chairmen of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, but certain senators are intent on making it the law almost immediately.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this legislation — senators keep bringing it up. And time and time again, you and other ACLU supporters have helped us defeat it. We now need you to act once more to tell Congress “NO.”

 

Pat Toomey                                                                Bob Casey

Washington Office 202-224-4254                             Washington Office 202-224-6324

PA Office 610-434-1444                                            Harrisburg Office 717-231-7540

Email: go to this link complete the form.                  Email: again, go to link and complete form

http://toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact                    http://casey.senate.gov/contact/

He requires a phone # in order for

email to be sent, so if you don’t want to

use your own, just use his.

 


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect
http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty
http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

Our National Day of Action event was GREAT – We are the 99%!! Nov 16, 2011

November 17, 2011 5 comments

What a terrific and exciting event today!  We had between 40-50 people coming at different times and just pitching in with signs and chants.  The feedback from the cars was wonderful – lots of honking and thumbs up!

We have now delivered over 600 letters to Congressman Fitpatrick, and hope to hit 1,000 before the end of the year!

Help us get more letters to bring to him!

From Penn Action -Please share this letter writing link with people in the county so they can sign the letter too: http://statevoices.salsalabs.com/o/12/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=178
BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action has a similar letter going too.  Please sign both letters!  http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/161/c/4116/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8620

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

http://www.facebook.com/PennAction

http://www.saynocuts.org

BuxMont Coalition For Peace Action - Peace Action in Bucks County 


Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry
sallykwitt@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/HowManyPlacesCanWeConnect

http://www.facebook.com/moveonbuckscounty

http://www.empireavenue.com/sallykwitt

http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/

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