Two Events in Bucks County!!
1. At 4pm there is an action at Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick’s office in Langhorne, PA.
Fiscal Showdown Event
Cong Fitzpatrick’s office at Summit Square, 1717 Newtown Langhorne Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047
Monday, December 10th, 4:00 PM
Message from your host, Robin s.: Congressman Fitzpatrick said that his constituents are hardworking and don’t have time to protest. He said the he is their voice in Congress. Please join us to let him know that we are hardworking and will make the time to show him that we want our middle class tax cuts extended now! We’ve had enough of his divisive political games.
2. Holiday Vigil for the Middle Class.
- when he refuses to end the tax breaks for billionaires, he is not speaking for us and
- when he votes to change Medicare into a coupon scheme that will cost seniors over $6,000 a year, he does not speak for us and
- when he votes to cut Medicaid funding by a third, he does not speak for us and
- when he keeps the Pentagon budget off the table for cuts, he does not speak for us.
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Robin Stelly and Penn Action hosted a very interesting Economic Showdown at a church in Bristol, PA.
Handing over another $160,000 in tax breaks to millionaires and making the middle class balance
the budget by ending Medicare as we know it, cutting Medicaid by one-third and reducing federal
funding for education and job training by 20%.
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Barb Stakes and Lynda Mintz are good friends to many, and we are so happy to be in your circle!
You are both young and lovely with Big Hearts. And, you throw a great party!!! Thanks.
Sally and Joan
Barb and Lynda are both great activists for Progressive Change, and wonderful supporters of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. I am so happy that they are both eligible for Medicare now. We all became friends while working on projects with Robin Stelly at Penn Action.
I am so upset that I forgot my movie camera today. Lynda’s group was amazing!
I thought it would be fun to see some photos of their recent work together in the last year or so to promote the good word. You can see by this small sample of photos how wonderful and dedicated these women are to helping others.
The Penn Action group of Progressive activists in Bucks County had a great day at the Levittown Post Office today. The rain stopped and we had a good turnout, and a lot of drive by traffic.
We were working with the National week of action on giving “Scorecard” information to the people on how our Congressman had voted on issues that are important to us – the Middle Class and the rest of the 99%.
We are very concerned about the proposed Ryan Budget that the Republicans are promoting that will destroy the safety nets that are now in place for people with Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Many people think that Medicaid is for poor single mothers, and other types of families. We believe that this is an important need in our society.
However, most families are touched by Medicaid when a family member runs out of money and needs services as they need to live in a skilled nursing facility. This is also a Middle Class issue.
Check out the Penn Action Facebook page for more info! http://www.facebook.com/PennAction
Wonderful event last week sponsored by Penn Action, Center for American Progress, Keystone Progress and Pennsylvania Working Families
The event was Thursday, September 20 at the House of Prayer in Bristol, PA. http://www.houseofprayerlevittown.org
I took Video of the public discussion about what the Ryan Budget will mean for Bucks County and Pennsylvania. I do not use a tripod, and the videos are not perfect. The information is outstanding, so please pay attention to that!
I broke up the taping into 4 videos.
Former U.S. Congressman, PA08
President & CEO Center for American Progress Action & Former U.S. Congressman, VA05
Doylestown Borough Council President & Small Business Owner
Pastor James Evans
Chair, Concerned Pastors of Lower Bucks
Bensalem resident impacted by budget cuts and concerned about the effect on her family of the proposed Ryan cuts
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We will NOT be having our weekly Wednesday meeting at 1pm so that everyone can participate with the tour.
Info from Robin Stelly about the tour-
PA Working Families, Penn Action, Move On, and CFPA brought together interested citizens to spread the word about our Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick and his voting record against the Middle Class.
The speakers did a great job of explaining why we are unhappy with the voting record of our Congressman. Please listen even when my camera job is “wonky”. It is not easy taking video at these events, but the information is so good it must be shared!
Between all the excitment and the Heat Wave, I am exhausted!
Next meetings -
Monday July 9 7pm – You MUST RSVP. We will cancel if there are not enough people to justify the evening meeting.
Wednesday July 11 – this week at 2pm because of a conflict that Robin Stelly has.
Information and Photos have been submitted by many of our members. Thank you Mike, Clare, and Robin for always keeping me full of emails, photos, and video for the newsletter!
1. A number of our seniors went to the White House Summit June 24-27 to be trained on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. They had a jam packed 3 days, and came back on fire!
2. When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, we were thrilled. There was a rally last Friday at PA State Rep Tina Davis’ office. We want a good and fair health exchange system for Pennsylvania!!
OUR Barb Stakes was interviews on Channel 10 News!
3. The Nuns on a Bus came to Bucks County!!
That’s the Washington, D.C., inside-the-Beltway term for money that corporations, billionaires and pretty much anything or anyone who isn’t a candidate is throwing toward tilting elections one way or another.
Many of these “independent expenditures” will be secretly funneled into front groups that blast our airwaves with smears, half-truths and outright lies.
Meanwhile, the big spenders behind the big money are doing all they can to keep their spending in the dark.
For more information about the DISCLOSE Act, read my earlier email, copied below in case you missed it.
b. Who in their right mind would have the nerve to say that Tammy Duckworth — a double-amputee Iraq War Veteran and current candidate for Congress in Illinois — is anything less than an American hero?
Her opponent — Republican Congressman Joe Walsh — has decided that his only chance to beat her is to hurl character attacks at Duckworth, saying today that she’s not a “true hero.”
It’s a new low for Joe Walsh. Let’s hold him accountable.
Dear Bucks County MoveOn member,
Representative Marguerite Quinn of the 143rd Assembly District in Bucks County is one of the architects of Act 13, the fracking law passed in the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Act 13 strips away our local zoning laws, enforces a gag order on our doctors, and allows drilling and open impoundment pits of fracking waste that threaten to pollute our ground, water, and air for generations to come.
That’s why I created a petition on SignOn.org to Rep. Quinn, which says:
Repeal Act 13 and return local zoning control back to the townships and municipalities of Pennsylvania. According to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania it is our duty and our right to protect our air, water, and land. Give us back our rights!
Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:
You are welcome to join us at events, and at our weekly planning meetings!
Our Core group meets every Wed. at 1pm at Joan and Sally’s house. New Core members are always welcome. This is where we plan, keep updated on news from Moveon and Penn Action, and share ideas. email for directions firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are adding an evening meeting once a month on the 2nd Monday at 7pm, same place. Please RSVP at email@example.com for each meeting so that we know to expect you.
Getting Letters to the Editor, and Guest Opinions printed is so important. Let us know if you are willing to write, or if you need help writing one. Contact Frank Arcoleo Frank.Arcoleo@verizon.net or Bob Mason firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas or help.
Robin Stelly – Penn Action
Joan King, Sally Witt
Moveon.org Bucks County Coordinator - Mike Sullivan
We are now doing a weekly newsletter for our larger group. Questions, or suggestions can be sent to email@example.com.
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