April 20 newsletter for Bucks County Moveon and Penn Action group – so much going on!
Newsletter for our Bucks County Moveon/Penn Action Core Group
Friday April 20
Great success with our Tax Day Action at Wells Fargo and the Levittown Train Station!
I had dental surgery that morning, but everyone did fine without me. LOL
Bucks County Courier Times article and photos of our TAX Day event-
NEXT Big Event – help us get people to come!!
Move Your Money public panel discussion
WHAT: Move Your Money panel discussion
Hear from local community bankers the benefits of moving your money into community banks
and credit unions. What’s in it for you? What’s in it for the community?
Guests: Frank Arcoleo, MBA, CPA
Bruce Iaocabucci, President, First Federal Bank of Bucks County
Vince Market, CFO, TruMark Financial Credit Union
WHERE: Yardley Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, 19067
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, Noon
Join us for a Move Your Money public panel discussion Big banks used their privileged status to gamble on exotic financial instruments like collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and credit default swaps (CDSs). When their bets paid off, the bankers got huge bonuses. When the bets failed, the US taxpayer took the losses. Heads they win, tails we lose. And nobody – the government, the courts, or the market – has held these behemoth banks accountable for tanking the economy and plunging millions into unemployment.
The “Move Your Money” effort is a simple, straightforward way of holding banks accountable by moving your money and other financial arrangements from the mega-bank offenders to smaller, more responsible institutions. By doing so you’ll help to end “too-big-to-fail,” you’ll be investing in Main Street, not Wall Street, and lending a hand to local businesses.
Plus, you’re likely to have lower fees and better, more personal service. Learn why moving your money to community institutions is important, and what might be in it for you.
PLEASE RSVP and ask your friends to come!
Voter Id Project-
Robin’s report –
1. GREAT NEWS! Twenty-six people from all over the county showed up at the Commissioners Meeting to make the
case for a task force dedicated to educating the public about burdensome and confusing Photo ID
law. Many thanks to all who took time from their day to take this important step. You can
read the Courier Times’ story about the meeting here:
You can hear audio of the meeting here: (Public comments are the last hour of the meeting.)
The next Commissioners meeting is happening on May 2 in Newtown at the Lockheed Martin facility. 10am.
2. PRIMARY DAY is this Tuesday. We have a petition to use at polling places in Bristol (enclosed below).
We need people to be at those polls. So far, we have 9 people signed up.
If you can be at a poll in Bristol on TUESDAY from either 7am – 9am or from 5pm – 8pm,
PLEASE send me an email asap. Please don’t assume that I already know you want to
help with this effort. Just email Robin Stelly at email@example.com and let me know that you’ll help on primary day and if you want the morning or evening shift.
The goal of Primary Day is to get the word out about the new Photo ID law AND to collect signatures on the petition to the Commissioners to form the task force. Then, we can ask the people who signed if they’d like to help with the Community Campaign for Voting Rights to educate the public and get people ready to vote in November.
If you are on Facebook, please head over to https://www.facebook.com/communitycampaignforvotingrights
and “like” the page.
3. NEXT MEETING of Community Campaign for Voting Rights is on MONDAY, April 23 at 6:30pm in the Annex of the Norton Avenue First Baptist Church. Please do you best to join us. We’ll be talking about the Primary and setting some goals for our neighbor-to-neighbor outreach. We can’t move forward without you! Tell a friend!
Things are really moving along with this project. It is time NOW to put all the energy and ideas into action. If you would like to work with us on this project in Bucks County, contact Robin Stelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might be interested in-
1. Important information about a massive rally taking place in Harrisburg on April 28 to protest the relentless attacks on women. This is an organic, multi-organizational rally happening in every single state in the nation, and you can find out more about Pennsylvania’s event at http://wowmarch.org.
2. This Tuesday, April 24th Democratic volunteers from across Bucks County are urgently needed for a Write-in Campaign in the 142nd House District in Lower Bucks County. We need volunteers to help explain to Democratic voters how to write-in Democrat Harry Arnold for State Representative. It is critical that we obtain a minimum of 300 write-in votes for Harry Arnold so he can become the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the 142nd House District. It is absolutely critical that we have a Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 142nd House District.
Please join us at the Middletown County Club 420 N Bellevue Ave Langhorne, PA 19047
NOTE: Please enter through the downstairs entrance on the left side of the building.
We will be there from 7am until 8pm on Primary Election Day April 24th.
Please RSVP by calling Harry Arnold for State Representative Campaign Headquarters at 215-867-9869. You can also contact the Bucks County Democratic Headquarters at 215-348-2140 or Debbie@Bucksdemhq.com
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 email@example.com.
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
We are now doing a weekly newsletter for our larger group. Sally Witt and Linda O’Connor will be managing the newsletter. Questions, or suggestions can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moveon.org Bucks County Council – Joan King and Sally Witt
Penn Action – Robin Stelly
Sally K Witt
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