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July 5, 2012 Newsletter for our Bucks County Moveon – Penn Action Group

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!!

See more photos here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.443976315634307.104834.152915228073752&type=1


OUR Barb Stakes was interviews on Channel 10 News!

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3.  The Nuns on a Bus came to Bucks County!!

4.  Important info shared by Mary Downing-
a.  “Independent expenditures.”

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.

This July 4, stand up for true independence by urging your senators to fight for an election season that’s independent of secret money. Tell them to cosponsor the DISCLOSE Act.

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.”

Tell Walsh that all of our Veterans are heroes and that we can never recognize them enough for their service >>

It’s a new low for Joe Walsh. Let’s hold him accountable.

5.  From Nancy Traflin –

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:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=276836&id=44939-6185641-IGrKC7x&t=2

Thanks!

–Nancy Taflin

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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 sallykwitt@gmail.com.  

We are adding an evening meeting once a month on the 2nd Monday at 7pm, same place.  Please RSVP at sallykwitt@gmail.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 robmas1@verizon.net 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 sallykwitt@gmail.com.

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