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Charlottesville Vigil -Freedom Isn’t Free

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Indivisible –  Find An Event
Charlottesville Vigil – Freedom Center Newtown PA

Where: State & Center Streets Newtown, PA 18940
When: Monday, August 14, 7:00 PM

Calling all peacemakers!! We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us for a community dialogue to follow at Newtown Friends Meetinghouse on Court Street. Organized by The Peace Center, Rise Up Doylestown and Showing Up for Racial Justice Delaware Valley

Link to event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/163291610904664/?ti=icl

 

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PASD Democratic Candidates Fully Representative

GOP candidates for PASD School board are all from Schuylkil Township.    As is typical of Democratic candidates, they represent a more diverse range of constituents.   Voters from the Borough or East Pikeland may find Democrats are more closely aligned with their interests.

Phoenixville: Jeesely Soto and Blake Emmanuel
East Pikeland: Chris Caltagirone
Schuylkill: Lori Broker

 

 

 

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March for our Environment

MARCH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT–Saturday, April 29th at Noon at the Chester County Courthouse, West Chester.
Rep. and former Mayor Carolyn Comitta will be addressing us around 12:45 about the importance of grass roots action–your voice–in saving the environment. Other speakers include West Chester Mayor Jordan Norley, 2017 mayoral candidate Dianne Herrin, and 2018 PA 6 congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan.
 
Gather at noon. Please bring signs to show your support of green issues. We will walk to Quaker Hill departing the Court House at 1:30 and reassembling at West Chester Friends Meeting at 2 pm.
For people who want to demonstrate their support of the environment but are unable to attend the marches in DC or Philadelphia. This march is sponsored by the Sierra Club Sustainability Committee.
 
Other local Democratic and Progressive events are listed below:

Continue reading “March for our Environment”

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Costello Town Halls

We are being urged to attend even if we can’t get in. Numbers will matter here. So, please come if you can and bring a sign on an issue that is important  to you.

From: Concerned Constituent Action Group

From Rep. Ryan Costello’s website:

Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) today announced two town halls during the upcoming April District Work Period. Rep. Costello will host a town hall and a telephone town hall for constituents of Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District. Constituents must register to attend in advance. Instructions on how to register for both events are included below.

Details:
What: Town Hall with Rep. Costello
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Chester County Courthouse
21 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
To Register: Click here

Parking is available on street or at the Bicentennial Parking Garage at 20 South High Street

What: Telephone Town Hall with Rep. Costello
When: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Dial-in number here
To Register: Click here

Copyright © 2017 Concerned Constituent Action Group, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:

Concerned Constituent Action Group
P.O. Box 172
Hereford PA 18056

Add us to your address book

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Petition against Re-Zoning

The Residents of Schuylkill Township oppose rezoning the 47 acre Conference Center located at 1485 Valley Forge Rd. from the present Low Density housing R-1 to a High Density housing classification. The property is currently owned by University of Valley Forge (UVF).

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/699/281/515/

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Costello ACA Vigil

YOU’RE INVITED!    MoveOn.org
Congressional Stakeout to Save Health Care
Where: Rep. Costello’s West Chester office
When: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday and Friday, join us for an hour (or more!)
What: All-day vigils to stop Trumpcare

Under Trumpcare, 24 million Americans would lose health care. The bill is so awful that the uninsured rate would be worse than it was before the Affordable Care Act. But Republican unity on the bill is crumbling. And if just three Republican senators or 22 House members vote against the repeal bill, then there won’t be enough votes for it to pass. As of last night, more than 50 Republican lawmakers had expressed serious concerns about it.

But the bill is moving extremely fast. That’s why we’re hosting Stakeouts to Save Health Care at key congressional offices tomorrow and Friday, March 16 and 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. We’ll share health care stories, have signs, and raise our voices together to stop this cruel and destructive bill. Will you sign up for one or more shifts during the vigil in West Chester?
A person holding a sign! YES, I’LL BE THERE! People holding signs!
I can’t make it, but show me other events near me.

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Postcard Writing Party

Postcard Writing Party

Saturday, March 11th @ 1:30

The Eadie’s

475 Valley Park Rd

Phoenixville

Postcards and stamps provided!!!

Can’t make the party? Write and Mail on the 15th!

Then, on March 15th all the postcards will be mailed to Donald Trump publicly expressing our opposition to his policies. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.
Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.
No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.
So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin.


Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as 
#TheIdesOfTrump
Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump ! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donnie know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.

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Costello’s Belated Report

Congressman Ryan Costello released a special newsletter.  It is a comprehensive discussion of a number of current issues.  If this were released prior to a face-to-face town hall, the give and take would have been productive if somewhat pointed.

Copied from body of Ryan’s Report 27Feb17.


Welcome to a special edition of my weekly e-newsletter, Ryan’s Report: Asked and Answered. This week I hosted two telephone town halls that connected me to over 100,000 random households across our Congressional District’s four counties.  I also Live Streamed the audio feed on my Facebook page where over 1,000 folks listened and were able to submit questions online.  If you were able to stay on the line and join me, thank you – I hope that you found it informative.  If you didn’t have the opportunity to participate and would like to be called for future telephone town halls, I encourage you to register your phone number here.

For those who were wondering, I pre-announced the date and time of these telephone town halls starting two weeks in advance through Ryan’s Report and on my Facebook page – so for those of you missed that advanced notification or are receiving this message for the first time, I encourage you to sign-up for Ryan’s Report and read it in full each week or follow me on Facebook @CongressmanRyanCostello.

I thought I’d send around some snippets of my answers to some of the questions asked live on the air by constituents across the political spectrum. We covered a variety of important and certainly controversial topics – climate change and the role of the EPA, healthcare and the future of the Affordable Care Act, Russia and the election, education, veterans issues, gerrymandering, Congressional oversight over President Trump – to name a few. I wanted to ensure each of you had a chance to get a sense for my thoughts on the some of the top issues that were discussed and as a reference point given the large number of phone calls, emails, and letters we’ve been receiving.

Continue reading “Costello’s Belated Report”

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Costello remains Uncertain

Congressman Ryan Costello will not be pinned down to “a certain forum at a certain time”.  Instead the congressman has evaded “political stunts” by popping up in virtual Town Halls – via telephone and Facebook where participants and questions are pre-registered.

The Concerned Citizens Action Group for PA 6th has scheduled a traditional face-to-face Town Hall for tomorrow, Saturday, 25Feb17, 1-3 PM, at Phoenixville High School.  Mr Costello has said “I already have commitments”.  His planned whereabouts were not reported.

Mr. Costello’s supporters have taken several steps to protect him.  They have insisted that PASD collect fees for use of the High School.  They have registered a complaint with Federal Election Commission.   A spokesman suggested Right To Know requests for “emails and cell phones”.  They have even called out as “unseemly” that a PASD school board member did not disclose his wife’s activities.  Nevertheless She Persisted.

Concerned Citizens has requested that questions be collected prior to Town Hall.  My Question:  Mr Costello claimed to me that only 250,000 have pre-existing conditions covered by ACA plans!  Per USNews an World Report, 1/4 of Americans have pre-existing conditions.  Mr Costello, what is your source for such an absurdly low estimate?

The weather forecast for the Town Hall is heavy rain, outside.  Inside the forecast is uncertain.

Media links: PASD debates fees,  Costello No ShowCostello Declines invite