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March for our Environment

MARCH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT–Saturday, April 29th, 2017 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:

Time, place, and subject of each event. Click on any event in the Dem or progressive calendars to see full details; and check before attending as schedules can change.
1) Events organized by Chester County Democratic Committee, its zones, candidates and elected officials, and related groups.  It also includes, for reference, some religious holidays, historical dates, and community events. The Dem calendar is at the top right of the screen at (or part way down on a smart phone).
Fri Apr 28              11:30am
Calling on Costello – West Chester: Project Healthcare
Sat Apr 29      People’s Climate March – Washington, DC
March for the Environment – 2 N. High St., West Chester
        6:00pm – 10:00pm       
Turn Chester County Blue – 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville
Sun Apr 30      4:30pm
People Power Freedom Cities Organizing – 430 Fernhill Rd, West Chester

5:00pm – 8:00pm
West Goshen Dems Spring Fundraiser – 929 South High Street, West Chester
Mon May 1       12:00pm – 3:00pm      
Un Dia SIN Inmigrantes / A Day without Immigrants – Reeves Park 2nd Ave, Phoenixville
        7:00pm – 8:30pm
East Whiteland/Charlestown Democrats (zone 13) – 209 Conestoga Road, Frazer
        7:00pm – 8:30pm
Northern Chesco Democratic Committee = zone 11 – 1158 Rapps Dam Rd., Phoenixville
        7:30pm – 9:00pm
Education funding in PA: Inadequate, Inequitable & Unconstitutional. – 582 Upper Gulph Road, Wayne
Tue May 2       Campaigns: 24-hour reporting begins

Zone 1 monthly meeting – 1281 Thomas Oakes Drive, Pottstown
Fostering Constructive Conversations about Guns – 10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd, West Chester

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Reception for 2 Commonwealth Court candidates – 324 Swedesford Rd., Berwyn
Thu May 4       5:30pm – 7:30pm       
Carolyn Comitta (PA House 156) Remember the Ladies fundraiser – 600 East Market Street * West Chester
WCU College Dems – Ruby Jones 202, West Chester University, West Chester (last of the academic year)
Fri May 5               Campaigns: report due
Sun May 7       11:00am – 4:30pm      
Malvern Blooms Festival (non-political) – Malvern

11:00am – 5:00pm       
Cinco de Mayo festival – Kennett Square
Mon May 8       7:00pm
Sample Ballot Mailing Party – 20 Applewood Rd., Malvern
Tue May 9       Last day to request a civilian absentee ballot
Wed May 10      7:00pm – 8:30pm       
Kennett Area Democrats (zone 8) meeting – 801 Burrows Run Road, Chadds Ford
Thu May 11      5:30pm – 8:00pm        
West Chester Dems spring fundraiser – 130 E Prescott Alley, West Chester
7:00 pm Bradford Dems social meetup – 1548 Shadyside Rd., West Chester
Fair Districts PA: how to rid PA of gerrymandering – 750 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square
        7:30pm – 9:00pm
OxGrove Democratic Committee monthly meeting = zone 3 – 372 Rosehill Rd, West Grove
Fri May 12      Last day for absentee ballots (except military or overseas) to be received
Mon May 15      7:00pm – 8:30pm       
Phoenixville Democrats (zone 19) – 601 Center St., Phoenixville
Tue May 16      7:00am – 8:00pm        Primary Election
Campaigns: 24-hour reporting ends
2) The progressive calendar for SE Pennsylvania lists local events of interest to progressives, environmentalists, the peace movement, and others.  The Progressive calendar link is at the top of the page at 
Every Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm Chester County Peace Movement Peace Vigil. Every Saturday at 11 a.m., in all weather, since 2003. At the corner of High and Market Streets, West Chester. Bring your own sign or borrow one on location.
Sat Apr 29      2:00pm – 4:00pm       
Forum on Immigration – 401 East Gay Street, West Chester
Wed May 3       7:00pm – 9:00pm       
Human Relations Council of Greater West Chester – 501 E. Miner Street, West Chester
Thurs May 4     7:00pm 
Pipeline Safety Forum – 1580 Paoli Pike, West Chester
Wed May 10              7:30pm 
Phoenixville Area Progressives – 193 Bridge Street, Phoenixville
Thu May 11              7:00pm 
How to rid PA of gerrymandering – 750 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square
Tue May 16              7:00pm – 8:30pm
GMO Free PA meeting – 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Please participate and act! People (and the media) are paying more attention than ever to what we do and stand for….
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