April 22 – May 6

From the HUB for Progress, a member of PA Together.

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Action Spotlight

 

Canvass, Phone Bank, or Postcard for Marc Friedenberg for US Congress!!

Williamsport:

Canvassing and phone banking at the Williamsport office. Plenty of parking on street, in the lot across the street, or in the Wegmans lot. Canvassing and phone banking shifts are 11-1 PM, 1-4 PM, and 4-8 PM.  With any questions, please contact Field Rep Tony Buss at 330-749-5950 or tony@marcforpa.com. Sign up at https://marcforpa.com/events.

Lewisburg:

On Sunday, April 28 at 1 PM and 4 PM, launching from Hufnagle Park, we are canvassing for Marc and any local candidates that have literature they’d like to pass out. Luis Medina and Heidi Ruckno are the organizers. To sign up through Marc’s web site, click here. There is also an Events page set up on Heidi Ruckno’s Facebook page here.

West End of Union County:
The  West End Progressives  are organizing canvassing and phone bank volunteers in the Mifflinburg school district in Union County. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Sharon Koppel,  sharonkoppel1@gmail.com . Canvassing is done in teams of two people in towns and walkable neighborhoods. Phone calling is done from your home on your own schedule with lists we provide. We are working hard to get Marc Friedenberg elected to Congress this spring!!! It is a special election. We need everyone to vote!
Send a Postcard:

Do you have the time and supplies to write five or ten fun, friendly election reminders against all the odds (again) to give Democratic voters in a deep Red district the chance to show up and blow up pundits’ predictions?

Event Spotlight

Green New Deal Town Hall
April 23, 7:30-9 PM, Elaine Langone Center Forum Room, Lewisburg

 

Who stands to benefit from the Green New Deal? What’s at stake?

Join members of the Bucknell and greater Lewisburg communities to learn more about this important resolution. We will have ample time to discuss what the Green New Deal might look like for us, here in central PA.

To read the Green New Deal resolution, please click here.

For more information or to RSVP, please click here for the Facebook event. Contact Sasha at gndlewisburg@gmail.com with any questions.


Brought to you by concerned faculty of Bucknell University and by Green New Deal Lewisburg, a local chapter of the national Sunrise Movement.

This event is co-sponsored by The HUB for ProgressClimate Reality Project: Susquehanna Valley PA ChapterSusquehanna Valley ProgressGrayingGreen, & CommUnity Zone.

Planning for Earth’s future on Earth Day

by Andrew Stuhl

Imagine, if you can, the Susquehanna Valley in the year 2050. What do you see? Do you envision the winding river, with ribbons of trees adorning its banks? Or fields of corn, gently sloping under an autumn sunset, with a glow so comforting you can feel its warmth?

 


Sunrise Movement

Sunrise is a movement of young people uniting to stop the climate crisis. This dark hour in America cannot last. Welcome to Sunrise.

 


Election Updates

 

Today, April 22, is the last day to register to vote for the May 21 electionClick here to register online.

PA 12th District Update

Local Elections 2019

Union County voters: Find local ballot info on Vote411.org! Vote411 is the League of Women Voters‘ interactive online resource for voters, where you can find nonpartisan information about the candidates in their own words. It complements the LWV’s printed Voters Guide that is distributed in post offices, municipal offices, libraries, banks, schools, and other locations around Union County. For more information about the 2019 municipal elections, contact the League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area.

PA Election Calendar
You can apply to be a TrailblazersPAC candidate.

HUB Updates

Training in Nonviolent Direct Action

Please consider now which training you and your group plan to attend.  Come as a group of friends, or as an individual.  There will be others who need a group.  June is not that far off, so plan now!

(See Full Calendar for More Events)

Monday, April 22

Tuesday, April 23

Green New Deal Town Hall.  7:30-9 PM.  Forum Room, Elaine Langone Center, Lewisburg.  Details.

Wednesday, April 24

Columbia County Indivisible Membership Meeting. 6:30-8:30 PM. Berwick Brewing Company, Berwick. Details.

Snyder County Democratic Committee Monthly Meeting. 6:30-7:30 PM. Snyder County East Building, Selinsgrove. Details.

BeSMART – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. 7-8 PM. Lycoming College, Heim Building, G-09, Williamsport.

Friday, April 26

Susquehanna Valley Ethical Society Secular Week of Action. Through May 4. Details.

Lewisburg Arts Festival. Through May 11. Details.

Dr. James Hansen, Bucknell Sustainability Symposium. 8 PM. Weis Center, Lewisburg. RSVP.

Saturday, April 27

Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts. 10 AM-5 PM. Downtown Lewisburg. Details.

Union County: Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour. 3-4:30 PM. RiverStage Community Theatre, Lewisburg. Details.

Lycoming Democratic Spring Banquet and Fundraiser. 5-8 PM. Holiday Inn, Williamsport. Details.

Spring Dance Concert. 7:30-9:30 PM. Weis Center, Lewisburg. Tickets.

Sunday, April 28

Otzinachson Sierra Club Spring Garbage Cleanup on Rt. 15. 8-10 AM. Meet at Rt. 15 and Furnace Road, East Buffalo Township. Details.

BeSMART for Kids Presentation. 11 AM-12 PM. Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewisburg. Details.

Sullivan County Democratic Committee Spring Buffet. 1:30 PM. Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere. Info: Germaine Donohue, 570-419-1169.

Spring Dance Concert. 2-4 PM. Weis Center, Lewisburg. Tickets.

Active Millennials for Progress Meeting. 7-8:30 PM. Every Sunday. CommUnity Zone, Lewisburg. Details.

Monday, April 29

Snyder County: Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour. 6-7:30 PM. Degenstein Center Theater, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. Details.

SURJ Social. Now on a new day of the month! 8:30-10 PM. Civil War Cider, Lewisburg. Details.

Tuesday, April 30

Columbia County: Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour. 6-7:30 PM. Bloomsburg University, Centennial 218 Auditorium, Bloomsburg. Details.

Wednesday, May 1

One Million Cups: Conversations About Entrepreneurship. 9-10 AM. Every first Wednesday of the month. Iron Front, Lewisburg. Details.

Lycoming County: Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour. 6-7:30 PM. Pennsylvania College of Technology, Klump Academic Center, Williamsport. Details.

Lycoming County Democratic Committee Monthly Meeting and Pre-Election Planning. 6:30-8 PM. 245 W. 4th Street, Williamsport. Details.

Thursday, May 2

WVIA-TV Debate: 12th Congressional District. 8-10 PM. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, Pittston. Broadcast live and simulcast on VIA TV, radio, and streamed at wvia.orgDetails.

Friday, May 3

Walk It! Bike It! Lewisburg Monthly Meeting. 8-9 AM. Every first Friday of the month. Lewisburg Borough Office, Lewisburg.

Saturday, May 4

Fair Districts PA North Central Regional Meeting. 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. Williamsport Area Middle School, Williamsport. RSVP.

Sunday, May 5

Crossing the Divide/Hearing the Other Political Point of View. 10:30-12 PM. Donald Heiter Community Center, Lewisburg. The Joseph Priestley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a program about the power of civil discussion on Sunday, May 5. The guest speakers will be Penn Garvin and Mike Glazer, who are part of a group that has met regularly for the last two years to cultivate friendships and encourage productive communication in spite of widely diverging political opinions. They along with two other regulars were featured on the WKOK Sunrise Show on March 26. The audio is available online HERE.

Monday, May 6

Spring 2019 Health of the Valley Forum. 6:30-8:30 PM. Degenstein Community Library, Sunbury. Details.

Down the Road

 

Sunday, May 19

Progressivepalooza! 1-10 PM. Location TBA: southern portion of the 9th Congressional District. Meet 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and other progressives throughout central Pennsylvania. Organized by Laura Quick and Tri-County Progressives. Please RSVP by April 26 to Amber Axon-Good (717-314-6550, amberaxongood@gmail.com), Kate Axon (kateaxon2@gmail.com), or Laura Quick (717-608-9276, lauraquickevents@gmail.com).

Saturday, June 1

PA Indivisible Rural Summit. 9 AM-5 PM. Ramada, Clarion, PA. Please RSVP by May 20 by clicking here.

July 11-13

Netroots Nation is one of the biggest national gatherings of grassroots activists. Their annual conference will be held in Philadelphia.


Self-Care

How do we model a movement that those not presently involved are drawn to be a part?

We all are interested in drawing more people into our political work whether into a specific organization or just in general into the resistance, electoral campaigns and social movement building that we in the HUB are working towards. We are often disappointed when others do not flock to our work and we need to find ways to bring more people in. We need to take a hard look at what we do that may make it difficult for others to join with us. Here are some questions for us to ask ourselves

  1. Do we take the time to personally invite friends and colleagues to come with us to an event/work session/meeting? It’s the personal invitation and follow up that makes our work accessible to others.
  2. Do we reach out to new people who do come to our groups and give them a specific task to do with others so they can begin to feel a part of the whole? Breaking down tasks is critical though sometimes it’s hard to figure out what a new person can do.
  3. When we do a demonstration (for example, against a state representative) are we only focused on telling what we don’t like or do we reach out to folks in the office, on the street, etc. and talk with them about why we are doing this action? And even more important, are we willing to listen to them when they tell us what they think? We may be surprise to find some who agree with us.
  4. Do we make sure that we have fun events together and invite others who are not part of our organizations to come? Whether we think so or not, we can seem intimidating and insular and it may be hard to find a way to relate to us.

Let’s start thinking about what we can do to attract more folks and expand our groups. As we learned from the great numbers who flocked to do the work right after the elections, they are out there!


Citizen Journalism

We need everyone to get involved and START ASKING QUESTIONS. We need to be our own investigative journalists. If there is an issue that concerns you, write about it and share it with us!

WKOK Archives

We Only Arrived by the Grace of God” by Shari Jacobson. Please click here to learn how you can support Shari’s volunteer site, the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas.

“Planning for the Future on Earth Day” is a column by Prof Andrew Stuhl.

Interviews with four Union County Commissioner candidates published by BarnstormingPA. Including Luis MedinaHeidi RucknoTrey Casimir, and Stacy Richards.


Resources

· Directory of Progressive Groups by SVP

· A list of all PA Senate and House phone numbers and emails

· A Google map of all PA counties with legislative district information

· Media Outlets

· Active Community Training – ACT provides tailored training for civic engagement

· Run for Something – for running for office


How to Use the Broadsheet

· Share it all. You can forward this as-is to your membership networks, and contacts. OR…

· Share some. You can cut-and-paste any part of this email into emails, social media, or however you see fit. OR…

· Send us events. For now, send them to calendar@thehub4progress.org.

· Follow the events on Google Calendar and conversations on Slack.

· Post events to our Facebook group.