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📣 TRANSIT TALK WITH SEN. CASEY
Covid-19 has put Pennsylvania's public transit on the edge of disaster. Fare hikes, layoffs, and big service cuts are on the horizon if Congress does not pass $32B for public transit.
Across PA, transit riders and workers are coming together for some real-talk with Senator Bob Casey about the transit crisis. We need him to stand on the Senate floor as a transit champion and help fight for the transit support our agencies need to survive Covid-19.
Join us next week on July 28th @ 5pm to show Casey that PA transit riders and workers are organized, learn more about the issues, and add your voice our joint call to save transit.
🧮 MAKE PHILLY COUNT
Every person counted in the 2020 Census represents resources and funding that will be essential to meet the needs of residents for the next 10 years. Make sure you’re counted, so your community gets the support and political representation it deserves. Learn more at 2020census.gov
Sunday, July 26th, 1 PM
Philadelphia Bike Community Solidarity Ride
A bike ride has been organized by family and friends of Will Lindsay “in honor of those we have lost, in support of ourselves and each other, in solidarity with Vision Zero.” Ride starts at Dell Music Center and ends at East Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Tuesday, July 28th, 5 PM
⭐ 5th Square | Transit Crisis Talk w/ Senator Bob Casey ⭐
In an event we are co-hosting with Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Transit Forward Philly, and Transit Riders Union among others, with Senator Bob Casey about the transit crisis. We are asking him to stand on the Senate floor as a transit champion and pass $32B for transit to move us all past Covid-19.
Wednesday, July 29th, 12:30 PM
⭐ 5th Square | Anti-Racism Book Club Discussion ⭐
5th Square will be hosting a series of book club discussions to promote an ongoing discussion around racial justice in our community. Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman will lead a conversation on the first book we're reading together, "Clean and White," about the history of environmental racism in the United States. We'll be restarting our regular monthly meetings this summer, and are excited to broaden the conversation with these book club discussions as well.
Philly Counts is launching their Summer of Census program, the final and urgent push for Census participation in Philly. They are seeking volunteers in our district (Mantua, Walnut Hill, and Garden Court) to distribute door hangers and information. We hope to support Philly Counts' work to get a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census, which will ensure Philadelphia gets the resources we are owed. This volunteer opportunity will not require face-to-face interaction. Sign up at bit.ly/SummerofCensus.
This grant is an opportunity to implement creative ideas and to help bring park friends, library friends, and recreation advisory council groups together. Park Friends Groups, Recreation Advisory Councils, and Library Friends Groups who represent assets owned and managed by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks & Recreation and the Free Library of Philadelphia may apply in partnership with a counterpart group at a different asset (park, library, or recreation center) to support an event, program series, or concept that supports and involves communities at both sites. (Due 8/1/2020)
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