An informative evening about local politics and the fight for our State.
Philly friends, come get better educated about local activism, making a difference and working on change in our (very sensitive swing) State of Pennsylviania, in local swing districts and in Philadelphia.
If you are already an activist, or interested in working for change, yet want to know about how to more effectively participate... This is an event for you.
Please come! Refreshments provided.
6:30pm gather and mingle
Presentations start at 7pm sharp.
Larry Krasner is a civil rights lawyer who specializes in criminal defense and police brutality matters, has worked as a public defender in Philadelphia for about six years before opening his private practice, Krasner & Long, LLC. He recently announced his candidacy for the office of Philadelphia District Attorney. He is largely known for representing activists, including members of the Occupy Philly and Black Lives Matter movements, as well as Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who was accused of assaulting an off-duty police officer in February 2016. Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/02/09/larry-krasner-joins-da-race/#7kpFRLsQq9FOaycu.99
RECLAIM Philadelphia: Founded by former Bernie staff and volunteers, Reclaim Philadelphia is committed to continuing the Political Revolution in the City of Brotherly Love! Reclaim Philadelphia is committed to the idea that this state of affairs is not inevitable. In a city—a country—tending towards ever greater inequality in wealth and power, we seek policies and candidates, and we develop strategies and tactics, to redistribute that wealth to the poor, to enfranchise the dispossessed, and to invest in the commons. We believe that grassroots organizing can bring people together, and that—together, with members in every neighborhood in the city—we can unsettle the complacencies of the powerful.
We reject racism and discrimination on the basis of gender and sex, and we seek to stop these evils at their root. We insist that a viable economic future cannot be built through choking children with smog and despoiling the planet; that a warming globe is a grim threat to everyone everywhere, the poor most of all. We categorically reject the notion that police are entitled to menace entire swathes of the city with racial terror and to shoot unarmed black men and women in the streets.