So much is going on!

There are a lot of things happening on the national level that are disturbing to many of us. One good thing about this is that these changes are motivating people to get involved. This blog will post many opportunities for local action, as well as contact information for local/national groups that are looking for volunteers, members, and people willing to take action.

Scroll down to see upcoming events or explore the links to different organizations.

Working together, we can change the world!

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4/9/17 – Communities Rising Tour

Communities Rising Tour GRANT email copy

For more information, see:

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4/20/17 – Federation of Democratic Women Spring Banquet

On April 20 at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana, PA, the Indiana County Federation of Democratic Women is having its Spring Banquet.

democratic womenThe banquet provides an excellent opportunity to hear from candidates and to share the company of our Democratic friends and neighbors. State and local judicial candidates as well as Democratic candidates for county row offices will be invited to speak.

Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and the buffet will open at 6:15 p.m.

Cost is $25 per person. Sponsor ads for the program are also $25. Send checks made payable to FDWIC to Donna DonGiovanni by April 13 to 2597 Evergreen Drive, Indiana, PA 15701.

You can learn more about the FDWIC on their Facebook page:

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3/22/2017 – Mapping Matters – Make Sure Your Vote Counts

On March 22, 2017 the Johnstown Branch of the AAUW will host a speaker from Fair Districts Pa in an “open to the public” meeting, “Mapping Matters – Make Sure Your Vote Counts” at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Richland Campus at 6:30

Stopping unfair redistricting is a nonpartisan issue and one that affects everyone’s vote. We hope that you can attend this important meeting. Because they need to determine the size of the venue that they will need, you are asked to register by calling 814-262-6476.

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3/23/2017 – Dave Reed’s Town Hall

Make your voice heard!

Dave Reed’s Brush Valley Town Hall Meeting 
Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m.

Brush Valley Township Fire Department
5544 Route 259 Highway South, Brush Valley 

Deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 17.

RSVP here

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4/10/2017 – U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski at Chatham University

Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University presents:

Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics featuring U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski

April 19, 2017 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PMMy Approved Portraits

Join the PCWP for the 2016-2017 Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics. Senator Barbara Mikulski will speak in the Campbell Memorial Chapel about her career as the longest serving Congresswoman in U.S. history. Continue reading

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2/23/17 – Chauncy Ross on Dave Reed’s Town Hall

dave-reedChauncy Ross wrote a front-page piece about Dave Reed’s Town Hall meeting on Feb. 23, 2017.

“Reed weighs in on property taxes, school project,” by Chauncy Ross

Ross wrote:

“The only moments of contention at the session came when Ann Rea and Martha Barkley pressed Reed for his position on legislation concerning women’s health issues including funding for Planned Parenthood, an agency that provides abortions among many other services.”

If you disagree with Ross’s characterization of Planned Parenthood as primarily an “abortion provider,” think about letting the Indiana Gazette know.

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