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September 2014 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 9, Number 11
The election is only 21 days away ---
YOUR HELP NEEDED....
by Mike Konopacki
Like many Pennsylvanians, I want to see Tom Corbett out of office. This man is a disgrace to Pennsylvania and the nation... absolutely the worst governor in the history of our Commonwealth.
Among the many sordid aspects of Corbett's reign of error:
1) because of his tax cuts for the rich, there is a budget shortfall of close to 2 billion dollars, thousands of jobs were, and will be lost.
2) Governor Corbett has accepted many illegal gifts and contributions.
3) accepted more than 3.6 million dollars from big oil and gas
4) PA is the only state that does not tax oil or gas companies for extraction of our natural resources - can anyone spell "quid pro quo"?
5) under-funded education, causing 77 school districts to raise property taxes, with more preparing to follow suit, increasing class size due to teacher layoffs.
6) Corbett is holding up the current budget pending an agreement to destroy public employee pensions.
7) Under Corbett's "leadership" PA has dropped from 7th to 48th place in job creation
8) There is nothing "PUBLIC" that Corbett doesn't want to sell or privatize. He knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Right now it looks like his opponent has a comfortable lead, but I don't think we can trust the Koch brothers, ALEC, and all the other candidate purchasers (especially Range Resources) to stay out of this race. They'll be pouring money into Pennsyvania to give their puppet another term as governor. I don't want to wake up on November 4th to see this headline::
Corbett Re-elected in Surprise Cliffhanger
The only way we can head this off is to bring Corbett's sordid record before the voters, and give them lots of real information on issues that are important to them - health care, education, union-busting, pension raiding, living wage jobs, police brutality, gun control, abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration, privatization, economic and racial inequality, poverty in Pennsylvania, public transit, the war on science, preserving parks and wilderness areas, encouraging sustainable energy, and protecting Pennsylvania citizens from being poisoned by fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas. We want to immunize the voters from right wing propaganda and falsehoods. You don't have to support all of these ideas listed above to want to DUMP CORBETT... but this Roadshow will be packed with information that you will value. And it will be fun!
HERE'S THE PLAN:
How would you like to see a roving caravan of cars emblazoned with CRUSH CORBETT magnetic signs rolling into your town, bringing talented musicians and articulate community activists coming to get out the vote in your community to CRUSH CORBETT !! This rollicking roadshow will include music, storytelling, comedy, news, theater and so much more. It will be an unforgettable, thought-provoking and fun-filled evening.
We'll do as many shows as we can fund. This is the same organizing model I used for the highly successful 'Sing Out for Singlepayer Roadshow' in 2009. As of September 9th, we have $1600 in individual sponsorships and $11,000 in underwritng from unions. We are still far from covering our expenses. This should be a grass-roots tour. I want lots more individual sponsors. The tentative tour schedule is:
Sept 27 - Cambria County - Johnstown - Amy Niehouse confirmed
Sept 30 - Beaver County - IBEW Hall Bob Schmetzer, Todd Davis confirmed
Oct 2 - Mercer County - confirmed
Oct 3 - Harrisburg - Rick Smith, Judi Heh confirmed
Friday, October 10th, 2014 - with the Great Climate March
Saturday, October 11th -The Great Frackdown in Butler PA
October 12th - Westmoreland County Dems Dinner 5:00 PM
Oct 14 - Gettysburg - Charles T Strauss
Oct 15 - Gettysburg
Oct 16 - Philadelphia
Oct 16 - Philadelphia
Oct 17 - Bloomsburg - Walt Brasch confirmed
Oct 18 - Wikes Barre/Scranton
Oct 19 - possible stop in Bethlehem
Wednesday, October 30 - Indiana, PA - Jim Dougherty
Thursday, October 31 - night off
Thursday, October 31 - night off
NOVEMBER 4th - CORBETT CRUSHED!!!
The shows are coming together quickly now....
Erin McClelland's HQ
430 Main St, 2nd fl
Price: donationsThis building has an elevator and is fully accessible.
IBEW Local 712
217 Sassafrass Lane
Beaver, PA 15009
https://facebook.com/crushcorbettContact Bob Schmetzer - firstname.lastname@example.org
USW Local 1016 - Shenango Valley
107 Broadway Ave
Wheatland, PA 16161
Price: free - donations accepted
Market St.Church Fellowship Hall
1508 Market St
Price: donationsbottled water is the only refreshment permitted in the sanctuary.
St Peter's Episcopal Church
1950 Trumbull Ave
Price: $20 suggestedSecure parking on site.
Corner of Trumbull and Michigan
|Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 8:00 PM|
Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
2264 Emmitsburg Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Concert Calendar (continuously updating at https://annefeeney.com/calendar.html)
If I've convinced you, email me, text me, or leave a message at https://facebook.com/crushcorbett ("Like" it while you're there) - I'll be happy to connect you with the organizers in your area, or help YOU to be the organizer.
Don't forget to send a contribution to help us crush Corbett!! Even if you don't live in Pennsylvania... this guy is a menace to us all. We've got to stop this frack-a-holic! Please forward this widely. WE CAN DO THIS!!!
by Paypal to email@example.com
by check to:
2240 Milligan Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
thank you, thank you, thank you.
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