The Willoughby Family invites you to join them in a
On Sunday, September 19th
In honor of George Willoughby
The Willoughby Farmhouse
340 Pine Avenue
Deptford, NJ 08096
The ceremony will start at 2 pm
Followed by light refreshments
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Following the tree planting please join Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust at their “Jersey Fresh Dinner” Fundraiser @ 4:00 p.m.
From: Casino-Free Philadelphia [mailto:info@CasinoFreePhila.org]
Schedule of Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 4 to 7 PM
Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 PM
Volunteers are needed every day from Monday to Thursday at the No Slots Spot -- if you can offer time, please reply to this email and let us know!
We've been fighting for four years against the predatory exploitation of Philly residents and workers by casinos.
We know that for every job created by a casino in Philadelphia, three jobs will be lost. Those jobs will be local jobs, in local businesses, driven out by a predatory industry looking to extract money from our communities and our neighbors.We know the casinos will be paying substandard wages, risking their employees' -- and patrons' -- health by ignoring the indoor smoking ban, and physically intimidate workers who try to unionize. Our job, then, is to continue to grow the movement for a more sustainable city. That's why later next week, we'll be holding a rally at SugarHouse on opening day, unveiling our plans to shut down the casino and revitalize the riverfront with our 1,000-square-foot mural. That evening, there will be a chance to participate in our first "casino watch" patrol as we monitor the predatory tactics of SugarHouse. You'll hear more about both of these events early next week.
It's true -- nobody has shut down a casino before. So be it. No casino has ever come to Philadelphia before. No casino has ever faced sustained opposition before. They're counting on a city that gives up. We are very far from giving up. We are just getting started. We are done when they are gone.
Unlike anywhere else, Philadelphia is still fighting back. We will continue to increase pressure on casinos, preventing them from opening when we can and shutting them down when we must. Join us next week, and we'll make history.
Subject: Volunteer on Election Day!
Hello BDS Philly/PJJP/SUSTAIN Community,
As many of you already know, PJJP/SUSTAIN have started a new local initiative called Philly BDS, to support the Palestinian call for boycott, sanctions, and divestment from Israel. Our first major campaign is a consumer boycott campaign, aimed at holding accountable the companies who make Sabra and Tribe hummus for their support of Israel's human rights abuses. Please visit our website www.phillybds.org for more background information. Also for more background on the global BDS movement, please go to: http://bdsmovement.net/
As our allies and supporters, and people who may be interested in getting more involved, we would like to invite you to a community gathering and meeting to discuss more about the campaign, to hear your ideas and feedback, and to identify ways that supporters can get involved in our launch event and the broader campaign. Of course, there are no obligations for anyone to get involved, and your feedback and ideas are much appreciated!
Please join us!
What: BDS Philly Community Gathering
and Meeting (People are invited to
order dinner, appetizers, drinks, &/or items to share!)
When: Friday, October 1, 2010 at 6:30pm
Where: Alyan's Restaurant, 603 S. 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
For directions and info: Alyan's Restaurant More Info: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP: We need an approximate head count for Alyan's by September 24.
Please email: email@example.com
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACTION:
Subject: 48 hours to tell the FDA you won’t eat GMO salmon
Click here to tell the FDA to deny approval of GMO Salmon.
Be there to save the Appalachian Mountains
September 27, thousands of Americans will march on the White House
to demand an end to mountaintop removal coal mining, a practice
that is poisoning the air, water, soil, culture and communities of
From: Peter Lems and Mary Zerkel American Friends Service Committee
Now is the moment to cut the military budget
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Ask your representative to sign on to the Frank-Paul letter.
* Here's our best opportunity to do this now:
Democrat Barney Frank (MA) and Republican Ron Paul (TX) have presented specific recommendations for cutting almost $1 trillion from the Pentagon's vast budget over the next ten years. But they need your U.S. representatives to join them in sending this message.
Your previous work on these issues have helped bring us to this moment. Millions of people are now aware of how vast spending on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has wasted resources and caused destruction and suffering at home and abroad. With more voices everyday calling for cuts, the Pentagon is beginning to feel the heat and even Secretary of Defense Gates is calling for "restraint" in military spending.
We believe we must go beyond "restraint." But our window is limited.
If we can send a strong message in the next days and weeks, we can help shatter the privileged status enjoyed by military spending. We can refocus our country's priorities on what's most important-jobs, health care, education, human services-efforts that affirm the worth and dignity of every person.
Ask your representatives to sign on to the Frank-Paul letter, strongly recommending that substantial cuts in military spending be on the table in all of the Administration's work to reduce the national debt.
Peter Lems and Mary Zerkel
P.S. We've spent $1 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. AFSC has been asking young people from all over the country to make videos showing how they'd rather see that money spent. Join the One Tillion Dollar Video contest by making a short video before the November 30 deadline. Please share this with any young people or youth groups you know. The winner gets a trip to Washington, DC, to show the video to members of Congress.
Forward this message to your friends.