Along with the summer, the election season keeps heating up. Join us Thursday, June 2, to meet Primary winners Rachel Hendricks and Dwight Evans. Then we’ll think big picture together about our wider social context.

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* RACHEL HENDRICKS for State Rep in HD 147 *

Rachel Hendricks is running to give back to the district that’s been her home for most of her life. Her work as Compliance Coordinator for an environmental contract operations company gives her and in-depth awareness of the requirements of the PA Department of Environmental Protection and other governing entities, and this in turn, informs her insights on how the public and private sectors should work together for stronger and healthier PA communities. Hear Rachel’s take on making Harrisburg work for the people of the 147th over special interests.

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* DWIGHT EVANS for Congress in  PA2 *

PA State Rep Dwight Evans has dedicated his life to the cause of urban renewal, working to give a voice those who too often live in the shadows, the poor and underserved. For over thirty years, he has worked to rebuild neighborhoods block by block, championing teachers and innovation in education, fighting successfully to end “food deserts,” and strengthening clean, safe neighborhoods with vital neighborhood “downtowns.” As Congressman, Dwight wants to bring the same not only to the entire 2nd congressional district, but to urban areas across the country by re-investing in the cities that form the backbone of our nation.

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* VIDEO & DISCUSSION:
The Success of Nonviolent Civil Resistance
Erica Chenoweth speaks at TEDxBoulder *

Last month, MDfA-ers expressed a strong interest in a new book, This Is an Uprising—How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century  by Mark Engler and Paul Engler.  Naomi Klein calls it, “Absorbing… Ambitious… Indispensable. A genuine gift to social movements everywhere.”  I’m excited to tell you that Philadephia-based Mark Engler will be joining us to talk about their book next month on July 7.

This month, as a lead-in, we’ll view a TEDx talk by Erica Chenoweth, a political scientist and award-winning author featured in their book. Amazingly, her ground-breaking research showed that between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as successful as violent campaigns. In addition to explaining why nonviolent resistance has been so effective, she also shares some lessons learned about why it sometimes fails. Much food for thought and fodder for discussion about how to make progressive change through November, and way beyond.

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* WHAT *   * WHEN *   * WHERE *

Montco DFA’s June meeting
Thursday, June 2, 2016
7:30 pm
Jenkintown Library    (Park and enter at rear.)
460 York Road    (across from IHOP)
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Keeping eyes on the prize,
Mary

Mary Clark
Acting Chair, Montco DFA
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Paid for by Montco DFA, Ken Mirsky, Treasurer
This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, at 7:30 pm

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