Hello again! We're in the full swing of the campaign season, and we'd love to have your help with some of the upcoming events. Please do take a look at the upcoming items below and plan to get involved where you can see yourself fitting in. As usual, if there's anything you'd like to make sure gets in this newsletter next week, please email it to email@example.com.
First off, another reminder that the Schwartz Living Market, 1317 E Carson Street is now our effective Pittsburgh Jill 2016 Campaign Office! There are no paid staff here, so we rely on volunteers like you and me to make this happen. Volunteers can use the space to further the following aims:
The office will be open the following days and times this week:
We are looking for volunteers for all of these times, and it would be ideal to have at least 1-2 people signed up for each time slot. You can sign up to volunteer using this handy doodle poll. We especially need volunteers for making signs and art, and we would be glad to take donations of craft supplies to help enable this effort. Please come by and help!
We are planning a Jill Stein honk and wave/light brigade day for Sunday, October 23rd, weather permitting. We will meet at 2:30pm at the Schwartz Living Market and have a honk and wave on the 10th Street bridge from 3-5pm, followed by pizza at the Schwartz Living Market, and an overpass light brigade from 6-9pm, location TBD. Here's a video of another group in Bellingham, WA that did a similar event recently. It would be awesome to make a similar video of our event here in Pittsburgh, so let's make a bunch of cool signs this week and plan to get good use of them, both on the streets and online.
The outreach working group has been planning a lot of street leafleting events in different neighborhoods. We have leafleting groups targeting Market Square, Northside/CCAC, the E. Liberty busway, the Strip Distrcit, Downtown, and UPitt. To find a person to partner with and do street leafleting in an area near you, or to pitch suggestions for other outreach ideas, email Marty firstname.lastname@example.org. The next official Outreach planning meeting will be Wednesday, October 26th, at 7pm at the Schwartz Living Market, but please feel free to plan ad hoc outreach events with other volunteers and make use of the campaign literature we have available in the office.
Suzanne Bishop is planning a GPOAC-sponsored Happening to focus on art and music against war for Friday, October 28th. This event will be a great opportunity to focus creative and peaceful energy into building public understanding of what war is and how the Green Party values lead us to oppose it. It will consist of a series of artistic workshops and discussions held throughout the day at the Schwartz Market. Check the GPOAC facebook page and website for more event information, to be forthcoming. If anyone is willing to speak at this event, please contact Suzanne at email@example.com.
When I'm not volunteering to write newsletters for GPOAC, I run the Pittsburgh Peace Lights, and do light brigade events in support of Jill Stein and progressive politics here in Pittsburgh. Most of the news about what we are doing can be found on the Facebook page, the Twitter account, and other social media. We're having a light brigade tonight (Saturday 10/15) and we have another planned for next Sunday as described above. Additionally, we're planning an event in Franklin, PA on 10/21 in support of Mike Bagdes-Canning (see below); and will probably have one for Jill Stein in Gettysburg, PA the following night as well. Please feel free to join us at any of these events if you can!
Mike Bagdes-Canning, who is running for PA State Representative in Butler County, put together a detailed email update for those who have already signed up to volunteer for his campaign. There are a few upcoming events I want to emphasize:
We expect to hear details very soon from the Stein campaign about their Pittsburgh visit. This event has been in the works for about a year and we are very excited to make it happen. Please be prepared to do what you can to get the word out this event, and watch for another email update from us once we have a set date and time.
Thanks for reading all the way through. We hope you can contribute to the success of these efforts! See you soon.
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